Health & Wellness Resources
Searching for the best information available for health and wellness can be a difficult task. The most helpful information is sometimes eclipsed by less trustworthy sources peddling miracle cures, fad diets, or ineffective folk remedies. The following is a list of dietitian approved websites to help you make informed nutrition decisions:
- Center for Food Safety & Applied Nutrition – This site provides information on food recalls, food safety, and food illness outbreaks. It is a great site to use to stay up-to-date on current legislation for food and nutrition.
- U.S. Department of Health & Human Services – This site provides information on many different aspects of health care. Visitors can search for information on how to apply to different government funded programs. HHS programs protect the health of all Americans and provide essential human services, especially for those who are least able to help themselves.
- American Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics – This site provides the most up-to-date nutritional information from experts in the field of nutrition and dietetics.
- Mayo Clinic Food & Nutrition Center – This site provides basics information on how to buy, prepare, and plan for a healthy well-balanced diet.
- Food and Nutrition Information Center -The Food and Nutrition Information Center provides credible, accurate, and practical resources for nutrition and health professionals, educators, government personnel and consumers.
- Dietary Guidelines for Americans -The Dietary Guidelines for Americans encourages individuals to eat a healthful diet — one that focuses on foods and beverages that help achieve and maintain a healthy weight, promote health, and prevent chronic disease. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) jointly publish the Dietary Guidelines every 5 years.
- Overeaters Anonymous (OA) - A program of recovery from compulsive overeating, binge eating, and other eating disorders adapting the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions from AA. OA charges no dues or fees; it is self-supporting through member contributions.
- Vegetarian Times – This site provides a large collection of vegan/vegetarian recipes along with health information. It provides tips on following these diets in a healthy way.
- Harvard School of Public Health/Nutrition - The Nutrition Source provides evidence-based diet & nutrition information for clinicians, health professionals, the media and the public. It covers such topics as nutrition news, sustainability, healthy drinks, and disease prevention.
- National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases -The NIDDK supports research training for students and scientists at various stages of their careers and a range of education and outreach programs to bring science-based information to patients and their families, health care professionals and the public.
- National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) - The National Eating Disorders Association is the leading 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization in the United States advocating on behalf of and supporting individuals and families affected by eating disorders. Reaching millions every year, we campaign for prevention, improved access to quality treatment, and increased research funding to better understand and treat eating disorders. We work with partners and volunteers to develop programs and tools to help everyone who seeks assistance.
- Nutrition.gov - A link that provides current information on a vast amount of nutrition topics such as dietary supplements, weight management, meal planning, and meal preparing. Also has the Choose MyPlate page where you can assess the adequacy of your diet.
- WellWVU - WellWVU is our campus student health initiative to help improve your wellbeing in all areas of life, including diet and nutrition. Visit them for WVU specific resources for your wellbeing.
- American Heart Association -The American Heart Association advocates to help kids, families and communities live heart-healthy lives. Use this Healthy Living information to help you get active and stay active, for life.
- Sports, Cardiovascular and Wellness Nutrition (SCAN) - An excellent site that contains information on sports nutrition, cardiovascular/wellness, nutrition, and eating disorders.