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The Food and Nutrition Information Centers
This is thethe Food and Nutrition Information Center, brought to you by the United States Department of Agriculture. Topic sections include dietary guidance, lifecycle nutrition, diet and health, surveys, reports and research, food composition, food safety, dietary supplements, food labeling, nutrition assistance programs, professional and career resources, and FAQ. You’ll find spotlight articles on healthy eating habits for teens, kids, infants, toddlers and adults. Information about how to keep a healthy lifestyle is include including nutritional data about hundreds of foods all available with the click of your mouse. Topics range from A to Z, and users can look at dietary guidelines and calorie content in their favorite foods.

Calcium Rich Foods, a site for nutrition information, has a good section on calcium nutrition. It provides a discussion of calcium rich foods, and provides a chart showing how many milligrams are in specific dairy, soy and canned fish foods with high calcium content. It ways that adult men and women need at least 1000mg of calcium per day, but post-menopausal women should take up to 1500mg per day. People with lactose intolerance can take pre-treated milk with 99 percent less lactose, and some dairy products, like firm cheese, yogurt and buttermilk, are naturally low in lactose. Other alternatives are calcium supplements and non-dairy foods high in calcium such as dark green vegetables and dried beans. While most people know that calcium is important for building and strengthening bones and teeth, calcium also helps to maintain a normal heart beat, regulating blood pressure, and for keeping the nervous system healthy. The site provides related articles, such as Calcium Citrate vs. Calcium Carbonate, Vitamin D and Bone Health and calcium diets for pregancy and menopause. There are FAQs on calcium supplements, tips for women, and the benefits of soy.

Institute for Integrative Nutrition
Do you want to be a health coach? The Institute of Integrative Nutrition, founded by Joshua Rosenthal in 1992, is a nutrition school that offers online nutritional classes individuals like you could take when you enroll in their health coach training program. The curriculum explores over one hundred dietary theories, which would empower you to strive for optimal health and wellness and to share everything you have learned as you take on a new career. The IIN website includes information you need to know about being a health coach – what it is and why it is important. You can also visit the IIN blog to stay updated with the latest health news and trends, to listen to their podcasts and even try the recipes featured there. is the official website of George Mateljan Foundation for the World's Healthiest Foods, a non-profit foundation that aims to provide scientifically proven information about proper food preparation, as well as healthy eating. Here, you can find more than 100 easy and quick healthy recipes, a comprehensive guide on organic foods, healthy cooking tips from experts, and everything you should know about digestion. You will also have a better idea about food sensitivities and how to deal with it. But more importantly, you can browse their huge list of the healthiest foods in the world according to category. As a bonus, you can watch the YouTube video of George Mateljan on why he never cooks with extra virgin olive oil.

Books on Good Nutrition
If you are looking for books on nutrition, fitness and health, check this list of reference books in the store on Eat Right. Many are by by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Many of the publications included here are authored by doctors, physicians, and other medical professionals. The categories are child and teen nutrition, diabetes, food sensitivities, nutrition and lifestyle, pregnancy and breastfeeding, sports nutrition, and special needs. Available are consumer titles, eBooks, Pocket Guides, Study Guides and clinical Reference books. Some of the sources of these publications are the US government, and non-profit organizations such as the American Diabetes Association, American Heart Association, American Cancer Society, and Food Allergy Network.

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