Fact Finder: Food and Nutrition

March 10, 2010 

These days when you need to find a recipe, it's more likely you turn to the computer instead of a cookbook. But with so many food sites out there sometimes it's hard to choose one. Below are some popular food and nutrition sites to help you figure out what's for dinner.


Nutrition.gov Easy access to information on nutrition, healthy eating, physical activity and food safety from across the federal government. Provided as a service of the National Agricultural Library. NutritionData Get nutrition facts and analysis for any food. Set up a personal storage area for your favorite foods and recipes.Keep all your favorite foods in your personal pantry Analyze and improve your recipes. Compare foods, such as apples to oranges, as well as entire meals and recipes. Keep a personal log of every food you consume. ND's pantry will automatically total your intake of calories and more than 130 different nutrients. Calorie-Count.com Nutritional information, weight loss tools and forums Dole 5-A-Day Reference Center Features an encyclopedia that covers the history, growing season, and nutrient content of a variety of fruits and vegetables. Also find some fun ways to get kids to eat their fruits and veggies. Sponsored by Dole Food Company. American Dietetic Association Resources to help improve eating habits and achieve a healthy lifestyle DietFacts.com Easy to search for nutritional information by brand names and restaurants

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The Vegetarian Resource Group Substantive, well-organized, and balanced material providing news, recipes, nutrition information, links, and ideas for those interested in eating a vegetarian diet. The Vegetarian Channel Information and choices for people who are interested in the vegan and vegetarian way of life American Diabetes Association Recipes and nutrional information for people with diabetes Celiac.com A resource for gluten-free recipes The Recipe Link Wheat Free/Gluten Free Resources Recipes These are just a few of the many recipe sites on the web. The Food Network Cooking, recipe collections, party ideas, quick and easy recipes, cooking videos Recipezaar Sister site to The Food Network with thousands of recipes. allrecipes Save, organize, and share recipes, meals, reviews, photos RecipeSource RecipeSource is one of the oldest recipe sites on the Internet. This site has a large collection of ethnic recipes. Epicurious Recipes, menus and articles from Bon Appetit and Gourmet Magazine Download a recipe to your cellphone and take it with you to the grocery store. cooks.com Loads of recipes and cooking articles myrecipes Includes recipes from Southern Living, Cooking Light and other magazines The News & Observer Search for recipes and read food articles that have appeared in The News & Observer. Useful Cooking Tools What to put in a pantry Stocking your pantry? Here's a list of must-have items. Food Recipe Substitutions However, no matter how well stocked your pantry is, there will come a time when you need an ingredient you don't have on hand. That's when these ingredient substitutions come in handy. Gourmet Sleuth Kitchen Conversion Calculator How many tablespoons in a cup? How many grams in 6 ounces? Find out here. Stocking a kitchen A basic list of equipment and utensils for cooking beginners

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