Resources for Reliable Nutrition Information

Evaluating Nutrition Information

There is so much information available online regarding health. Yet dependable, science-based advice can be hard to find. When looking for information, beware of easy answers and quick fixes. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Media reports and companies pushing products can be sources of misleading information. Remember that science moves slowly carefully, so be skeptical of “breakthrough” or “miracle” discoveries. Always read carefully and make sure you know the whole story and all of the important details beyond a headline. Rely in scientific consensus rather than on “testimonials”.

Below are some reputable sources of information.

Nutrition in Cancer Prevention, Treatment, and Survivorship

•             American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR): www.aicr.org

•             NCI Nutrition in Cancer Care – Patient Version: https://www.cancer.gov/about-cancer/treatment/side-effects

•             Nutrition & Cancer: https://www.nutrition.gov/diet-and-health-conditions 

Links to multiple government resources including Food Safety for Cancer Patients and Eating Hints: Before, During, and After Cancer Treatment

•          American Cancer Society (ACS) Nutrition for People with Cancer: https://www.cancer.org/treatment.html

Cancer Information

•             National Cancer Institute (NCI) – Home: www.cancer.gov 

•             National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN): www.nccn.com

               Patient versions of cancer treatment guidelines

Healthy Eating Information

•          Dept. of Agriculture (USDA)

Healthy Eating: www.choosemyplate.gov/MyPlate

Dietary Guidelines: www.choosemyplate.gov/MyPlate

www.nutrition.gov

•          United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) – Eat Healthy: www.healthfinder.gov/healthtopics/category/everyday-healthy-living/nutrition

•          Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) – Nutrition: www.cdc.gov/nutrition

Dietary Supplements

•          www.ods.od.nih.gov