For Smarter Nutrition Resources
Do you wish to enter the world of alternative or holistic nutrition and become a health coach, a naturopathic doctor or a restaurant consultant? While dietetics is an established field of study, holistic nutrition is a relatively new field, and only a few colleges and universities offer nutrition programs that include alternative streams such as Ayurvedic medicine, Traditional Chinese medicine, and other eastern medicine practices. In this blog post, The Kidney Cleanse book author and certified nutritionist Laura Felts shares a list of nutrition schools anyone with an interest in holistic nutrition can start looking into. She also gives pointers on how to ease yourself into the field by seeking a mentor in your area and attending local trainings.
Pam Rotella: Vegeterian Fun
This is the home page of Pam Rotella, a long-time vegetarian who wrote the book Vegan Vegetarian Cooking. This is her fun pages where she explores various topics than on her other site, veggiecooking.com. This site has an extensive nutritional and health section, featuring topics such as: bacterial mad cow theory, mercury poisoning, sickle cell anemia, curing cancer and AIDS, aspartame, MSG and other excitotoxins. Even includes a section with politics and scandals, and you can find some sample recipes from her cookbook, along with cooking tips and hints for vegetarians who are interested in nutrition. See Flourish, private chef in Aspen for personal chefing specializing in vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free cooking.
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.
The Nutrition Source from the Harvard School of Public Health
Launched in 2003, The Nutrition Source is a website maintained by the Department of Nutrition at Harvard to provide timely, evidence-based information to promote healthy eating by getting people started down the path to the healthiest diet possible. There's a What Should I Eat section with ten key tips for eating right, with recommendations concerning carbohydrates, protein, fats, fiber, vegetables and fruits, calcium and milk, healthy drinks. lower salt and sodium, alcohol and vitamins. It also provides a chart and information about a food pyramid and plate based on the latest science: the Healthy Eating Pyramid created by the Department of Nutrition at Harvard. And there's lot s of other information in the forms of news, Q&As, nutrition books by the faculty, an A to Z guide on nutrition, recipes, and guides on healthy weight and staying active.