Excellent, convenient, and credible resource for instructors and students on dietary supplements!

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Need easily accessible and credible resources for teaching and addressing questions about dietary supplements?  Find vitamin, mineral, and other supplement fact sheets for health professionals and consumers at the National Institute of Health Office of Dietary Supplements.   The Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) is invaluable for strengthening knowledge and understanding of dietary supplements. 

Stay in the know by signing up for periodic supplement news and updates from the ODS that will alert you to relevant happenings in the arena of safety, new research, regulation, and practice.   See below for the latest ODS updates.   Spotlight D in Nutrition for a Changing World follows the vitamin and mineral chapters to address dietary supplement regulation, considerations for use, label claims, and safety.   And an assignment to guide students in evaluating a dietary supplement using the product label, scientific literature, and credible websites can be found as the "Bring It Home" activity at the end of Chapter 8 on water-soluble vitamins.   

New/Revised ODS Dietary Supplement Fact Sheets


About the Author
Jamie Pope, a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Assistant Professor of Practice in Medicine, Health and Society at Vanderbilt University, has worked in the areas of obesity research, health promotion, heart disease prevention, and since 2000 teaching introductory nutrition. Beyond the classroom, she adapted portions of her nutrition courses to produce a Massive Open Online Course attracting more than 175,000 participants from around the world. This experience earned Jamie an Innovation in Teaching award from the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing. She is the co-author of the textbook entitled Nutrition for a Changing World. Now in its second edition, the text is in use in over 140 universities across the U.S. and the recipient of a 2020 Textbook Excellence Award. Most recently she developed and produced an audio course for Learn25.com (Nutrition 101: Understanding the Science and Practice of Eating Well) that is also featured on platforms like Apple Books and Audible. Jamie holds a Master’s of Science degree in Nutrition and post graduate work in Health Psychology. She is a Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She has authored or contributed to numerous scientific and popular press publications. Jamie also held several corporate positions, serving as nutrition consultant and media representative.