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List of nutrition and health websites and links - what others do you share with students?

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After considering all the external nutrition related websites my students visited as part of assignments and activities across the weeks of a semester, I decided to put together a list as a hopefully handy document.   One goal of the introductory nutrition course is to expose and acquaint students with the many and varied credible web-based resources available to them - that they explore during the course, but can recall and refer to after the course.   These are integrated into weekly activities with specific questions that require accessing and engaging on the sites.   Many of the students are future health professionals so it is valuable, for example, to explore the NIH vitamin and mineral factsheets with quiz-based questions related to the Health Professional version of a fact sheet.   Or to visit the American Heart Association, American Diabetes Association, and the American Cancer Society to access disease risk tools or skim the nutrition resources available at these websites.  Might just help steer them to evidence-based information instead of just Googling for answers.  🙂  I was surprised at the number and variety of websites once I consolidated them on the attached!   You likely have additional helpful sites - use the reply link below to share!   

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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.