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  • This interactive website allows users to easily calculate their body mass index. This website is provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
  • Confused about what are healthy fats and what are the harmful fats? Look into this website, by the Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, for answers to your fat related questions.
  • This website provides an easily accessible, A-Z list of dietary supplement fact sheets. Information provided by the National Institutes of Health, Office of Dietary Supplements.
  • General information on dietary supplements is provided by the FDA/Center for Food Safety & Applied Nutrition.
  • A critical look at the new Food Pyramid from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Presents the USDA model as well as the "Healthy Eating Pyramid" created by Walter C. Willett, MD, of the Harvard Schhol of Public Health.
  • The International Food Information Council Foundation provides a brief definition and examples of functional foods.
  • From the Harvard School of Public Health and other institutions, a collection of "healthy eating pyramids,". These unique dietary guides based on worldwide dietary traditions are closely associated with good health and includes individual pyramids based on Asian, Latin American, Mediterranean and Vegetarian diets.
  • Use this website to learn how to use the information found on a nutrition facts label more effectively and easily.This website, provided by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, presents an overview of the nutrition facts label.
  • The Fast Food Nutrition Fact Explorer database contains the nutritional data of 12 of the world's most popular fast food restaurant chains.
  • Use this interactive nutrition database to obtain a food label on various supermarket products.
  • This site, maintained by the Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, will help you understand how to choose and use dietary supplements.
  • This site contains an A to Z glossary of vitamins and minerals. Medical content on the site has been reviewed by the faculty of the Harvard Medical School.
  • Check out this website to learn about water's vital role in maintaining health.

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