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Nutrition Information

17 May

creating a balanced meal- food group plate- healthy nutrition meal planner platephoto by nutrition education

I’ve been getting several requests for information on where to find reliable nutrition information for creating homemade blended formula for tube feedings. Below are several sources I use with a brief description of each as provided by The Oley Foundation in their monthly newsletter.

www.Nutrition.gov

The government’s nutrition website provided as a service of the National Agricultural Library of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). You can find links to USDA MyPyramid or Dietary Guidelines for Americans. The site includes a “Health Issues” page and links for shopping, cooking & meal planning.

www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource

Maintained by the Department of Nutrition at the Harvard School of Public Health and designed to help you achieve the healthiest diet possible by providing timely information on diet and nutrition. Colorful & easy to navigate.

www.eatright.org

The American Dietetic Association offers “Food & Nutrition Information You Can Trust.” Click the link “for the public” and you’ll find numerous resources and nutrition education materials. Site includes a BMI calculator and videos on a variety of food & nutrition topics.

www.nutritioncare.org

Provided by the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (A.S.P.E.N.) Includes current news on topics related to parenteral and enteral nutrition with information for patients and caregivers.

www.clinicaltrials.gov

Registry of federally and privately supported clinical trials conducted worldwide, offered through the National Institutes of Health (NIH). There are currently around 100 studies on parenteral nutrition open to enrollment & 180 for enteral nutrition.

Additionally, one of my favorite books is Raising Vegetarian Children, which is just full of charts with nutritional requirements for children and tons of other useful information.

If you have a favorite reliable source, please share it in the comments! I always love to hear what you have to say!

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6 responses to “Nutrition Information

  1. Can Can Broom

    May 18, 2011 at 12:08 pm

    We have that book! It is very good, even up through teen nutritional info. Not that I have ever fed a teen. But still.

     
  2. PsychMamma

    May 18, 2011 at 9:58 pm

    Can Can –

    I LOVE it!

     
  3. Raymond

    November 24, 2012 at 10:02 am

    It’s going to be finish of mine day, but before ending I am reading this impressive post to increase my experience.

     
  4. Pedro

    April 9, 2013 at 7:10 am

    Greetings from Idaho! I’m bored to death at work so I decided to check out your website on my iphone during lunch break. I enjoy the information you provide here and can’t wait to
    take a look when I get home. I’m amazed at how quick your blog loaded on my phone .. I’m not even using WIFI, just 3G .
    . Anyhow, superb blog!

     
  5. PsychMamma

    April 23, 2013 at 4:23 pm

    Pedro –

    Thank you so much! =)

     

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