This following is a list of some of the books, newsletters, and websites that I have found most helpful in my quest for nutrition information.  Each book and newsletter is replete with extensive facts and
information that is easy to understand for the consumer.  The websites are simple to navigate and contain the most current research.  This list is not complete as there are many more resources available.  These are merely some of my personal favorites.  Enjoy!

Books and Newsletters

  • Nutrition Action Health Letter published by the Center for Science in the Public Interest.  This is a newsletter with concise, easy to read articles on a myriad of issues regarding nutrition, food safety, environmental concerns, and health interests.  The articles are based on solid scientific research and evidence.


  • Environmental Nutrition published by Belvoir Media Group, LLC.  This newsletter offers practical guidance on foods that will assist in: balancing one’s diet to protect against disease; managing weight; minimizing risks from pesticides; and guide the consumer to live a longer, healthier life.
  • Sports Nutrition by Nancy Clark, MS, RD.  This is a monthly, one-page article covering the most current nutrition concerns for active people.


  • The Way to Eat by David L. Katz, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.P.M. and Maura H. Gonzalez, M.S., R.D.  This book affords practical suggestions and guidance for changing eating habits and lifestyle patterns into nutritious, healthy patterns.
  • The Best Life Diet by Bob Greene.  This book provides the tools you will need to change your life by altering your habits to acquire lasting results.


  • Mindless Eating by Brian Wansink, Ph.D.  Dr. Wansink offers enlightening information on why we all may not realize how much we are actually eating, what we are eating, and why we are eating.
  • Nancy Clark’s Sports Nutrition Guidebook by Nancy Clark, MS, RD.  This is a comprehensive guidebook in which you will learn the latest information about the topics that matter most to the active individual.  If you are seeking to advance to the next level of performance and health, this is the book for you.


  • Joy Bauer’s Food Cures by Joy Bauer, MS, RD, CDN, with Carol Svec.  This book provides a detailed explanation of how to use food as nature’s ultimate medicine!  Joy Bauer describes how you can create a lifestyle of healthy choices that can improve your body and help reduce your risk of certain health concerns.  All the nutrients are explained in depth and detail in a manner every consumer can understand.
  • In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto by Michael Pollan. This book is a guide to change our Western diet and in doing so, reduce the risk of many of the chronic diseases that diet causes.  The first line of the book is one of my favorites and summarizes the principle of the book:  “Eat food.  Not too much.  Mostly plants.”


  • From Terra’s Table by Jeff Rossman.  This is actually a cookbook.  However, it is additionally a great resource for anyone interested in food activism, community supported agriculture, and organic farms. This book offers a refreshing story of San Diego’s “farm to table” culinary scene.
  • American Grown: The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America by Michelle Obama.  This is a great resource for anyone interested in the farm-to-table movement, community gardens, school yard gardens and bringing healthier food into schools and communities.



  • – Center for Science in the Public Interest, publisher of the Nutrition Action Health Letter.  As an independent, science-based organization, CSPI seeks to educate the public on health and environmental issues in addition to advocating government policies concerning these issues.
  • – A comprehensive and user-friendly nutrition website for registered dietitians, health-care professionals, and all those interested in nutrition to search for nutrition information on career development, clinical nutrition, nutrition management, food service, education materials, professional learning and Spanish resources.
  • – Publishes the Environmental Nutrition newsletter.
  • – The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics which provides food and nutrition information from the professional association of dietitians.
  • –  The American Heart Association Fitness Center.
  • – A fun website for those who love to cook – The Food Network.
  • –  A directory to credible sources of health information by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
  •  - This site provides the nutrient composition of virtually any food.
  • - Provides consumer-oriented information on food safety.
  • – Another website providing information on safe food handling and preparation.
  • – The Food and Drug Administration. This site not only provides information of food and nutrition but also FDA product warnings plus dietary supplement rules on labeling.
  • - Provides detailed information on the understanding of food labels, including their use for specific health goals.
  • –  Offers detailed nutrition information for children plus a list of resources.
  • – Provides the Dietary Guidelines for Americans in addition to reliable health information on diet, nutrition, healthy lifestyle, and physical activity.
  • – Center for Disease Control provides a variety of reports, guidelines, and public health data.
  • – Provides information and additional website resources on food, agriculture, natural resources, and related topics based on solid public policy and sound evidence.
  • - Provides information on the new food pyramid, the 12 models tailored to different people, online tools, and dietary guidelines.
  • - The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine.  The goal of NCCAM is to detail, through scientific research, the usefulness and safety of complementary and alternative medicine interventions and their roles in improving health.
  • – Office of Dietary Supplements.  This site provides fact sheets that give a current overview of individual vitamins, minerals, and other dietary supplements.
  • – National Association of Anorexia and Associated Disorders.  This site provides comprehensive and current information on the prevention and alleviation of eating disorders.