Nutrition & Food Science
Welcome to the TWU Libraries' Nutrition & Food Science subject guide! Here you will find a variety of research, news, and information sources related to nutrition and food science.
Epigenetics: How Food Upsets Our Genes [Films on Demand]
Your Nutrition Labels Will Be Easier to Digest (NBC Nightly News)
The databases listed below are recommended for research topics in nutrition and food science.
What’s In The Foods You Eat Search Tool (USDA - Food Surveys Research Group)
What’s In The Foods You Eat Search Tool allows users to view nutrient profiles for 13,000 foods commonly eaten in the U.S.
- Based on the Food and Nutrient Database for Dietary Studies (FNDDS) used to process and analyze What We Eat in America, NHANES dietary intake data.
- Underlying food composition data are from the USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference 24.
USDA’s Nutrition Evidence Library (NEL)
Nutrition Evidence Library (NEL) specializes in conducting systematic reviews to inform Federal nutrition policy and programs. The Library evaluates, synthesizes, and grades the strength of the evidence to support conclusions. An objective and transparent methodology is used to define the state of food and nutrition-related science. The Library is a key resource for making food and nutrition research accessible to all Americans (USDA NEL Website).
Featured Website--USDA's SuperTracker
CDC Million Hearts
Million Hearts® is a national initiative to prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes by 2017. Million Hearts® brings together communities, health systems, nonprofit organizations, federal agencies, and private-sector partners from across the country to fight heart disease and stroke.