Archive for October 29th, 2009

The Nutrition Data website is a great source of the latest information on nutrition. It also links to a great nutrition blog, the Nutrition Data blog, written by Monica Reinagel M.S., LD/N.

The information in Nutrition Data’s database comes from the USDA’s National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference and is supplemented by listings provided by restaurants and food manufacturers. The source for each individual food item is listed in the footnotes of that food’s Nutrition Facts page. In addition to food composition data, Nutrition Data also provides a variety of proprietary tools to analyze and interpret that data. These interpretations represent Nutrition Data’s opinion and are based on calculations derived from Daily Reference Values (DRVs), Reference Daily Intakes (RDIs), published research, and recommendations of the FDA.

Nutrition Data was launched in 2003 and has grown into one of the most useful sources of nutritional analysis on the Web. In July 2006, Nutrition Data was acquired by CondéNet, a digital publisher under the Condé Nast Publications umbrella dedicated to editorial excellence. Nutrition Data’s continuing goal is to provide the most accurate and comprehensive nutrition analysis available, and to make it accessible and understandable to all.

Check out Nutrition Data here for the latest on Diabetes, Diet and Weight Loss, Heart Health and a whole host of useful tools to track your daily caloric needs, compare foods to determine which has the best nutrition content and more!

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From time to time we post about nutrition topics. Nutrition Data Blog is a great source of nutrition tips and ideas. Check out the ND blog here.

The Nutrition Data Blog is maintained by Monica Reinagel, MS, LD/N, CNS.

Who is Monica Reinagel? Take a look at her bio from MacMillan Speakers here to see if she really is a credible source about nutrition:

A licensed nutritionist, noted author, and trained chef, Monica Reinagel, MS, LD/N, CNS, has written and edited numerous books, articles, and other publications on health, nutrition, and diet. Her books include Amazon best-seller The Inflammation Free Diet Plan, as well as The Life Extension Revolution: The New Science of Growing Older without Aging (with Philip Miller, M.D.) and The Secrets of Evening Primrose Oil.

Monica is the creator of the IF Rating system, a scientific method for estimating the inflammatory effects of foods. She holds a Master’s Degree in Human Nutrition and is a board-certified nutrition specialist. Monica is a member of the American Dietetic Association, the American College of Nutrition and the International Association of Culinary Professionals.

Monica is Chief Nutritionist for NutritionData.com, the internet’s leading source of nutrition information. Her well-respected blog on NutritionData.com and her popular weekly Nutrition Diva podcast have attracted a large and enthusiastic fan base. In an age of information overload, Monica is known for her clear and practical advice on how to take charge of your health—without taking all the fun out of life.

Hmm, trained chef, licensed nutritionist, Masters Degree in nutrition, author of many nutrition books. We think Monica’s credibility speaks for itself! To view her blog click here.

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