important to have good sources of information when trying
to evaluate conflicting news concerning diet and health. There
are several good resources are available to help you make
changes in your diet and lifestyle. Following are some of
my favorite sources of reliable news reporting on topics involving
nutrition, food and food policies.
Several newspapers do a particularly good job of reporting
on issues involving diet, health and food policy. Notable
ones include stories by Marian Burros and Kim Severson of
The New York Times, Tara Parker-Pope of The Wall
Street Journal, and Elizabeth Weise of USA Today.
Several consumer advocacy organizations and universities publish
excellent newsletters that provide news and background on
diet and health issues.
Reports, a monthly magazine published by Consumers
Union, often contains articles exploring diet and health topics.
Consumers Union also publishes a monthly newsletter, Consumer
Reports on Health, that is filled with up-to-date
information regarding diet and health.
Science in the Public Interest publishes an excellent
Action Healthletter, which comes out ten times a year.
Nutrition newsletter contains reports on food and nutrition
science and policy news from a public interest perspective.
Group publishes a monthly magazine, Vegetarian Journal,
that contains helpful information for people interested in
moving to a plant-based diet and for those who have been vegetarians
for years. VRG's website is also a wonderful resource.
There are several reliable sources of diet, nutrition and
food policy information available online.
Department of Nutrition at the Harvard School of Public Health
publishes an excellent website called Harvard
Working Group offers reliable information on food, food
and agricultural policies, water safety and many other topics.