MedNar is a federated search that focuses on medical information, you would be able to find more in-depth information than on a typical search. This service searches commercial sites as well as government sites, and allows you to limit results by type. MedNar also suggests medical subject headings (MeSH) for searches, as well a medical dictionary. This would be a good place to make an initial search to seek out information regarding a specific term.
TRIP is a clinical search engine designed to allow users to quickly and easily find and use high-quality research evidence to support their practice and/or care. The site also allows clinicians to search across other content types including: images, videos, patient information leaflets, educational courses, and news.
Nutrition Evidence Systematic Review – Uses state-of-the-art methodology to objectively review, evaluate and synthesize research to answer important diet-related questions.
The World Bank and Nutrition –This is a website that provides information and data on nutrition in other countries as well as efforts to combat malnutrition.
Data and Statistics:
ERS/USDA Data Products –This webpage displays a variety of data sets on a several of topics produced by the Economic Research Service (ERS) of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
FAOSTAT–This page provides access to food and agriculture data. The data sourced from this page comes from 245 countries. The statistics included on this page goes as far back to 1961.
Food Surveys Research Group –Focuses on assessing food consumption of the U.S. population through surveys.
MEASURE DHS –Produces a wide variety of publications that provide country specific and comparative data on population, health, and nutrition in developing countries.
National Health and Nutrition Examination –This is a survey that focuses on the health and nutritional status of adults and children in the United States. The survey was coordinated by the National Center for Health Statistics of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Nutrition Landscape Information System–This tool allows you to filter for a variety of country. It is produced by the World Health Organization.
What We Eat in America –This combines the information of two surveys, USDA’s Continuing Survey of Food Intakes by Individuals (CSFII) and HHS’ NHANES.
What’s In The Foods You Eat –With this webpage, you can view the nutrient profiles for foods commonly eaten in the United States.
The Food Environment Atlas –There are three main categories covered in the Atlas, Food Choices, Health and Well-Being, and Community Characteristics. The Atlas currently includes 168 indicators of the food environment.
Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2020-2025 –This guide focuses on advice on what to eat and drink to meet nutrient needs, promote health, and help prevent chronic disease. This edition also focuses on different age demographics.
Dietary Reference Intakes –This includes information about calculating daily nutrient recommendations, reports on the dietary reference values for the intake of nutrients by Americans and Canadians. Through this you would also be able to make historical comparisons of the data.
Nutrition.gov – This site provides access to vetted food and nutrition information from across the federal government, and serves as a gateway to reliable information on nutrition, healthy eating, physical activity, and food safety for consumers.
Office of Dietary Supplements –The goal of this site is to better understand dietary supplements through evaluating scientific information, stimulating and supporting research, disseminating research results, and educating the public to foster an enhanced quality of life and health for the U.S. population.
Nutrition research (National Agriculture Library) – A U.S. Government web listing for U.S. Government sites pertaining to nutrition.
CDC Nutrition Resources – Contains links to “CDC nutrition efforts [which] cover a wide spectrum of related topics.” Includes links to nutrition-related data and statistics, policy and legislation, and intervention evaluation.
USDA Food and Nutrition Information Center Index – to a wide range of nutrition resources, including international and foreign language sites.
Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition – The Center provides services to consumers, domestic and foreign industry and other outside groups regarding field programs, agency administrative tasks, scientific analysis and support, and policy, planning and handling of critical issues related to food and cosmetics.
Connecticut Nutrition Standards – Developed by the Connecticut State Department of Education, in response to Section 10-215e of the Connecticut State statutes.
Nutrient Data Laboratory Home Page – This branch of the USDA Agricultural Research Service develops authoritative food composition databases and state of the art methods to acquire, evaluate, compile and disseminate composition data on foods and dietary supplements available in the United States.
Drugs and Supplements:
Daily Med – This page is through the National Library of Medicine, this database provides comprehensive, up-to-date, look-up and download resource of medication content and labeling as found in medication package inserts.
Office of Dietary Supplements – Health Information: This page links to information on specific supplements, nutrient recommendations reports and tables (DRIs & RDAs), and other resources.
Furthering Your Studies…
Student Organizations: To get involved on campus, you can participate in events. Information about student organizations is listed in the previously linked page. If you click on the name of an organization you are interested in you can see if they have any upcoming events, as well as any other organization that is co-hosting or co-chairing their event. Below are some relevant student organizations to your field you might be interested in.
An example of an active student organization on campus that is related to your field is the The Society of Minority Health Professionals. The Society of Minority Health Professional’s mission is to create a positive and motivational atmosphere for minorities working toward becoming our future health care providers. They aim to encourage a movement of leaders to fulfill the need of diversity in the health field. They host, and co-chair many events and are an active group.
Office of Civic Engagement: You can connect with University of Bridgeport’s Office of Civic Engagement to find further information about volunteer work. Their mission is to serve as a catalyst for students, staff, faculty, and administrators to connect with, build, and sustain meaningful service initiatives in the greater Bridgeport area.
To further your involvement in your field, you might want to join a professional organization. A professional organization would assist you in research, networking, mentorship, and much more. You can read about the specific organizations on their individual websites listed below. As a student of the University of Bridgeport, you would qualify for the Student Membership rate, which is either free or at a reduced cost.
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics – The world’s largest organization of food and nutrition professionals.
American Society for Nutrition – A non-profit organization dedicated to bringing together researchers, clinical nutritionists and industry to advance the knowledge and application of nutrition.
American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition – “Promotes the application of clinical and research studies to improve patient care through nutrition management.”
Society for Nutritional Education and Behavior – Promotes effective nutrition education and communication to support and improve healthful behaviors and disseminates research findings.
Occupational Outlook Dietitians and Nutritionists –This page contains occupational data compiled by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Includes salary, job outlook and state data regarding Dietitians and Nutritionists.
The Food Law and Policy Career Guide –This guide is created by the Harvard Food Law and Policy Clinic and the Harvard Food Law Society and is updated annually to reflect the newest opportunities in food law and policy.
Nutrition Careers for the 21st Century–This page goes into information related to a variety of Nutrition Careers, such as a nutrition consultant, public relations specialist, registered dietitian, food scientist, food stylist, and other food-related professionals.