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Find Accurate Nutrition Information on Redesigned ADA Web Site

2010-01-15

Eating Right for health and life at the American Dietetic Association's Web site www.eatright.org

Media Contacts: Ryan O'Malley, Allison MacMunn
800/877-1600, ext. 4769, 4802 media@eatright.org

CHICAGO – Turn on your TV, radio or computer or open your favorite magazine or newspaper and you’ll find stories on the latest food, diet or supplement. There will be guarantees of results ranging from more energy to rapid weight loss to bulging biceps.

Is this information credible? How can people determine fact from fiction? The American Dietetic Association is here to help with a newly redesigned Web site at www.eatright.org that contains a wealth of science-based information and advice for the public on eating well and optimizing health.

“Consumers are hungry for accurate nutrition information,” said registered dietitian and ADA President Jessie M. Pavlinac. “Along with expanded services for ADA members, our newly designed Web site is the place for the public to find timely science-based information.”

Features of the new consumer section of ADA’s site include:

  • Information on nutrition throughout the life cycle, from infancy through senior years
  • Advice for achieving and maintaining a healthy weight
  • Information on prevention and management of diseases including diabetes and cancer
  • What to do if you have food allergies or intolerances
  • Important information on purchasing, preparing and serving the safest possible food
  • Timely features like a Tip of the Day and the latest ADA food and nutrition information
  • Reviews of popular diet books, written by ADA media spokespeople
  • Videos highlighting all aspects of the dietetics profession
  • A searchable database of registered dietitians throughout the United States.

“The new Eatright.org contains beneficial, audience-specific information for the general public, dietetics students, media, health professionals and ADA members alike,” said Pavlinac. “Each section is tailored to its specific audience and aims to provide helpful, actionable advice in a clear and concise manner.”

Other improvements to ADA’s Web site include:

  • Comprehensive resources for health-care professionals to optimize the nation’s health through collaboration with registered dietitians
  • Newly designed online member center with access to Webinars, blogs, forums, practice groups, member interest groups and policy information
  • Student resources for those considering or pursuing careers in dietetics, including scholarship information, a career toolbox and information on the ADA Student Council.

“The American Dietetic Association has a responsibility to bring accurate, authoritative information about food and nutrition to everyone – the public and health professionals alike,” said Pavlinac. “By continually updating and improving our Web site, we make sure all visitors to ADA online come away with the most accurate and credible science-based information.”

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The American Dietetic Association is the world’s largest organization of food and nutrition professionals. ADA is committed to improving the nation's health and advancing the profession of dietetics through research, education and advocacy. Visit the American Dietetic Association at www.eatright.org.