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Cooking Unit Converter
By Easy Unit Converter. Online tool for converting cooking-related units.
Dietary Exposure Potential Model
By US Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, National Exposure Research Laboratory (NERL). Dietary models can be used for identifying the importance of diet relative to other exposure pathways and indicating the potential for high exposure of certain populations. Existing consumption and contaminant residue databases, normally developed for purposes such as nutrition and regulatory monitoring, contain information to characterize dietary intake of environmental chemicals. A model and database system, termed the Dietary Exposure Potential Model (DEPM), correlates extant food information in a format for estimating dietary exposure.
By Mark Myatt. The purpose of FP Advisor is to allow investigators to consider a wide range of disease possibilities (contained in the FP Advisor database) in a foodborne disease investigation. By entering known information such as the incubation period, specific symptoms, type of food, etc., the program will generate a limited list of disease possibilities. FP Advisor is based on the original dBase III program by Thomas E. Crook of the Food Service Sanitation Section of the Michigan State Department of Agriculture.
By Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield. Offers several health-related, online calculators. You can track your body mass to figure out how much you've benefitted from that new exercise program, calculate how many calories you really need, find out how much money you've spent on cigarettes in your lifetime and what they've been doing to your lungs, and much more.
HealthScout Quizzes and Tools
By The HealthScout Network/MDchoice.com, Inc.. Test your knowledge and check your health. Topics include carbohydrates, cholesterol, protein, sleep, colds, allergy, arthritis, body mass, smoking, and body weight.
By Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research. Find hundreds of healthy recipes, including low-fat recipes, low-sodium recipes and heart-healthy recipes.
MayoClinic Food and Nutrition Healthy Living Center
By Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research. Learn the basics of food and nutrition, explore the food and health connection, and take control.
MayoClinic Weight Loss Center
By Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research. Explore components of successful weight loss, from diet and exercise to weight-loss programs, weight-loss products and weight-loss surgery.
Medical Algorithms: Nutrition
By Institute for Algorithmic Medicine. Contains medical algorithms (computation, formula, survey, or look-up tables) useful in nutrition. In MS Excel.
National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey
By US Center for Disease Control (CDC). The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) assesses the health and nutritional status of adults and children in the United States.
Patient Information (by Medical Specialty)
By The University of Iowa. Patient information organized by medical specialty.
Pesticide Residue Limits on Food
By US Environmental Protection Agency. Learn what the pesticide residue limits are for your favorite foods. Search by crop or by chemical.
Recalls, Market Withdrawals and Safety Alerts
By US Food and Drug Administration. Lists the most significant product actions of the last 60 days, based on the extent of distribution and the degree of health risk.
By Environmental Defense. An interactive web tool for consumers concerned about their diet, their health, and their environment. A team of scientists, programmers, and editors reportedly worked for more than a year to build the database tool, which is filled with delicious recipes and important safety and health facts for over 150 species of fish.
Seafood Watch App
By Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation. Brings you up-to-date recommendations for ocean-friendly seafood and sushi
and lets you share the locations of restaurants and markets where you’ve found sustainable seafood. Available for iPhone and Android.
Toxicology Issues of Concern (TICs)
By EXTOXNET. Various toxicology issues of concern such as In Our Children's Food, Environmental Hormones, and E Coli Outbreak.
Virtual Hospital Textbooks on Dietary
By The University of Iowa. Medical textbooks on dietary for providers and patients. Virtual Hospital is no longer funded. This is from the April 1, 2005 archive of the site.
WebMD Interactive Tools
By WebMD. Calculate your healthy weight, count calories, calculate your due date, predict the height of your child, learn when you are most likely to conceive, or calculate your target heart rate.
Your Healthy Weight Pyramid: A Tool for Weight Loss
By Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research. The Mayo Clinic Healthy Weight Pyramid is a food pyramid designed to promote weight loss and long-term health.