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Nutrition and Meal Planning

Ask the Dietitian 
Questions and answers on many dietary topics; includes an interactive "Healthy Body Calculator" 

Center for Nutrition Promotion

USDA website for improving nutrition and well-being; includes dietary guidelines and an interactive healthy eating and physical activity index.

Eat Well

The Nutrition Program of the San Bernardino County Department of Public Health serves up lots of information about healthy eating, recipes and more.  

Nutrition Data

NutritionData (ND) generates nutrition facts labels and provides simplified nutritional analyses for all foods and recipes.

Selecting and Storing Fruits and Vegetables

From the Home and Garden Information Center at Clemson University. 

Cooking Tips and Recipes


Almonds Are In 
Features health and nutrition information and recipes from California's Almond Board.

B&B Recipes Online 
This delectable site features recipes from North American bed & breakfast inns.

Bread Recipes

Free internet bread archives - recipes from around the world.

Cookie Recipes 

Cook's Thesaurus

A cooking encyclopedia that covers thousands of ingredients and kitchen tools. Entries include pictures, descriptions, synonyms, pronunciations, and suggested substitutions.

Website of the Partnership for Food Safety Education. 

Food and Cooking Sites DIRECTORY 

French Cooking Recipes

Guide to cooking, recipes, techniques, AND cooking instructions.

Meal planning made easy.

Meals for You

Includes meal planning for simple or complex nutritional requirements.

Recipe Source

Organized our recipes into two major groups - recipes primarily identified with an ethnic cuisine are broken down by region and ethnic group, while other recipes are categorized by the type of dish.

Vegetarian Recipes