This web site is a great assistance for the new or inexperienced cook. Offers a search and find for recipes that contain any ingredient you may want to use (or use up!), along with ratings, user reviews, and helpful suggestions. You can get meal ideas and cooking advice, and for a fee, subscribe to Nutri-Planner, receiving custom-made menus adapted to your profile, food preferences, and dietary goals.
This site is the Food, Nutrition, and Information Center of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Extremely informative web site, offering much practical information for the beginning cook. Also includes many useful web links for recipes, advice for new cooks, ingredient substitutions, shopping and meal planning tips, "how food works" (the science of cooking), food history, and the USDA nutrient database, allowing you to look up the nutritional composition of thousands of foods.
Information on this local grocery store's web site tells how to use their delivery service, get menu planning tips, nutrition information, and access the services of their in-store nutritionist.
From June to October, Lippitt Park (corner of Hope Street and Blackstone Boulevard) hosts a farmers’ market every Saturday from 9:30 am – 12:30 pm. Starting in September, the Community Dining Program through Brown Dining Services also offers a Fall Farmers' Market on Wednesdays from 11:00am - 2:00pm in front of the Ratty. When you're not in Providence, you can use this link to click on any state in the U.S. and get a list of state-wide farmers markets. A great way to find fresh and tasty produce, get excellent nutrition, and support local farmers in the process.
Federal Food Safety Web Site
This is a gateway web site that provides links to selected government food safety-related information. This web site is part of the National Food Safety Information Network and is maintained by FDA's Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.
Home Food Safety
Web site co-sponsored by the American Dietetic Association and Con-Agra Foods. Offers many food safety tips, an online newsletter, interactive kitchen, food safety video with Graham Kerr, Frequently Asked Questions section, and definitions of common terms. Also gives several other government and private food safety related web links.
Super Stop and Shop Supermarket
This web site has ideas for meal planning and recipes. Click on the "Peapod Home Delivery" link to get information on how you can have groceries and other store items delivered to you on campus.
University of Nebraska Cooperative Extension
This excellent web site offers a very wide variety of in depth, consumer-friendly information on nutrition, food safety, recipes, menus, and shopping. You can sign up for an online newsletter.
Whole Foods Market
Another local grocery store, catering more to those who prefer organically-grown foods. Their web site offers recipes, information on herbs, and "natural" therapies, They do offer health-related information, but you should note the health disclaimer given on their web site.
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Daily Tips and Feature Topics often have articles of interest. By sending an email you can ask questions directly of registered dietitians in your area. Nutrition Network is a national referral service for registered dietitians in their areas nutrition. Award winning web site.
The Nutrition section of WebMD includes a food and nutrition newsletter, a diet and fitness organizer and healthy recipes.
Center for Science in the Public Interest
At this web site you'll find articles from the Nutrition Action Healthletter; quizzes to help rate your diet and see how much you know about vitamins, fat and harmful bacteria; information on which food additives are safe or not; and guides to help you lower your blood pressure and reduce your cholesterol.
Cook it Quick
This web site has many easy-to-cook meals and answers questions about nutrition and food safety. From the University of Nebraska.
Meals for You
This site has 8,000 recipes to choose from, plus cooking tips and newsletters.
Vegetarian Resource Group
This reliable source on vegetarian diets was given the top rating by the Tufts University Nutrition Navigator, a nutrition web site rating guide. Recipes, games and information on nutrients such as protein, calcium and iron included.