Kowalski's has partnered with Twin Cities registered dietitian Susan Moores to help give you the most up-to-date, trustworthy, useful food and health information we can. Besides the information Sue creates for us in the store and on this website, here are some other helpful food and health sites.
- American Dietetic Association
Source of trustworthy, science-based food and nutrition information.
- Consumer Lab
Provides independent test results and information on health, wellness, and nutrition products.
- Eating Well Magazine
- Mayo Clinic
- Medline Plus
Information from the National Library of Medicine, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other government agencies and health-related organizations.
- Nutrition Data
A food site that allows you to get a breakdown of the nutrients for hundreds of foods. Simply type in the food you're interested in and a nutrient analysis is created. Site also has a library of nutrition topics.
If you're scouting nutrition sites on your own, ask yourself these questions before you "buy in" to what you read. (Source: The Cleveland Clinic)
Q: What is the site's purpose and objective?
A. If the objective of the site is to sell a product, tread carefully.
Q: What are the nutritional claims, and do they have scientific evidence to back their claims?
A. Are health claims based on testimonials or on sound scientific evidence referenced from a peer-reviewed journal? Testimonials do not carry enough clout. What applies to "one" does not apply to all.
Q: Does the site promise quick and dramatic results?
A. Quick fixes or magic bullets are red flags for questionable information. Good health is a journey, not a race to the "finish line."
Q. Are there regular updates and postings on the site?
A. Reliable websites should be regularly updated to reflect the most current information and advice available. However, being current doesn't necessarily mean accuracy.
If nothing else, remember the golden rule: If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.