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Dieting Reviews   All The Weight Loss Information You Need Weight loss is a significant problem in the developed world and on this website is a variety of weight loss programs and resources that should help tackle the problem. This website will hopefully be able to provide you with all the resources so that you can follow a responsible and safe weight loss program that will help you to reach and maintain your ideal weightThings to remember when choosing a diet plan or weight loss program make sure it is safe and follow these guidelines.Make sure that it safe and contains all the recommended daily allowances the aim is to cut calories and not important food groups and vitamins.In the case of weight loss slow and steady wins the race, a diet should not lose more than a pound a week as studies have shown that rapid weight loss usually means a gain in weight over time.Before stating any diet you should consult a doctor or nutritionist who will be able to advise you on a suitable diet and weight to aim for and of any health risks.There is not a one-size fits all diet and what may work for a friend may not necessarily work for you. With healthy eating and exercise anybody can have weight loss for good so be determined and good luck! 

USDA Nutritional Database  Find nutrient information on over 8,000 foods using this new and improved search feature. You can now search by food item, group, or list to find the nutrient information for your food items.

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Food Timeline  Ever wonder how the ancient Romans fed their armies? What the pioneers cooked along the Oregon Trail? Who invented the potato chip...and why? So do we! Food history presents a fascinating buffet of popular lore and contradictory facts. Some experts say it's impossible to express this topic in exact timeline format. They are correct. Most foods are not invented; they evolve.

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Martindale’s Center   The site appears to be clumsily organized, however, it has the most well-developed links to anything  and everything dealing with food, recipes, measurements, calculators and databases on the Internet.


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  1. Recipes and more food information sites

Food Information And More

  1. Shelf Life of Food
  2.   What is the shelf life or the things in your refrigerator or freezer?
  3. Ingredient Substitutions  Find food spice substitutes, etc.
  4. Dieting Reviews Review Pros and Cons of diet programs
  5. Foodie for Kids   A Culinary Curriculum for Cultivating Foodie Kids
  6. My Fitness Pal  Join and keep track of your daily diet, weight, and other data
  7. Belly Bytes   A virtual warehouse of nutrition information!
  8. dLife     diabetes info & recipes
  9. MedHelp.org  Tracker, food, -more Today, MedHelp empowers over 12 million people each month to take control over their health and find answers to their medical questions. MedHelp, a privately funded company, has over 16 years of accumulated information from doctors and other patients across hundreds of conditions.



Better Health

  1. Food Babe  I am most knowledgeable about harmful ingredients in processed foods and how to avoid them. For this reason, I have made it my mission to spread as much information as I can about what is in food, how to make the right purchasing decisions at the grocery store and how to live an organic lifestyle in this over-processed world.
  2. Biosingularity  Blog
  3.   The convergence of biology with nanotechnology and information technologies will soon create an unprecendent ability to understand and manipulate biological systems.  I  coined the term Biosingularity to define a time when we will be able to engineer new biological systems and have complete molecular control in manipulating existing life forms.
  4. Dollar Stretcher  Not by selling you products. We don't have any to sell. What we do have is a lots of practical information. You'll find new material on our website every day and a whole new front page each week. Our library contains thousands of articles on specific money-saving concepts or you can do a site search from any page on the site. You can sign up for one of our enewsletters and have great ideas delivered to you regularly. You might want to join our Financial Independence group. We also have an active Community where people share their money-saving ideas.
  5. Free Exercise Diary
  6. Kitchen Chemistry  Explore this virtual kitchen and perform online experiments to solve a puzzle and get a reward. To see The Virtual Kitchen, you'll need a plug-in called Flash. It's free and it lets you enjoy animated games and activities on the Web, including this one. You only have to install it once. Sure, the virtual world is cool...but can you face the REAL world? Use your noggin and your own kitchen to perform experiments. Then submit your findings and get a funky reward.
  7. Teens Health  Every year KidsHealth helps tens of millions of parents, kids, and teens by providing information, perspective, advice, and comfort on a wide range of important health and family issues.
  8. Pet Food
  9. Nutrition  Providing easy, online access to government information on food and human nutrition for consumers. A service of the National Agricultural Library, USDA. 
  10. Measurements & Conversions  Do you measure when you cook? Many cooks just put a dash of this and a pinch of that. Indian cooking tends to be like that. It is more like an art than a science. Although many great Indian cooks have a certain way that  they measure and cook thus giving the method of cooking a scientific approach.  It is very hard not to measure when one does not know what the finished recipe tastes like and therefore it is important to get to know the recipe by following the directions , measurements and methods so that you achieve the results desired by the author of the recipe. Then go ahead and make as many changes thereafter and adjust it to your taste buds.   
  11. Chef 3Chef   Craving an adventure for your taste buds? Try out some of our newest recipes below!
  12. Food Safety  This site is working with Asian countries to improve information — sharing in food safety emergencies. Increased participation in the international food safety authorities network would help countries to better manage food safety emergencies, producing the health risk to consumers and increasing the availability of safe food.
  13. Food Share.net  FoodShare Toronto  Canada is a non-profit community organization whose vision is Good Healthy Food for All.  Founded in 1985 to address hunger in Toronto communities, FoodShare takes a unique multifaceted and long-term approach to hunger and food issues. We work to empower individuals, families and communities through food-based initiatives, while advocating for the broader public policies needed to ensure that everyone has adequate access to sustainably produced, good healthy food.  Working "from field to table," we focus on the entire system that puts food on our tables: from the growing, processing and distribution of food to it's purchasing, cooking and consumption.
  14. Test Kitchen  FoodShare Toronto is a non-profit community organization whose vision is Good Healthy Food for All.  Founded in 1985 to address hunger in Toronto communities, FoodShare takes a unique multifaceted and long-term approach to hunger and food issues. We work to empower individuals, families and communities through food-based initiatives, while advocating for the broader public policies needed to ensure that everyone has adequate access to sustainably produced, good healthy food.  Working "from field to table," we focus on the entire system that puts food on our tables: from the growing, processing and distribution of food to its purchasing, cooking and consumption.  Congrats to our director Herb Sevush for winning an Emmy in Outstanding Directing in a Lifestyle/Culinary Program for America’s Test Kitchen. It is a well-deserved win! Herb has been our director since season 1, and has been directing and editing programming for public television since 1993.
  15. Global Health Facts  The Kaiser Family Foundation's global health gateway serves as an online clearinghouse for the latest data and information on the U.S. role in global health.  It brings together original policy analysis and research from the Foundation, provides the new daily news synthesis, Daily Global Health Policy Report, tracks legislation through a new Policy Tracker, and  features fact sheets, country-level data through Kaiser's Global Health Facts, and more. These resources are designed to offer a comprehensive picture of the U.S. global health policy landscape, highlighting key issues facing policymakers, journalists, non governmental organizations, and others working in the global health arena. The Foundation receives substantial support for the global health gateway and its work on global health policy from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
  16. Science of Cooking  Making candy is a delicious and fun art! But it’s also a fascinating and precise science. When youre making candy, whether you know it or not, you are a chemist—transforming matter from one state to another!  
  17. Encyclopedia of Spices   the site has tons of fascinating information and facts about spices. The following is an example:Allspice takes its name from its aroma, which smells like a combination of spices, especially cinnamon, cloves, ginger and nutmeg.  In much of the world, allspice is called pimento because the Spanish mistook the fruit for black pepper, which the Spanish called pimienta. This is especially confusing since the Spanish had already called chillies pimientos. Lets also thank the Spanish for centuries of linguistic confusion created by naming all the natives they met ‘Indians’.
  18. Healthy Fridge  This site is designed primarily as an educational resource. It is not intended to provide medical advice on personal health matters or to guide treatment which is only appropriately done by a qualified health professional. Permission to reprint information in whole or in part contained on this site is granted, provided customary credit is give
  19. World Wide Conversions   this site is the United States Postal Service. I included this site because some students may be interested in running their own business, and it would be very important for them to understand the postal system. They may someday have a business of their own, such as a website, and postal delivery would be absolutely essential for running their business.
  20. Exploritorium - The Science of Cooking  Discover how a pinch of curiosity can improve your cooking! Explore recipes, activities, and Webcasts that will enhance your understanding of the science behind food and cooking.
  21. Basal Metabolism Calculator   This site teaches students about basal metabolic rate and gives them a calculator so they can find out about themselves.
  22. Weight Maintenance Calculator  Weight Maintenance Calculator for Women. Curious as to how many calories you need to maintain your current weight? Try this calculator to find out.
  23. Food Preservation  The National Center for Home Food Preservation is your source for current research-based recommendations for most methods of home food preservation. The Center was established with funding from the Cooperative State Research, Education and Extension Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture (CSREES-USDA) to address food safety concerns for those who practice and teach home food preservation and processing methods
  24. Pet Education  As presently configured, PetEducation.com is non-commercial in nature, meaning there is no "check-out" provided to purchase products or services on this web site. This allows pet owners to access information without always getting a commercial. While products are listed on PetEducation.com, they are listed where it makes sense to help a pet owner with a solution to a problem they are experiencing with their pet. Not all pet products mentioned in PetEducation.com articles are available from DrsFosterSmith.com and LiveAquaria.com.
  25. O Chef - Ask the Chef   This site allows you to ask direct questions into a search engine and if you still do not find your answer you can ask your questions directly from Ochef.
  26. USDA Nutritional Database  Find nutrient information on over 8,000 foods using this new and improved search feature. You can now search by food item, group, or list to find the nutrient information for your food items. In addition, you can now access the USDA Ground Beef Calculator from the same search page.


 Fast Foods,Food Data, and Supermarket History 

  1. Fast Food Facts  Ft food facts is your source for the most up to date nutritional information on your favorite fast food for dieting and weight control; sure levels were diabetes, carbohydrates for low-carb dieters; and health and nutrition classes projects for students and teachers.
  2. DietFacts  Gathering data from food labels and nutrition guides has been a pet project of mine since 1995, when my father was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes.   He was frustrated with trying to locate foods that fit into his newly prescribed diet... and not knowing the nutritional content of his favorite restaurant foods. In April 2002, I decided to turn this project into a website so that Dad -- and other diabetics--could utilize the information I've collected.  I'm very happy to be able to share my database and *hopefully* help other people. 
  3. Food Timeline  Ever wonder how the ancient Romans fed their armies? What the pioneers cooked along the Oregon Trail? Who invented the potato chip...and why? So do we!!! Food history presents a fascinating buffet of popular lore and contradictory facts. Some experts say it's impossible to express this topic in exact timeline format. They are correct. Most foods are not invented; they evolve.
  4. Supermarket History  Established in 1999, Groceteria.com is a site about the history of the American supermarket, from the 1920s through the 1980s. This is not a site about current supermarket issues and operations, and it is not connected with nor owned by any supermarket chain.
  5. Nutrition Data  Since its launch in 2003, Nutrition Data has grown into one of the most authoritative and useful sources of nutritional analysis on the Web. In July 2006, Nutrition Data was acquired by CondéNet, a digital publisher under the Condé Nast Publications umbrella dedicated to editorial excellence. Nutrition Data's continuing goal is to provide the most accurate and comprehensive nutrition analysis available, and to make it accessible and understandable to all.
  6. The information in Nutrition Data's database comes from the USDA's National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference and is supplemented by listings provided by restaurants and food manufacturers. The source for each individual food item is listed in the footnotes of that food's Nutrition Facts page. In addition to food composition data, Nutrition Data also provides a variety of proprietary tools to analyze and interpret that data.
  7. Culinary Institute of Virginia   his Culinary Institute of Virginia educational program prepares students for success in the competitive field of food service. In less than 15 months, a student can earn an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Culinary Arts.
  8. Alice Statler Library  Culinary glossaries and dictionaries.
  9. Martindale’s Center    The site appears to be clumsily organized, however, it has the most well-developed links to anything  and everything dealing with food, recipes, measurements, calculators and databases on the Internet.
  10. Culinary Schools  Not sure which direction your culinary career should take? Let All Culinary Schools help you take the first step toward an exciting culinary career
  11. Key Ingredients - America by Food  To generate grassroots engagement, MoMS works in close collaboration with state humanities councils and more than 900 institutions in rural towns across the nation. For these communities (with an average population of 8,000), the opportunity to host the Smithsonian provides much more than a quality educational experience.
  12. ZipList   At ZipList, we want to make grocery shopping quick and simple. So we’ve put all the tools you need to effortlessly organize this weekly chore in one place. What does that mean? It means having your personal recipe box, shopping list and grocery deals all on one place, at ZipList.com.


Technique Videos

  1. Epicurious Videos  Welcome to Epicurious! We are happy to offer you the very best recipes, cooking features, and video how-tos on the Web.  In the Articles & Guides category, you'll find Entertaining tips, How to Cook, news on nutrition in Healthy Cooking, Holidays & Celebrations, the world's top restaurants in Dining & Travel, Kitchen & Equipment, and interviews in Chefs & Experts
  2. Seafood Videos   How-To Videos
  3. Thirty Chef Videos  Here you will find interactive discussions and cooking demonstrations by chefs across the country. 
  4. allRecipes Videos    This is is one of the finest food sites on the Internet.


  1.  Recipes from Other Countries
  2. Historical Cultures   the historical cultures include the following: antique Roman dishes, medieval and Anglo-Saxon recipes, and medieval European recipes. The collection of recipes are from the Carnegie Mellon school of computer science, and are graciously hosted by the recipe archive. 
  3. Japanese Food   In Japan, some restaurants and private homes have low tables and cushions on the floor, rather than Western style chairs and tables. These are usually found on tatami floors. Please visit our information page about sitting techniques and rules for more information.
  4. Essential Japan Guide (an insider's guide to travel destinations and sightseeing spots, food and dining, traditional and pop culture, "and all of the cool, uniquely Japanese stuff that you can only find in Japan") 
  5.  Spain  
  6. Taste of Spain (information on Spanish culture, fiestas, and food, including recipes) 
  7. Mexican
  8. Serve Up Classroom Nutrition Activities
  9. What's Cooking?: A Culinary Curriculum for Cultivating Foodie Kids


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