Professional Organizations

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics – The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is the world’s largest organization of food and nutrition professionals.

Bayou District Dietetic Association – Affiliated with the Louisiana Dietetic Association (LDA) and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, serving Terrebone, Lafourche, St. Mary, St. James and Assumption Parishes.

Louisiana Dietetic Association – Professional affiliate of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics representing over 1000 dietetic nutrition experts throughout Louisiana.

New Orleans Dietetic Association– Serving the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetic members in the New Orleans Metropolitan and surrounding areas.


Online Resources (Government Information)

Agricola – AGRICOLA contains bibliographic records from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Library, including information on food and human nutrition.

Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Center – The largest of USDA’s human nutrition research facilities. The center’s mission is to define, through research, the role of food and its components in optimizing human health.

CDC Nutrition for Everyone – Compilation of resources by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to help people make better food choices and learn about nutrition.

Choose My Plate – Provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, gives dietary guidelines, food plans, nutritional information, and much more.

Food and Nutrition Information Center – From the U.S. Department of Agriculture, this resources provides credible, accurate, and practical resources for nutrition and health professionals, educators, government personnel and consumers.

Food Safety – A gateway to food safety information provided by government agencies.

Lifecycle Nutrition -The National Agricultural Library’s Food and Nutrition Information Center provides information on infants, children, adolescents, pregnancy, breastfeeding, aging, fitness and sports, and vegetarian nutrition.

Louisiana Board of Examiners in Dietetics and Nutrition – Louisiana’s professional board responsible for consumer protection through the regulation of dietetics and nutrition practices.

MedlinePlus – MedlinePlus, a service of the National Library of Medicine and National Institutes of Health, provides information on diseases, conditions, and wellness in easy to understand language for patients and their family and friends.

NHANES (National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey) – The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) is a program of studies designed to assess the health and nutritional status of adults and children in the United States. The survey is unique in that it combines interviews and physical examinations.

Nutrition Insights – The USDA Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion provides a brief examination of a current food or nutrition topic. – U.S. Department of Agriculture’s consumer page on nutrition, food safety, dietary supplements and more.

President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition

USDA Economics and Statistics System

USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference