I often get asked how I stay up to date with the latest nutrition & physiology information. What with a crazy teaching schedule, my clinical practice and various other side projects – not to mention keeping up with a two year old, gestating, lactating and putting healthy food on the table – things stay pretty busy around here. Twitter is my favorite way to keep up with the field. After carefully selecting a list of people & organizations to follow, I can now scroll through the latest info any time I have an extra few minutes.
Here are a fifteen of my favorite “tweeps”, just to get you started. Links will take you to twitter homepages, where you can follow those of interest. These are people/organizations who consistently post information that may be professionally useful for nutrition students. Please feel free to add your favorites in the comments below!
- foodsafety.gov News, tips, and recalls from foodsafety.gov, the US government’s one-stop-shop for food safety information.
- USDA Nutrition FNS provides children & low-income ppl access 2 food & nutrition education. Stay up 2 date w/ our latest news & info.
Schools of Public Health
- Yale Rudd Center We’re a non-profit research and public policy organization devoted to improving the world’s diet, preventing obesity, and reducing weight stigma.
- HarvardPublicHealthEducating new generations of global health leaders & taking innovative ideas from the lab to people’s lives
Advocacy & Info
- Cornucopia InstitutePromoting Economic Justice For Family Scale Farming And Organic Foods
- Slow Food USA Building a good,clean and fair food system
- Fooducate Scan & choose healthy groceries
- Michele Simon JD MPH I am a public health lawyer specializing in the politics of food and alcohol. My book (and blog) about food industry tactics is Appetite for Profit.
- TheAtlantic/Health TheAtlantic.com — Health channel
- Mark BittmanWriter on food for New York Times; author of How to Cook Everything.
- Andrew Wilder Healthy foodie, leader of October #Unprocessed:
- Andy Bellatti MS, RD Registered Dietitian with whole-food & plant-centric approach. Into sustainable agriculture and food politics. Love to call out food industry nonsense.
- Lauren SlaytonFounder of Foodtrainers, a nutrition practice, in NYC & blogger. Trying to keep it fresh & fun & spur others to #TIDEI (tweet it don’t eat it) when necessary.
- Dina RoseI am a Food Sociologist with a unique approach to teaching kids healthy eating habits…and by the way, it’s not about nutrition.
- Yoni Freedhoff, M.D.Obesity MD, Assistant Prof. at U. of Ottawa, blogger, speaker, and author of Why Diets Fail And How To Make Yours Work (on shelves April 2013)