Fats Of Life

Websites

Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute
General fish information, including fishing, processing, marketing, nutrition, recipes, and seafood facts.

American Dietetic Association
Nutrition information about omega-3 fatty acids through search mechanism.

American Heart Association
Recommendations on fish and omega-3 fatty acid consumption.

Berkeley Wellness Letter
Feature-length and short articles on nutrition, food, dietary supplements, diet and disease connections from the University of California, Berkeley, available by subscription and in more limited form online.

Bureau of Seafood and Aquaculture Marketing
Seafood recipes, cooking tips, and nutrition information.

California Salmon Council
Consumer and industry information about salmon.

California Seafood Council
Seafood facts, recipes, and information for children.

EFA Education
Educational site which describes how essential fatty acids are metabolized and stored in tissues. Information is in the form of text, figures, videocasts, narrated slide shows, and an interactive personalized food choice software program.

Eye Health
Health information from the National Eye Institute (USA) on more than 20 eye diseases and disorders.

Food Labeling and Nutrition (USA)
Consumer nutrition and food labeling information from the US Food and Drug Administration, which regulates nutrition labeling, health claims, and food safety. Contains links to other health topics, too.

Harvard Health Letter
Monthly health news, mainly for subscribers, on health and related topics. The site also sells information on many subjects. Free monthly e-newsletter HEALTHbeat.

Healthy Aging from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (USA)
Health information about behavior, chronic diseases, mental health, infectious diseases, immunizations, injuries and links to other sources of information for older adults.

International Food Information Council
Nutrition, food and safety information on topics ranging from child and adolescent nutrition, obesity and weight management and sweeteners to functional foods, food biotechnology and food allergies.

International Fishmeal & Fish Oil Organization
Information about the use of fish oil in human nutrition.

International Society for the Study of Fatty Acids and Lipids
Organization for scientists, health professionals, administrators, educators and communicators from more than 40 countries with an interest in the health effects of dietary fats. ISSFAL strives to increase understanding through research and education of the role of dietary fatty acids and lipids in health and disease.

Medical and Health Information-WebMD
Extensive information about health conditions and diseases from A to Z.

Medline Plus – Nutrition
Health topics, drugs and supplements, encyclopedia and dictionary, this site from the US National Library of Medicine connects to various health agencies, non-profit education groups and many more. If you can’t find it here, it might not be available anywhere!

Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch
Seafood choices for consumers to ensure a healthy environment.

National Academy of Sciences Food and Nutrition Board (USA)
Dietary Reference Intakes for omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids.

National Institute of Mental Health
Health information about various mental disorders affecting children and adults, with links to additional sources of information.

Nutrition.gov
Links to information about food, nutrition, food safety, dietary supplements and more from the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture and the National Agricultural Library.

Penn State Nutrition Information and Resource Center
Extensive links to information about chronic diseases, general nutrition, food groups, food science and safety and much more.

Queensland Commercial Fisherman’s Organization
Information about Australian seafood and fishing industries, including recipes.

Seafood Health facts – Mercury in Seafood
Information on mercury levels in fish and shellfish consumed in the U.S., and advice to consumers

Seafood Choices Alliance
Global trade association that encourages environmentally and economically sustainable seafood practices throughout the seafood industry, from fishers to restaurants. Provides fishers, chefs and other purveyors-with information to make sound choices about seafood.

Seafood Information and Resources from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Extensive information about seafood safety, methylmercury, and consumer advice about selecting safe seafood.

Tufts University Health & Nutrition Letter
Monthly newsletter by subscription with selected articles available free online. The newsletter covers science-based nutrition advice related to health

UK Sea Fish Industry Authority
Comprehensive information about the United Kingdom’s seafood sector, including fish cooking tips and recipes.

University of California-Davis Seafood Center
Consumer seafood information, nutrition and food labeling facts, and extensive links.

USDA Food and Nutrition Information Center
Sources of information about food and cooking, food safety, dietary guidelines, dietary supplements and more.

U.S. Food and Drug Administration Fish Encyclopedia and Seafood List
Information on U.S. fish species, searchable by common, market, scientific and family names. Also provides general fish information, images, and a searchable compendium of more than 1,500 species of finfish and shellfish important in the United States.