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Nutrition Misinformation

This guide provides resources to help you evaluate nutrition information and critique claims about diets, nutritional supplements, and other health products


As consumers of nutrition information are targeted with misleading claims about weight loss, athletic performance, diet fads, or supplements, Nutrition and Dietetics professionals will need to be equipped with skills to evaluate these claims, understand clinical research studies and data, and effectively communicate health and diet recommendations. Some factors to consider when evaluating nutrition information:

Steps for evaluating research

How To Evaluate Nutrition Information

Mapping the Headlines to the Evidence

Consumer Awareness and Reporting Tools 

Nutrition Evidence and Research