Nutrition Sources You Can Trust

It's a challenge to keep this list up to date, so if you have a nutrition or health question you can now search all of the sources listed below plus 2,000+ more sites and articles at once using evidence-based nutrition search engine. Check it out below.

One of the questions I get asked the most is where to turn for reliable sources of nutrition information. Well, from now on I will have this handy guide to direct them to! I’ve broken it down into categories so you can browse depending on what you are looking for. To make this list, the vast majority of the dietary information published must be based on quality scientific evidence. No one can be 100% accurate 100% of the time, but you must be handing out valid information on nutrition for at least ~90% of your content to remain on the list. The sources listed here:

  1. Regularly discuss topics within the full context of available data

  2. Do not cherry-pick their sources and include those that may challenge their beliefs

  3. Interpret relevant clinical trials accurately and take into account their limitations

  4. Frequently cite valid and credible sources

In my opinion, those listed below meet the above criteria and promote high-quality, science-based information.

Always keep in mind that no one person is beyond reproach and that you should think critically about everything you read, even if they are on the Good Sources list. This directory is fluid and will be edited as new reliable sources emerge. If you have one you think should be on here, drop it in the comments section. 

For the list of nutrition sources you should be wary of, head on over to this page. In that post, we also discuss how to check any source that may appear on either of these lists. 

Note: Nobody paid or in any way compensated me to be on this list.


I use to monitor new posts on these pages.
Eat, Train, Progress.
Harvard - The Nutrition Source
NIH’s Body Weight Planner (duh)
PubMed Central
PubMed Health
The Nutrition Source (Harvard)
The Salt (NPR)


These are some non-obvious pages. All the organizations, people, and websites listed above will usually have a page you can like or subscribe to if you search for them. To access some groups you must be logged into Facebook.

Build Up Dietitians
Eat, Train, Progress
Eating The Food
ERD Private Forum
FACTS Followers
Fitness Conversations
Health Skepti-Forum
Healthy Skepticism
Intermittent Fasting
International Society of Sports Nutrition (ISSN)
Lean Minded
Macros Inc.
Nutrition As I Know It (duh again)
Nutritional Sciences Research
Science-Based Nutrition
Smart Training & Flexible Dieting (page)
Smart Training & Flexible Dieting (group) 
The Cruise Ship

Weight Loss/Gain Calculators

The two links below both use the same calculations to predict weight gain or weight loss. They just have different layouts so pick the one you like better. A video on how to use these calculators can be seen here

NIH Body Weight Planner
Precision Nutrition’s Weight Loss Calculator

Online Nutrition Classes

An Introduction to the U.S. Food System: Perspectives from Public Health - Johns Hopkins University
Child Nutrition and Cooking - Stanford University
Critical Analysis of Popular Diets and Dietary Supplements - Johns Hopkins University
Eating to Win: Activity, Diet and Weight Control - OpenLearn
Food for Thought - McGill
Fundamentals of Human Nutrition - University of Florida
Gut Check: Exploring Your Microbiome - University of Colorado, Boulder
International Nutrition - Johns Hopkins University
Introduction to Food and Health - Stanford University
Nudge-It: Understanding Obesity - The University of Edinburgh
Nutrition and Health Part 1: Macronutrients and Overnutrition - Wageningen University
Nutrition and Health Part 2: Micronutrients and Malnutrition - Wageningen University
Nutrition and Health Part 3: Food Safety - Wageningen University
Nutrition and Medicine - Tufts OpenCourseWare
Nutrition and Physical Activity for Health - University of Pittsburgh
Nutrition for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention - UC San Francisco
Nutrition Made Clear - The Great Courses (paid)
Nutrition, Health, and Lifestyle: Issues and Insights - Vanderbilt University
Nutrition: Healthy Food for Better Living - Wageningen University
Nutrition Science: Online Short Course - Stanford University
Principles of Human Nutrition - Johns Hopkins University
The Meat We Eat - University of Florida
The New Nordic Diet: from Gastronomy to Health - University of Copenhagen
The Psychology, Biology and Politics of Food - Open Yale Courses
The Science and Politics of the GMO
The Science of Gastronomy - The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology