The Healthiest Social Pages by Toby Amidor in Healthy Tips, March 14, 2012
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The food and nutrition information on social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest can make your head swirl. With so much information, it’s also tough to know if you’re getting up-to-date reliable facts. Here are our top recommendations.
Some awesome tweeps to follow include:
Twitter handle: @chowandchatter
Registered dietitan and gluten-free guru Rachel Begun shares sound advice about going gluten-free and links out to tasty gluten-free products. She also sprinkles in some general nutrition info, too.
Twitter handle: @RachelBegunRD
Rebecca Scritchfield is a registered dietitian who encourages healthy food and daily movement and fun. She encourages putting #mefirst (so you’ll often see her using the hashtag). Her nutrition info is always informative and engaging.
Twitter handle: @ScritchfieldRD
A registered dietitian and diabetes expert, Jill provides a plethora of information, links and recipes.
Twitter handle: @nutritionjill
Food Safety News
This is a great resource to follow to keep up with food recalls and the latest food safety information.
Twitter handle: @foodsafetynews
If you’re a Facebook lover, here are some great fan pages to “like.”
Center for Science in the Public Interest
For the latest research on food and nutrition, CSPI is a great resource to follow. One of my favorites is their food reviews (a.k.a Right Stuff vs. Food Porn)—which are regularly posted on this page.
Registered dietitian Ellie Krieger believes the words delicious and healthy CAN be used in the same sentence. Her page provides healthy recipes, articles and practical, healthy cooking tips.
Journalist and food writer Mark Bittman provides strong insight on the latest food trends and encourages home cooked meals.
Registered dietitian Melissa Halas-Liang, shares all kinds of kid-friendly tips, articles and the latest research from her site with the same name.
This hot new social media forum is full of clever ideas, especially for those who like to gather information through pictures.
Dave’s Pinterest board reflects both his wide range of nutritional knowledge and humor. His nutrition-related boards include “Foods I Love,” “Changing the Weight of America” and “Amazing Nutrition Experts.”
Registered dietitian Amanda Archibald presents food, nutrition and cooking education in an understandable and achievable way. Her boards include “Health Supportive Chefs,” “Health Supportive Cuisine” and “Books Worth Reading.”
Registered dietitian Janet Helm is the founder of the site Nutrition Unplugged. Her boards are filled with mouth-watering recipes and nutrition facts. Her boards including “All About Hummus,” “For the Slow Cooker,” “Veggie Love,” “Whole Grains” and “Lebanese Cuisine.”
TELL US: Who do you follow for food and nutrition info?
Toby Amidor, MS, RD, CDN, is a registered dietitian and consultant who specializes in food safety and culinary nutrition. See Toby’s full bio »