The following sites and print sources offer more information. Many of these provided evidence for the information in this section.


Centers for Disease Control

Environmental Protection Agency

Environmental Working Group Consumer Guides

Harvard’s Healthy Eating Plate

National Eating Disorders Association

Turn the Tide Foundation

USDA Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion

USDHHS 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines

World Health Organization

Books & articles

Eisenberg, M.E., Olson, R.E., Neumark-Sztainer, D., Story, M., Bearinger, L.H. (2004). Correlations between family meals and psychosocial well-being among adolescents. Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, 158, 792-796.

Hammons, A.J., Fiese, B.H. (2011). Is frequency of shared family meals related to the nutritional health of children and adolescents? Pediatrics; 127(6), e1565-74.

He, F.J., Li, J., MacGregor, G.A. (2013). Effect of longer-term modest salt reduction on blood pressure (Review). The Cochrane Collaboration, Issue 4.

Moss, M. (2013). Salt sugar fat: How the food giants hooked us. New York: Random House.

Palatty, P.L., Haniadka, R., Valder, B., Arora, R., Baliga, M.S. (2013). Ginger in the prevention of nausea and vomiting: a review. Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition; 53(7), 659-69.

Pollan, M. (2009). Food rules. New York: Penguin Group.

Ried, K., Toben, C., Fakler, P. (2013). Effect of garlic on serum lipids: an updated meta-analysis. Nutrition Reviews;71(5), 282-99.

Willett, W.C., Stampfer, M.J. (2013). Current evidence on healthy eating. Annual Review of Public Health; 34, 77-95.