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Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics – Eat Right

Eat Right contains nutritional information that is supported by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, a well-established and well-respected professional organization. Users are able to access up-to-date information specifically tailored for children, parents, men, women, and seniors. This website is a recommended resource for consumers seeking information on diet, nutrition, and exercise.

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Review Date: 5/18/2018

Scoring

Ease of Use

The homepage categorizes content in two ways: by topic ("Food," "Health," and "Fitness") and by audience ("Kids" and "Women"). Health information is divided into subtopics that seem to be presented in random order. The video "What a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Can Do for You" appears on every page and contains the same content no matter the page's topic.

Visual Design

The visual design is styled like a consumer lifestyle blog, featuring numerous sections, articles, and videos. The website uses wide colums to ensure there's a good amount of white space, and most pages feature some form of visual media. Although Eat Right isn't the most flashy or functional resource, its visual design isn't too bad.

Quality

The nutritional content, while abundant, is hit-or-miss. Individual articles are not referenced, although all nutrition information and public-facing educational content is reviewed by registered dietitians, nutritionists, and subject-area experts.

Credibility

All articles include an author's name and a publication date. Authors/editors have expert credentials from credible professional organizations. There is a general statement that content is reviewed annually to ensure it is up-to-date and accurate, but some articles are labeled with review dates more than 2 years old. Otherwise this is a highly credible source of nutrition information.

Pros

  1. Content can be sorted according to its category ("Food," "Health," and "Fitness") or its intended audience ("Kids," "Parents," "Women," etc.)
  2. Information is clearly written with a general audience in mind
  3. Supplemental features, such as blog-style articles, videos, and recipes, enhance the educational value of the site

Cons

  1. Topics are random, inconsistent, and poorly organized
  2. The wealth of materials available for browsing contributes to page clutter
  3. Top, bottom, left, and right of each page are crammed with tabs to browse other areas of the site

Profile

Sponsors / Affiliations: The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, an organization of food and nutrition professionals founded in 1917

Accreditations: None

Additional Features: Recipes, video library, nutritionist finder, eBooks, webinars, news, online store

Languages: English

Contact: media@eatright.org