Finding nutrition education programs for personal health can be easy, yet at times, misleading. Whether looking through the news, social media, or searching online, you will find a myriad of programs. It seems the more information we find, the more confusing or contradictory it becomes. It is hard knowing what to believe, who to trust, or to knowing what is most important for you personally.
How Do I know Who to Trust?
Permit me to offer one simple thing about personal nutrition education. You will get the best information when paying attention to the source of the information. Social, political, financial, and even governmental information becomes skewed when special interest organizations are sponsoring (which usually means funding) the project or program.
Once you begin doing your own research learning where the information is coming from, you will learn it is not easy to find good nutrition education programs that are viable.
Here’s a Five Part Interactive Course with Credible Information and Not Funded by Outside Interests.
I am offering a link to a wonderful nutrition education program designed for personal use. It is research backed, easy enough to understand and does not receive funding from any special interest groups. This ethical and credible program is free of cost and is offered by the non profit Gaples Institute. In five interactive courses (each 15 minutes long) you will learn about dietary fat, what you need to know about carbs, the power of a healthful diet, answers to common nutrition questions and more. You can even earn a personalized certificate of achievement when finishing the course. This may be the best kept secret for personal nutrition information. Take a look here.
Here’s How to Know if Special Interest Groups are Involved with the Myriad of Nutrition Programs Offered Online.
Scroll to the bottom of the page of the article, research paper or organization to see if they list funding or sponsorship from an organization with special interests in the information being distributed. For example, if the educational program is suggesting 2 glasses of wine at dinner each night is healthful and the program is funded by the wine industry, beware!
I wish you well in learning more about the power of nutrition for your own personal health!