Find resources to help identify nutrition misinformation and fraudulent health claims, which provide false, incomplete, or misleading information about foods, nutrients, diets, supplements, or weight loss products.
This tutorial from the National Library of Medicine (NLM) explains how to evaluate online health information, including nutrition topics.
This fact sheet from Colorado State University (CSU) Extension shares methods for identifying reliable sources of nutrition information and recognizing questionable products and claims.
Finding and Evaluating Online Resources
NIH, National Center for Complementary and Integration Health
Get information about finding credible health and dietary supplement information on the Internet, social media, and mobile apps (also in Spanish/Español).
Health Misinformation Reports and Publications
HHS, Office of the U.S. Surgeon General
Explore reports and resources related to health misinformation, including the "Community Toolkit for Addressing Health Misinformation," which is available in English and Spanish/Español.
Is This Legit? Accessing Valid and Reliable Health Information
NIH, National Institute on Drug Abuse, Advance Addiction Science
Teach high school students (grades 9-12) how to identify credible sources of health information using this lesson plan and worksheet.