4 define research bias 5 describe how to identify questionable sources of nutrition information 6 identify reliable sources of nutrition information evaluating nutrition information chapter 2 and internet news sites contain brief articles or columns that summarize research conclusions extracted from scientific journal. Millions of consumers get health information from magazines, tv or the internet some of the information is reliable and up to date some is not how can you tell the good from the bad first, consider the source if you use the web, look for an about us page check to see who runs the site: is it a branch of. The critical factor in evaluating the potential for consumers to find useful high- quality information to guide their decision-making depends on the source and quality of the information provided however, research into the quality of nutritional information on the web is limited miles et al  examined articles. The following collection of websites is provided as a service from the nacufs nutrition member forum in an attempt to provide association members with a quick includes a “recommended good nutrition reading list,” national nutrition month information and link to materials, current nutrition topics of interest, articles. The question is how do you evaluate the nutrition information you come across in books, magazines, and on the internet but a closer look reveals that most of the references are websites, magazine articles, and other sources that present the same arguments, also without citing any solid evidence. Top of page abstract this study investigated the factors that influence the perceived credibility of web sites providing diet and nutrition information however, source expertise had an important effect on website credibility perceptions among those who exhibited low prior knowledge finally, message.
Have you ever heard or read nutrition advice and thought, “wow that almost sounds too good to be true” we are all hungry to help you sort through the noise and find the best available nutrition information, here are 5 tips to help you spot misinformation: is the person or sources of credible information. This guide will help you start your research on a topic dealing with nutrition for your research paper or presentation you will find web evaluation evaluating web sites - a quick and useful guide to help you evaluate the web pages you find for purpose, authority, objectivity, relevance, currency, and responsibility. According to a 2011 the academy of nutrition and dietetics (and) survey on where people seek out nutrition information television, magazines, and the internet were named as top information sources, while medical professionals, including doctors and dietitians were less likely to be consulted.
Evaluating websites many websites provide valuable information others may include information that is inaccurate, incomplete, or misleading carefully evaluate the information you find how can i tell if a website is trustworthy check the source who wrote it what are the author's credentials. The higher the level of education the more probable it is that people seek diet related information in sources more likely to be reliable, like web pages endorsed by nutrition specialists or gps the chance that a person with medium or higher education seeks nutrition related information from a given source. It is important to evaluate sources before we accept the information they provide us with as useful and accurate when you are evaluating an online source you may wish to start by asking the following four questions composed by the medical library association: 1 who is sponsoring the website can you. Conclusion: it can be concluded that the internet is proving to be a major source of health information for the population, and that website certification is a strategy to be contemplated to improve the quality of data related to highly reliable sources, as assigned by interviewees, was separated and presented in table 2.
The medical library association (mla) has a list of the “top ten” most useful consumer general health websites as well as reliable websites for cancer, diabetes and there are also key questions you can ask to help evaluate internet health information what is the original source of the information on the web site 5. Here are some recommendations to help you when evaluating the content of websites: some pet food companies have high-quality websites with good general nutrition information, but it is important to note the parts of the sites that are purely informational and check the source of the information.
Nutrition information sources and ways to determine if the information is reliable when evaluating weight-loss ads and other health/fitness of “people who are concerned about health-related frauds, myths, fads, fallacies and misconduct ” how reliable is the information on websites it depends with billions of websites. There is a lot of nutritional information available through the internet and other media outlets, so how do you find reliable sources of consider the source when you evaluate nutritional information you want to consider the source in other words, who's making the claims we see in our ad that there are quotes from.
Communication, adult/child learning and behavior change theory and internet evaluation site evaluation scoring the criteria are written as evaluation questions with each question scored on a scale from 0 (zero) to 2 if the site meets the criterion, score it is the source of nutrition and health information clearly stated.
Quality health information on the web: a tool kittips for finding accurate health information on the web hitting the target what is quality health information information that is anything that sounds too good to be true probably is it is recommended to check more than one site – get a second opinion protect your. First, let's take a look at two spoof websites they both have obvious problems, but trying out the craap test on them will help you in evaluating other websites that may fool you into believing they are credible sources second, try comparing information on a topic from three different websites to see which. This guide lists reliable web sites, some of which review, recommend and link to other dependable sites many web sites have passed health on the net foundation's rigorous hon code of conduct for the provision of authoritative and reliable medical information (the hon web site itself is a good source of health. There is also an evaluation of web sites that are included in search directories, such as yahoo, at least to the extent of classifying and placing sites into a categorization scheme to insure that the web sites you use as information sources are acceptable for research purposes, you should ask questions about those sites.