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Healthy Eating

Ask a Health Information Librarian

Librarians can help you find the health information you need!

Telephone: (919) 962-0800
Text/SMS: (919) 584-5931

Mobile Apps & Tools

Ask Karen: Food Safety Expert (US Department of Agriculture)

You can get answers to your food safety questions anywhere. Free. Android and mobile website.

BMI Calculator (National Institutes of Health)

This app lets you calculate your body mass index, a measure of body fat based on height and weight. Free.  iOS and mobile website.

My Food-a-Pedia (US Department of Agriculture)

My Food-A-Pedia is a mobile tool that provides consumers quick access to nutrition information for over 1,000 foods. Free. Mobile website.

Support Groups & Forums

These sites allow patients to discuss their experiences with illnesses, treatments, and other health matters. Any information or opinions posted are those of the forum users themselves and are not a substitute for professional medical advice.

Resources compiled by Jane Bahnson and Christie Silbajoris, the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health Nutrition Research Institute, Kannapolis, NC and Health Sciences Library, UNC-Chapel Hill.

August 7, 2014 - 11:30am