Additional Resources

USDA Table of Nutrient Retention Factors (2007)

The major source of nutrient retention data for US and international food composition databases. Nutrient retention factors are given for a range of cooking and preparation methods such as, but not limited to, baked, boiled, reheated, broiled, pared, and drained. Methods applied were based on food type.


New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

Understand more about foods eaten away from the home by looking at the nutrition information for specific restaurant menu items.


USDA. Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion.

Get quick access to food information including food groups and calories. Compare the nutrients in two foods.

Food Composition Resource List for Professionals (PDF | 202 KB)

USDA. NAL. Food and Nutrition Information Center.

Find food composition resources, including databases, books, journals, conference proceedings and websites.

Nutrition Information for Raw Fruits, Vegetables and Fish

U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Download posters that show nutrition information for the 20 most frequently consumed raw fruits, vegetables, and fish in the United States.

Interactive Fast Food Menu

Cooperative Extension System. eXtension Initiative.

Size up fast food selections from McDonald's, Burger King, Subway, Chick-Fil-A, Domino's, and Taco Bell.

Fast Food Guide (PDF | 532 KB)

BD Medical - Diabetes Care.

Locate nutritional information for a selection of fast food restaurants.

Seafood & Nutrition

Read fact sheets, position papers and articles written for professionals on omega-3 fatty acids, seafood nutrition and composition.