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Nutrition: How Do I Evaluate Health Information?

Class Brainstorm

What should you look for when deciding if a source is credible / reliable / trustworthy? 

Questions to Consider

If you’re visiting an online health site for the first time or downloading a new app, ask these five questions:

  • Who runs or created the site or app? Can you trust them?
  • What is the site or app promising or offering? Do its claims seem too good to be true?
  • When was its information written or reviewed? Is it up-to-date?
  • Where does the information come from? Is it based on scientific research? 
  • Why does the site or app exist? Is it selling something?

Find even more from:

Evaluating Sources for Credibility

North Carolina State University Libraries (3:14)

Levels of Scientific Evidence