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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Childhood Obesity, Consumer Protection, Food

Mission: The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) is a consumer advocacy organization whose twin missions are to conduct innovative research and advocacy programs in health and nutrition, and to provide consumers with current, useful information about their health and well-being.

Geographic areas served: National

Programs: On-going programs at CSPI include nutrition, food safety, alcohol, antibiotic resistance, corporate influence on science, and biotechnology. For over 30 years, the Center for Science in the Public Interest has been a strong advocate for nutrition and health, food safety, alcohol policy, and sound science. Its award-winning newsletter, the Nutrition Action Healthletter (the largest-circulation health newsletter in the country), provides reliable information on nutrition and health.

Community Stories

4 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I love the Nutrition Action Healthletter put out by CSPI. It's a top publication especially for laypersons who are not professionally trained in nutrition, but who understand how important it is in our daily lives. When I read the articles that debunk the health myths put out by food marketers about their food, I feel that there is some watchdog organization looking out for all of us: CSPI. Thanks to a Nutrition Action Healthletter article relating to eating behaviors, in addition, I was introduced to the research done by Brian Wansink, a leader in the field of nutrition, who also started a weight-loss program, Mindless Eating Method, which contributed to my loss of 20 pounds over the past year.

Ronnette S.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I LOVE the Nutrition Action Healthletter! I would say I’ve learned more from it in all the years I’ve subscribed than from any other single resource. Always really good, accurate, unbiased information you can trust--they are leaders in the field. And they present it with clarity and humor. I highly recommend it! I also encourage people to support CSPI--it is a way to become part of a group that really makes a difference!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I cannot trust health information from any source that has advertising. It often involves possible conflict of interest. What I do want is a health information source that is free of advertising. I want a publication that is not under any influence of any advertiser. This information source would be able to tell about the latest research without any repercussions. There is a publication that that meets these needs. It is Nutrition Action Newsletter. A reader of Nutrition Action Newsletter knows that their own health is job one. Not the profit of some advertiser, or the publication itself. My sister got health information from a commercial publication. I said you cannot trust that. This publication can advertise food that is unhealthy and thereby you know the bottom line of the publication is job one not the reader’s health. My solution to this was to get her a gift subscription to Nutrition Action Newsletter.

Review from Guidestar

10

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

We have subscribed to NAHL for several years and my wife and I have given subscriptions to our daughters and to my wife's sisters and brother because we think so highly of this publication. Unlike so many health related newsletters, it is written for Canadian subscribers with examples of food products, brands, retailers, and restaurants in Canada, not the USA. It is one of the few publications that is clearly not trying to sell us anything including diet plans or products. The articles are well-researched and the content is presented in an attractive and very readable format. It is short enough and of sufficient interest that it is read from cover to cover. No advertising means that all the pages are full of nutrition and health information, recipes, and food product reviews. This is one of the best values on the market for the health-conscious consumer.

Review from Guidestar