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.
I love CSPI and the Nutrition Action Health Letter. The Health Letter is one of the main ways I keep up with evidenced based nutrition information as a Registered Dietitian. They deliver clear, no-nonsense information that is very much appreciated. They aren't afraid to name names when they have good or bad things to say about a product or issue. It has helped me learn how to critique products on my own and therefore teach my clients how to as well. Also, I have contacted the staff at CSPI several times and they are always very quick to respond (usually the same business day) with helpful information you know came from a real person and not an automated response. I also love the"Chemical Cuisine" feature on their website. They are doing real work and making real progress to make our nation's food environment safer and healthier. Everyone should get the Nutrition Action Health Letter!