Who To Follow on Twitter: Health News
A feed of real-time information from newspapers, celebrities, politicians, and sports teams makes Twitter a continuous newswire. Credible sources? Perhaps not always; but the popular social network is certainly a great place to get updates and articles from your favorite users.
If you have yet to give in to the Twitterverse, here’s how it works: after creating an account you can choose to follow other users based on your interests or your field of work, or just follow friends and family. You’ll then be able to see their tweets (140-character updates) all on one page. Many tweets include links to articles or other websites, or even photos or videos. Here at Integrative Nutrition, we use Twitter to stay in touch with our students and grads, read articles from our nutrition experts, plus follow major news outlets and organizations to stay in the know about current events related to health and wellness.
We previously shared our Twitter lists of doctors and health experts, as well as healthy recipe bloggers, and now we’re sharing our list for health news, so you can stay up to date on the latest nutrition news!
@health_news – A popular user that tweets health-related articles from a variety of sites. There are multiple tweets an hour so you’ll always find something good.
@EatingLocally – A great Twitter feed that frequently shares articles from all over the web about eating sustainably and supporting local farmers, artisans and food producers.
@HealthyLiving – The Huffington Post Healthy Living Twitter feed, that shares links to the latest stories from the popular blog. Many of the IIN teachers are often featured on the site, including @deepakchopra, @markhymanmd, and @DrDavidKatz
@Locallectual – Tweets from the web directory, Local Lectual, which supports local producers, retailers and eateries, and provides information, interesting reads and ways to contribute to the local movement.
@SlowFoodNews – The latest updates from the Slow Food/Local Food Movement, tweeting links to several sites and blogs.
@LocalHarvestOrg – Tweets from a large resource for eating locally and supporting family farms and organic food called Local Harvest, where users can read blogs, search for products and find farmers’ markets, co-ops or other destinations.
@michaelpollan – Author of Food Rules, In Defense of Food, and The Omnivore’s Dilemma, Michael Pollan tweets links to news from the health and food industries as well as important initiatives.
To save you some time, we already compiled all these health news resources plus a few more users into one list on Twitter. Feel free to follow our @NutritionSchool list for Health News.
Did we forget a standout Tweeter or an outlet that shares health news often? Let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Good news - we’re not finished yet! We’re going to bring you several more Twitter directories in the following areas:
- Health Coaches
- Health wellness bloggers
- Local food
- School food activists
Would you or someone you know like to be considered for one of our Twitter Directories? Email us at email@example.com with the following: your name, Twitter handle, the category you’d like to be included in, and the sort of information or resources you share on your page. Make sure there is a link to your website or blog somewhere on your Twitter page.