Boston University Sargent Choice Nutrition Center


General Nutrition Information

The Sargent Choice program includes nutrition information for adults age 18 or older in accordance with the 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. We do not give personal medical advice. You should continue to seek medical advice from your personal physician.  If our information seems to conflict with medical advice you have received from your doctor regarding your personal circumstances (medical condition, pregnancy, medications, etc), discuss your concerns with your doctor.

Links to Other Websites

The Sargent Choice website includes links to other websites only as information to consumers, not as medical advice. When you access an external website, keep in mind that Sargent Choice has no control over its content.  Sargent Choice is not responsible for the content found at any of the sites, nor do any links imply endorsement or promotion of the company/organization, its content, services, therapeutic treatment options, or products. Accordingly, you visit any site at your own risk.  Sargent Choice is also not responsible for the policies and practices of these sites, such as their Privacy Policy, use of “cookies”, etc. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of each site that you visit through a link on our website

Privacy Policy

The term “Personal Information” means information that identifies you as an individual, including but not limited to your email address, age, weight, gender, and interest in a particular health topic. We may ask you to submit Personal Information at various places on our website, including… providing Registration Data, subscribing to a newsletter, or submitting feedback. Sargent Choice also stores the information you enter about foods, activities, goals, and all other information collected in our online forms.  We reserve the right to use your contact information if we consider it necessary to send you information about the operation of the site, including information about changes to our Privacy Policy.

We may also collect information automatically about the use of the website, through, for example, “cookies” or “IP addresses” (as described below). Sargent Choice also archives log files and uses non-personally identifying information in aggregate form to detect errors with the website, identify security issues, build higher quality, more useful online services by performing statistical analyses of the collective characteristics and behavior of Sargent Choice users, and measure demographics and interests in connection with specific areas of the website.

“Cookies” are small files which websites place on your hard drive that allow websites to identify you. For example, if you allow a website to remember your login name or password, the website places a cookie on your computer. Cookies cannot read any other information on your hard drive. We may place cookies on your computer to allow us to identify you when you visit the website. We may use cookies to measure website traffic, or to customize your visit. However, if you do not wish to receive cookies, or want to be notified of when they are placed, your browser may permit you to do so. An “IP address” is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer when you use the Internet. In some cases your IP address stays the same from browser session to browser session; but if you use a consumer internet access provider, your IP address probably varies from session to session.

We use a combination of multiple firewalls and multiple levels of physical security to protect the Personal Information you share with us from unauthorized access or disclosure. We encrypt your password when it is submitted to us in order to protect the Personal Information you share with us from unauthorized access or disclosure. However, you should know that no organization can fully eliminate security or other risks associated with the possession of Personal Information. For example, third parties may unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or private communications. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your login information and password.


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