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OOMPH Library Resources: PHW 206 Public Health Aspects of Maternal and Child Nutrition: Nutrition Resources


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General Nutrition Resources

General and Professional Resources
  • The Nutrition Source (Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health): The Nutrition Source provides evidence-based diet & nutrition information for clinicians, health professionals, the media and the public.
  • Nutrition Center (American Heart Association): Heart-healthy nutrition information.
  • National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research: Measures Registry: Searchable database of diet and physical activity measures relevant to childhood obesity research. The purpose of this registry is to promote the consistent use of common measures and research methods across childhood obesity prevention and research at the individual, community, and population levels
Resources for Children & Families:
  • MyPlate (USDA): provides practical information to individuals, health professionals, nutrition educators, and the food industry to help consumers build healthier diets with resources and tools for dietary assessment, nutrition education, and other user-friendly nutrition information.
    » MyPlate Kids' Place (USDA)
  • (American Academy of Pediatrics): A large collection of healthy child and family resources.
  • Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) (USDA Food and Nutrition Service): WIC provides Federal grants to States for supplemental foods, health care referrals, and nutrition education for low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and to infants and children up to age five who are found to be at nutritional risk.
Nutrition Advocacy/Policy
  • Center for Science in the Public Interest: CSPI educates the public, advocates government policies that are consistent with scientific evidence on health and environmental issues, and counters industry’s powerful influence on public opinion and public policies.
  • UConn Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity: A non-profit research and public policy organization devoted to improving the world’s diet, preventing obesity, and reducing weight stigma.
  • SNAP-Ed Interventions: A Toolkit for States (USDA): This obesity prevention toolkit includes examples of evidenced-based obesity prevention policies and environmental change intervention programs. The settings and focus for these evidence-based interventions include include schools, childcare, communities, helping families, and social marketing and media.
  • ENACT Local Policy Database (Prevention Institute): Database of local (e.g. city, county, school districts) nutrition and physical activity policies around the nation. Keywords covered include access to fresh food, bikeability, cafeteria, fast food, and more.

Health Statistics

The Public Health Library's Health Statistics & Data Resources Guide is an annotated list of sources of statistics & data. Some of the sources that may be relevant to PHW206 include:

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