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NHM Health Focus:

March 2009

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Nutrition Resources:
  – American Dietetic Association
  – BMI Calculator (NHLBI)
  –Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion (USDA)
  – Daily Calorie Calculator (Mayo Clinic)
  – Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2005 (USDA)
  – Fruits and Veggies Matter (NCI)
  – Food and Drug Administration
  – Food Composition (FNIC, USDA)
  – International Food Information Council
  – Food and Nutrition Information Center (USDA)
  – Using a Food Pyramid (Mayo Clinic)
  – Nutrition for Everyone (CDC)
  – Nutrition.gov (USDA)

Food and Nutrition Activities
  – Kid's Sites - Activities for Children (USDA)

  – Nutriteach - Nutrition and Food Safety Resources (MU)
  – Kids World - Nutrition (NCDA & CS)
  – Dole's Classroom Resources (Dole)

  – Leafy Greens Lesson Plans (Leafy Greens Councill)
  – MyPyramid.gov (USDA)
  – SmartMouth.org (CSPI)

National Nutrition Month®, sponsored by the American Dietetic Association (ADA), is a time to think about what and how much we eat. Fad diets, fast food, tight schedules, and sedentary life styles abound. As a nation, our weight is increasing and our general health decreasing.

"Eating right makes you feel good, and it's important for reducing your risk for diseases like heart disease, certain cancers, diabetes, stroke, and osteoporosis. In fact, healthier eating could reduce cancer deaths in the United States by as much as 35 percent." (HHS)

The USDA suggests that you:

The Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) recommends that we "AIM... BUILD... and CHOOSE... for good health."

The U.S Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Library's Food and Nutrition Information Center (FNIC) provides "a directory to credible, accurate, and practical resources for consumers, nutrition and health professionals, educators and government personnel. Visitors can find printable format educational materials, government reports, research papers and more. FNIC nutrition information specialists review all site content to ensure top quality resources." (FNIC)

Access Excellence @ the National Health Museum resources related to food and nutrition include:

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