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Foods and Nutrition

The following links are resource guides and provide excellent teaching materials.

American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences

 Food and Drug Administration

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
FAQ's, a reading list on nutritional topics, posting of recipes and advice, and a hotline staffed by dietitians.

OAFCS Webpage
Ohio Association of Family and Consumer Sciences

University of Illinois, Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition

International Food Information Council
Foundation offering valuable food and food safety information for consumers and educators.

Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
Offers consumer advice on additives, product labeling, nutrition, and foodborne illness.

Food and Nutrition Center
Huge resource hosted by the Agriculture Network Information Center.  Contains professional and consumer info covering a wide range of topics.

World Health Organization
Epidemiological and world health reports, as well as organizational information.

Consumer Information Center
Offers free and low cost materials in a variety of categories.

Bad Bug Book
Basic facts regarding foodborne pathogenic microorganisms and natural toxins. Links to the National Library of Medicine.

Nutrition on the Web for Teens
This research debunks myths and addresses the special needs of growing teens.  Provides a calorie counter.

Ten Tips to Eating Right
Tips from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics covering how to stretch your food dollar.

Shopper's Guide to Pesticides
This web site allows users to discover what pesticides they consume on a daily basis, and what the potential health effects are.

American Egg Board
On this site can be found egg recipes, answers to Frequently Asked Questions, eggs facts, egg nutrition information and egg industry information.

Healthy Eating Club
Providing up-to-date, reliable food and nutrition information to students, the general public, health professionals and kids.  Includes general info, monthly newsletters, on-line surveys and resources, dietary assessment, research bibliography, etc.

Fast Food Facts
Searchable database of nutritional information for items at a variety of nutritional fast food chains.


Parenting And Child Development

The following links are resource guides and provide excellent teaching materials.

This website offers information on most children's health and development which includes newborns and child development, emergencies and medication.

Baby Center
Packed full of advice and information for expectant and new parents; covering every conceivable topic to do with pregnancy, babies and family life.

Baby Zone
Educational site that offers information about family planning, pregnancy, and parenting.

Info for parents and childcare professionals. Addressing babies, pregnancy, parenting and prenatal/postnatal issues.

Pampers Parenting Institute
Advice for parents about child development, health, and skincare, plus a guide to the Pampers age range of diapers.

The National Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Resource Center (NSRC)
A service of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, NSRC provides consumer and professional education materials, information, referrals, and technical assistance to parents, healthcare professionals, counselors, legal professionals, and doctors.

The March of Dimes (MOD)
A nonprofit organization for improving the quality of children's health. MOD serves as an information clearinghouse, provides pamphlets on a wide range of subjects, and offers a public education series on pregnancy, prenatal care, multiple births, immunizations and special needs of children born with birth defects.

Campaign for our Children
News, facts, and statistics about teenage pregnancies, with resources for parents and teachers.

United States Environmental Protection Agency
Learn about the effects of smoking on the health of children and infants.

Quit Smoking Community
A community webpage for information regarding smoking and the side effects from smoking.