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Resources for ACS National Chemistry Week 2004: Chemistry's Contribution to Our Health and Wellness.

Understanding Nutrition and Obesity: Electronic Resources

This is a collection of electronic resources (websites, software, etc.) about nutrition and obesity. A separate collection of Print Resources is also available.

Key: E = Elementary (K-5), I = Intermediate (6-8), HS = High School (9-12), C = College, G = General Public

Starting Points

Food and Nutrition Information Center, from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. (G)

URL: http://www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/
Kids' Science Page: Food and Nutrition, from the U.S. National Agricultural Library. (E, I, HS)

URL: http://www.nal.usda.gov/ttic/Kids/fandn.htm
FDA Kids, from FDA. (E, I, HS)
Fun information for kids.
URL: http://www.fda.gov/oc/opacom/kids/
Food and Health Communications Links, (E, I, HS)
A list of links in Kids Nutrition with ratings.
URL: http://www.foodandhealth.com/links/Kids_Nutrition/Kids/
Food and Nutrition Information Center, from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. (G)
The FNIC at the National Agricultural Library provides a directory to credible, accurate, and practical resources for consumers and educators. The FNIC Consumer Corner has an excellent feature, Nutrition Over the Lifecycle (http://www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/consumersite/nutrition.htm).
URL: http://www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/
Fresh Starts, from BASF. (E, I)
A new web site featuring Team Antioxidant to teach kids, parents and teachers about the importance of eating healthy foods.
URL: http://www.freshstarts.com/
Kids' Science Page: Food and Nutrition, from the U.S. National Agricultural Library. (E, I, HS)
Another resource from the National Agricultural Library, this one is full of links to sites for children as well as resources for teachers in grades K-12.
URL: http://www.nal.usda.gov/ttic/Kids/fandn.htm
Mick's Picks - Nutrition - Kids
URL: http://calcium.tamu.edu/Mickey/Nutrition_Kids.html
Nutrition Café, from the Pacific Science Center and Washington State Dairy Council. (E, I)
Games for kids, links to nutritional information and educational materials for teachers.
URL: http://www.exhibits.pacsci.org/nutrition/
Nutrition Explorations: Kids, from the National Dairy Council. (E, I)
Games, recipes, and other activities to help kids explore the world of nutrition.
URL: http://www.nutritionexplorations.org/kids/main.asp
Nutrition Navigator - Family, from the Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science & Policy at Tufts University. (G)
A rating guide to nutrition websites for family.
URL: http://www.navigator.tufts.edu/family/
Powerful Bones. Powerful Girls, from the National Bone Health Campaign. (I, HS)
Lots of cool information on how to be a powerful girl and take good care of your bones.
URL: http://www.cdc.gov/powerfulbones/index2.html
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