and Fitness Hotlist
Education: Health Care Perspectives for Teachers
University of San Diego Department of Continuing Education
Anyone who has tried to communicate across income or culture lines will
appreciate this site. It provides nutrition advice and resources for educators
targeted to low-income, low-literacy, and culturally diverse audiences.
The authors offer suggestions on what works with hard-to-reach audiences,
provide some information on culture-specific holidays, and list some things
to keep in mind when planning a program to include people of different
cultures. For example, Can You Read This gives tips on writing
for people with limited reading skills. All sections include links to
related sites for readers looking for more information. Examples of what
to find on this site are: Diabetes, food safety, feeding minds, fighting
Assistance in determining Nutrient Value. This site accesses the U.S.
Department of Agriculture's online National Nutrient Database. It has
a searchable version of the authoritative nutrient database is available
for download onto personal computers (PCs) and laptops free of charge.
This user-friendly nutrient database supports President Bush's Healthier
US Initiative, designed to improve overall health for Americans through
regular physical activity, proper nutrition, preventive screenings and
healthy lifestyle choices.
variety of topics, including:
Act of 2002
National Food Safety Programs
Safety Information regarding Foods.
Acidified and Low Acid Canned Foods
This is a more whimsical site, along the lines of magazine information,
but included because it gives a good example of what most people view. Some
of the topics listed include:
heart health, depression
fertility, labor, loss
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Cooking Techniques & Demonstrations
1,000's of Recipes
This very pro-vitamin site focuses upon supplements that can be taken for
different parts of the body and various health concerns. It also has charts
to compare various products to help people make the right selections.
This site even has posters that can be printed and teacher materials to
use to teach children proper eating habits. It¡¦s provided
by the Children's Nutrition Research Center (CNRC) which is one of six
federally funded human nutrition research centers in the nation and the
first to conduct scientific investigations into the role of maternal,
infant and child nutrition in optimal health, development, and growth.
This is a quiz site that helps to understand what¡¦s reasonable
for the human body given age and gender. Then, it helps determine the
nutritional value of specific foods.
Sponsored by the World Health Organization, this site defines malnutrition
and discusses general health and human rights issues from around the world?
Some of the issues are: Protein-energy malnutrition ¡P Micro-nutrient
deficiencies ¡P Obesity and other diet-related chronic diseases
¡P Infant and young child feeding practices ¡P Nutrition in
emergencies ¡P Food aid for development ¡P Food and nutrition
policies and programs.
This site takes into consideration the Body Mass Index to calculate the
Calories per day a particular man or woman might consume. Also included
is a list of physical activities. The Society for Nutrition Education
(SNE) represents professional interests of nutrition educators in the
United States and worldwide. SNE is dedicated to promoting healthy, sustainable
food choices and has a vision of healthy people in healthy communities.
SNE provides forums for sharing innovative strategies for nutrition education,
expressing a range of views on important issues, and disseminating research
findings. Members of SNE educate individuals, families, fellow professionals,
and students, and influence policy makers about nutrition, food, and health.