Health and Fitness Hotlist
Julie Hosmer
Health 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 hunger
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.
A variety of topics, including:

Bioterrorism Act of 2002
National Food Safety Programs
Safety Information regarding Foods.
Acidified and Low Acid Canned Foods
Color Additives
Dietary Supplements
Infant Formula
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
Advertised as THE VIRTUAL NUTRITION CENTER With the following categories:

Food Science
Food Management
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.