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  • nutrition and your health
    Your body contains an incredible array of chemicals, minerals and vitamins. To maintain health, all of these ingredients must be balanced through proper nutrition.

  • Recipe Source
    The Searchable Online Archive of Recipes and your source for recipes on the Internet.

  • About Nutrition
    Numerous links to nutrition information on subjects such as Alternatives, Cancer, Child Nutrition, and Soy. There are also topics which are "In the Spotlight."

  • American Dietetic Association
    Your link to nutrition and health.sm

  • American School Food Service Association
    American School Food Service Association: The Voice of Child Nutrition. ASFSA is a non-profit professional association representing 60,000 members of the school foodservice industry.

  • Ask the Dietitian
    Information about many health and nutrition questions. Healthy weight and calories calculator online.

  • British Nutrition Foundation
    The Foundation promotes the nutritional wellbeing of society through the impartial interpretation and effective dissemination of scientifically based nutritional knowledge and advice.

  • Cancer Nutrition Center
    Learn about the value of food in your fight for recovery from cancer. Learn how you can protect your family and yourself with a diet rich in botanical factors.

  • Child Care Nutrition Resource System
    The Child Care Nutrition Resource System provides you with recipes, resources and information on preparing nutritious meals and food safety.

  • Child Nutrition
    From "Building Better Health" - a comprehensive guide to child nutrition...articles, guidelines, FAQ's.

  • Child Nutrition & Growth
    Do you have questions about your child's growth pattern? Is he growing normally? Is he too fat, too thin, too short, or too tall? Is he eating enough to grow properly?

  • Child Nutrition Program
    Child Nutrition Program - helping child care centers and homes serve nutritious meals, and possibly receive reimbursement from the CACFP.

  • Childrens Nutrition Guide
    Your child's diet is important to her overall health. Proper nutrition can also prevent many medical problems, including becoming overweight, developing weak bones, and developing diabetes and will ensure that your child grows to her full potential.

  • Cook it Quick
    Learning to do more and more in less and less time isn't the only path to putting food on the table. Sometimes it helps to look for ways to free up time. Here are two offerings that may help you put more time in your life and more life in your time!

  • Department of Agriculture/Team Nutrition
    The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) reduces hunger and food insecurity in partnership with cooperating organizations by providing children and needy families access to food, a healthful diet and nutrition education in a manner that supports American agriculture and inspires public confidence.

  • Developmentally Appropriate Food and Nutrition Skills for Young Children
    By interacting with their surroundings, children are able to examine, question, and understand things around them and begin to build basic concepts, learning through exploration, discovering variety in foods, and developing sound nutrition habits. Parents, teachers, and child care providers can accumulate new ideas for planning exciting learning adventures for young children through food experiences.

  • Eat Smart
    Nutrition Education Resources.

  • Eat Well, Live Well-
    Nutrition and health information for the general public and health professionals

  • Egg Nutrition Center
    This site is for egg lovers, egg producers and processors, nutritionists and health care providers, and anyone who wants to learn more about eggs and good nutrition.

  • Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program
    Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program, Its mission is to help limited-income families and youth acquire knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behavior changes necessary to maintain nutritionally sound diets and enhance personal development

  • Fabulous Foods
    FoodContact.com directory of food & beverage exporters. cooking, recipes, cooking schools, cooking tutorials, cooking instructions, holidays, entertaining ideas, kitchen tips, celebrity chefs

  • Family Food Zone
    This site is mostly about making healthy food choices for your children. All of the information you will find on the site is supplied and reviewed by registered dietitians, and health and nutrition experts from around the country.

  • FAQs - Child Nutrition
    These are some of the questions parents have about feeding young children.

  • Fast Foods and Nutrition
    The Real Truth About Fast Foods and Nutrition

  • Fiber
    Fiber is indigestible carbohydrate found in the cell walls of plant foods. Although fiber isn't an essential nutrient, a high-fiber diet keeps your digestive system running smoothly, can help you lose weight, and may lower your risk of heart disease and certain cancers.

  • Food Additives
    Food manufacturers use additives to help prevent spoilage or contamination and to make food look and taste better. Before an additive can be used, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) must approve it for safety and effectiveness. Once the FDA okays an additive, a regulation is written that states what foods may contain the additive and in what amount. No approval is permanent, and all additives are reviewed periodically.

  • Food and Nutrition Information Center
    Information on healthy school meals, food safety, dietary guidelines, food composition, Food Guide Pyramid, and healthy eating index.

  • Food for Tots
    Answers about what to do about fussy eaters, food alergies, safety, and nutrition. Fun activities to do with pre-schoolers, recipes, cooking tips, and more.

  • Food Forum
    FoodForum is an independent food education service, supporting schools and parents to understand, use and enjoy food.

  • Food Standards Agency
    The Food Standards Agency is an independent food safety watchdog set up by an Act of Parliament in 2000 to protect the public's health and consumer interests in relation to food.

  • Got Milk?
    Cool games and activities for kidsfrom the "got milk" people. Lots of fun for kids

  • Healthy Kids Challenge
    We help elementary schools customize plans suited to their needs in a variety of ways. For instance, we support efforts to create healthier school lunches, involve students in menu choices, offer ways to incorporate nutrition education into classrooms and add physical activity to the school day, and much more.

  • Herbs and Spices
    History, definitions, usage of herbs and spices from the Virginia Cooperative.

  • Kids Cooking Club
    Kids Cooking Club offers a membership program designed to teach children all about good food, kitchen safety, nutrition, and basic cooking skills. We provide a quality kitchen experience for kids ages 3 - teens.

  • Kids Health and Fitness
    Information about nutrition and physical activity for teachers and kids.

  • Kids Nutrition First Rhode Island
    Kids First and the Rhode Island Team Nutrition Training Institute provide education, training and other services to improve children's nutrition in Rhode Island.

  • Lucy Burney
    All about food and nutrition for children, whether they are babies or teenagers. Here you will find all the information you need to keep your children healthy and improve their resistance to disease.

  • Mott's Cyber-Orchard
    A family site from the maker of apple juice and apple sauce. Low fat recipes for baking healthy snacks, genealogy tree, kids games and more.

  • Nutrition and the Brain
    Your brain is like a car. A car needs gasoline, oil, brake fluid and other materials to run properly. Your brain also needs special materials to run properly: glucose, vitamins, minerals and other essential chemicals...

  • Nutrition Explorations
    Nutrition Explorations is all about Eating Smart and Growing Strong. Every area of this website offers exciting ways to help you teach children about nutritious food and a healthy diet.

  • Nutrition for Kids
    Sponsored by 24 Carrot Press, this site promotes published materials that take a positive, fun approach to the more serious issues that affect children today, including poor eating habits, obesity and inactivity.

  • Nutrition For Kids
    Welcome to Nutrition for Kids, sponsored by 24 Carrot Press. We publish materials that take a positive, fun approach to the more serious issues that affect children today, including poor eating habits, obesity and inactivity.

  • Nutrition Gov
    A new federal resource, provides easy access to all online federal government information on nutrition. This national resource makes obtaining government information on nutrition, healthy eating, physical activity, and food safety, easily accessible in one place for many Americans.

  • Nutrition Guidelines
    Soft Cheese and Cold Cuts Safer Child Food Tips for more suggestions on how to avoid making food the issue National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute - "Cholesterol in Children" Go Straight to Links (Including Links on Vegetarianism) Safer Child's Thoughts on Dieting

  • Nutrition - National Network of Child Care
    The National Network of Child Care's database of Articles & Features dealing with Nutrition Issues, Breastfeeding & Infant Nutrition, Food-related Activities, Meals and Snacks, and Food Safety.

  • RDlink.com
    Your connection to Registered Dietitians on the Web. Explore dietitian links by category including: General Dietitians, Various Clinical Specialties, Diabetes, Children's Nutrition, Fitness and Weight loss, Consulting, Education based dietitians and Dietitians in Southern Illinios. Also - visit other nutrition links by category including: Nutrient analysis, Recipes, Diabetes resources, Heart healthy and special diets, Weight loss and fitness and Government information. This site is your link to dietitians on the web.

  • Shape Up America
    Shape Up America! is a high profile national initiative to promote healthy weight and increased physical activity in America.

  • Society for Nutrition Education
    The Society for Nutrition Education (SNE) represents the unique professional interests of nutrition educators in the United States and worldwide.

  • Taste of Health
    Taste of Health presents the best in local, healthy cuisine - healthy for you and for the planet - together with the information you need to transition to a healthier lifestyle.

  • The Dangers of Bad Diet
    Medical research has proved causes oft bad diets during pregnancy.

  • The Gerber Foundation
    Enhancing the quality of life of infants and young children in nutrition, care, and development through grants and programs.

  • The Importance Of Nutrition
    The importance of good nutrition is nothing new. Back in 400 B.C., Hippocrates said, "Let food be your medicine and medicine be your food." Today, good nutrition is more important than ever. At least four of the 10 leading causes of death in the U.S.--heart disease, cancer, stroke and diabetes--are directly related to way we eat; diet is also implicated in scores of other conditions. But while the wrong diet can be deadly, eating right is among the key cornerstones of health.

  • The Power of Healthy Eating
    Author and expert Abigail Natenshon offers information and resources on the prevention and treatment of eating disorders. Learn all about healthy eating with quizzes, articles and question forum.

  • Welch's Foods
    Browse The Welch's web site from the makers of Welch's Grape Juice. Features: Product Health Information, Pourable Concentrates, Jams, Jellies, Frozen Juices, Single Serve Juices, and Recipies.

  • What Is Cholesterol?
    Cholesterol is essential for animal life. It builds and repairs cells, it is used to produce sex hormones like estrogen and testosterone, it is converted to bile acids to help you digest food and it is found in large amounts in brain and nerve tissue.

  • What's In Your Food - Phytochemicals
    Besides vitamins, minerals and fiber, plant foods contain substances known as phytochemicals, which protect plants from the ravages of sunlight, wind and other damages caused by Mother Nature (Phyto comes from the Greek word for plant). Although phytochemicals have no known nutritional value, some appear to have disease-fighting properties.

  • What's In your Food - Water
    Water, often called the "silent nutrient" may be overlooked or taken for granted. Yet, next to oxygen, water is the nutrient most needed for life. You could live for weeks without food but only a few days without water. Water balance is regulated by a sensitively controlled mechanism giving rise to thirst. The kidney also plays a role by conserving or excreting water as necessary.

  • Women, Infants and Children
    The National WIC Web site. Food, nutrition counseling, and access to health services are provided to low-income women, infants, and children under the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children, (WIC).

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