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Childhood Health Education
  • American Academy of Pediatrics Recommendation - The mission of the American Academy of Pediatrics is to attain optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents and young adults. This website focuses on childhood health issues.
Childhood Obesity and Prevention
  • Childhood Obesity - All you need to know about Childhood Obesity: the symptoms, definition, cause, risk factor, complications etc.

  • Obesity - A pediatrician’s insight on childhood obesity and articles to inform about factors influencing the obesity epidemic. Information is presented in English and in Spanish.
  • - is the USDA's new tool for helping individuals make healthier food choices. MyPlate provides guidelines on food groups, portion sizes and nutrition. MyPlate also provides educators and health professionals with up-to-date resources and tools for performing dietary assessment.

  • Kids - Nutritional guidelines for kids 6 - 11 years old.

  • Daily Food Plan - Let's you enter your information to calculate your specific nutritional needs.

  • Pregnancy & Breastfeeding - Nutritional guidelines for pregnant women and breastfeeding moms.

  • Choose MyPlate Widget - The MyPlate Plan Widget is a small application that displays content from directly on your website. You can embed these widgets on any blog or web page. Once you have added the widget, the content will be automatically maintained and updated by the ChooseMyPlate team; there is nothing more you need to do.
Eating on the Run
  • Healthy Dining Finder - Healthy Dining Finder is an online database featuring nutrition information from more than 60,000 restaurants and fast food chains. The database helps consumers find fast food options that emphasize lean proteins, fruits, vegetables, whole grains and unsaturated fats.
Food Safety
  • - Educates consumers about safe food handling.

  • Food Preservation - The National Center for Home Food Preservation site.

  • - is the gateway to food safety information provided by government agencies.
Food Security Obesity and Prevention
  • The State of Obesity 2018: Better Policies for a Healthier America - Each year, the "State of Obesity: Better Policies for a Healthier America" report highlights the latest obesity trends as well as strategies, policies, programs, and practices that can reverse the epidemic. The report also details the level of commitment necessary to effectively fight obesity on a large scale and includes key recommendations for specific actions. This is the 15th annual State of Obesity report by TFAH and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

  • Learn How To Become - Careers to combat the obesity epidemic.
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