Resources on Nutrition
Did your New Year's resolution include eating a healthy diet? Here are some ways to get information on nutrition. Although the collection of the Poughkeepsie Public Library District is highlighted here, you can also expand your search in the Mid-Hudson Library System Public Library Catalog (online catalog) to include your local Library.
The EatingWell Healthy in a Hurry Cookbook: 150 Delicious Recipes for Simple, Everyday Suppers in 45 Minutes or Less edited by Jim Romanoff and the editors of EatingWell
Food Matters by Mark Bittman
Real Food: What To Eat and Why by Nina Planck
What to Eat by Marion Nestle
Here you can search for articles about health and nutrition. Try using the keyword search terms "healthy eating." This database is available to all card-holders in the Mid-Hudson Library System. Have your library card handy, because you'll be prompted to enter your barcode when you log on to this resource.
United States Dept of Agriculture (USDA) offers many helpful tips for healthful eating, including menus, ideas for healthy weight, eating during pregnancy,and "MyPyramid Tracker," which helps to calculate how well you are eating now.
More helpful information from the USDA including facts about dietary supplments, the role of exercise and a healthy diet, and information on food safety.
Nutrition from About.com
All kinds of interesting information about food, vitamins, recipes, and ways to calculate your calorie needs and body mass index (BMI).
Nutrition from the World Health Organization (WHO)
An international perspective on the importance of good nutrition, including its importance to children.
Nutrition for Seniors from Medline Plus
Great source of information on the particular nutritional needs of senior citizens, including tips on financial assistance, if needed, for food.
The Nutrition Source from the Harvard School of Public Health
Cuts through some of the confusion in finding a balance in your diet and includes interesting articles about things like coffee, carbs, and protein.
Prepared by Peggy Sisselman, Librarian, 12/08
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