Resources for Families and Providers
Tips and tools for healthy eating and living
Childhood Obesity in Colorado: A Growing Problem
This report by the Colorado Children's Campaign studies trends in childhood obesity and recommends solutions.
Shape Up America!
Safe weight management and physical fitness. Can determine your body-mass index and develop a meal plan suitable for your health. Fitness and health quizzes.
Empowering families with just the right online tools to achieve healthy living.
Habit Changer: How to Feed Your Kids Healthier
A 42-day program designed to provide parents and caregivers with food and nutrition information, ideas, recipes, feeding tips, resources and inspiration, and is always offered FREE due to a commitment made to the Clinton Global Initiative to help reduce childhood obesity. It is available for individuals, children's hospitals, fitness programs, nonprofits, government agencies and anyone who is interested in learning how to feed their children more healthily and, in the process empower their children to eat more healthy.
Celiac Disease and Gluten-Free Diet Support Page
Information for people with celiac disease or gluten intolerance including the history, diagnosis and treatments. Has a link to the "Gluten Free Mall" which has lists of products and a FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) section.
Fast Food Nutrition
Get the facts on what you've been eating for years at fast food restaurants! Fast Food Nutrition.org has the nutrition facts for over 650 menu items from the most popular fast food restaurants.
Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network
Has news, alerts, how to manage food allergy in school, recipes, etc.
Food Nutritonal Information Center
From the US Dept of Agriculture; consumer information on lifecycle nutrition, food composition, food labeling, food pyramid, etc.
Safe handling and storage, nutrition and weight loss, reading nutrition labels and other information from the Food & Drug Administration Center for Food Safety & Applied Nutrition.
Nutrition Guide for People with Diabetes
From the American Diabetes Association
All about healthy eating, plus how to interpret news on diet topics.
Sample books in the Family Health Library
- “365 Activities for Fitness, Food, and Fun for the Whole Family” by Julia Sweet; Contemporary Books, 2001
- "Feeding the Kids: the Flexible, No-Battles, Healthy Eating System for the Whole Family" by Pamela Gould; Mancala Press, 2007
- “First Meals” by Annabel Karmel; DK Publ, 2004
- “Food, Fun, n’ Fitness: Designing Healthy Lifestyles for Our Children” by Mary Friesz; Designs for Healthy Lifestyles, 2002
- “Harvard Medical School Guide to Healthy Eating for Kids: Eat, Play, and Be Healthy” by W. Allan Walker; McGraw-Hill, 2005
- “Healthy Lunchbox” by Marie McClendon; Small Steps Press, 2005
- "How to Feed a Teenage Boy: Recipes and Strategies" by Georgia Orcutt; Celestal Arts, 2007
- “Just Two More Bites! Helping Picky Eaters Say Yes to Food” by Linda Piette; Three Rivers Press, 2006
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Resources for Health Care Professionals