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Nutrition

Fruit and Vegetable Information and Resources

Obesity and Weight Management

Breastfeeding

Eating Disorders

Physical Activity & Active Living Resources

Screen-Time

Resources for Public Health Professionals

Nutrition

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) – MyPlate Resource
http://www.choosemyplate.gov

The Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010
http://health.gov/dietaryguidelines/

USDA Food and Nutrition Information Center
http://fnic.nal.usda.gov/

US Food and Drug Administration Food Labeling and Nutrition Overview 
http://www.fda.gov/Food/IngredientsPackagingLabeling/LabelingNutrition/default.htm

US Department of Health and Human Services – Healthy People 2020
http://www.healthypeople.gov/2020/default.aspx

Long Live Texans – Healthy Eating 
http://www.longlivetexans.com/index.php/site/healthy-eating

Plan Healthy, Texas
http://www.planhealthytexas.org

Prevention Institute – Nutrition and Health Disparities
http://www.preventioninstitute.org/home.html

American Dietetic Association
http://www.eatright.org/

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) – Nutrition Basics
http://www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/dnpa/nutrition/nutrition_for_everyone/basics/index.htm

Fruit and Vegetable Information and Resources

CDC Fruit and Vegetable Promotion
http://www.fruitsandveggiesmatter.gov/

Plan Healthy, Texas
http://www.planhealthytexas.org

Produce for Better Health Foundation
http://www.fruitsandveggiesmorematters.org/

Texas Department of Agriculture – Guide to Farmer’s Markets
http://www.picktexas.com/index.htm

Local Harvest – Guide to Local Growers
http://www.localharvest.org/

Obesity and Weight Management

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Defining Obesity
http://www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/dnpa/obesity/defining.htm

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – Weight Management Research to Practice
http://www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/dnpa/nutrition/health_professionals/practice/index.htm

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) – Obesity Education Initiative
The Obesity Society
http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/public/heart/obesity/lose_wt/index.htm

NHLBI – Clinical Guidelines for Obesity
http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/guidelines/obesity/ob_home.htm

NHLBI – Portion Distortion
http://hp2010.nhlbihin.net/portion

The Obesity Society
http://www.obesity.org/

Plan Healthy, Texas
http://www.planhealthytexas.org


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Chronic Disease Prevention; Health Disparities Bibliographies
http://www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/publications/healthdisparities/

     Breastfeeding

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Breastfeeding Resources
http://www.cdc.gov/breastfeeding/

Breastfeeding Data and Statistics
http://www.cdc.gov/breastfeeding/data/index.htm

Breastmilk Counts
http://www.breastmilkcounts.com

La Leche League
http://www.lalecheleague.org/

Plan Healthy, Texas
http://www.planhealthytexas.org

Eating Disorders

Academy for Eating Disorders
http://www.aedweb.org/

National Eating Disorders Association
http://nationaleatingdisorders.org/

Eating Disorders Coalition
http://www.eatingdisorderscoalition.org/

International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals Foundation
http://www.iaedp.com/

National Institute of Mental Health
http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/eating-disorders/index.shtml

Physical Activity & Active Living Resources

Active Living
http://www.activeliving.org/         

Active Living by Design:
http://www.activelivingbydesign.org/        

Active Living Resource Center
http://www.activelivingresources.org/index.php     

American College of Sports Medicine
http://www.acsm.org/                                   

CDC: Guide to Community Preventive Services
http://www.thecommunityguide.org/pa/index.html

CDC: Physical Activity Topics
http://www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/dnpa/physical/index.htm      

The Cooper Institute
http://www.cooperinst.org/index.cfm

Long Live Texans – Active Living
http://www.longlivetexans.com/index.php/site/active-living    

The National Center for Bicycling and Walking
http://www.bikewalk.org/

National Society of Physical Activity Practitioners in Public Health
http://www.nspapph.org/

Plan Healthy, Texas
http://www.planhealthytexas.org

The Presidents Council on Physical Fitness & Sports
http://www.fitness.gov/index.html         

Rails to Trails
http://www.railtrails.org/index.html          

Safe Routes: National Center for Safe Routes to School
http://www.saferoutesinfo.org/index.cfm

Safe Routes to School, Texas
http://www.saferoutestx.org

Texas Recreation and Park Society
http://www.traps.org/   

Texas Trails Network
http://www.texastrails.org/        

Screen-Time

Center for Screen Time Awareness
http://www.screentimeinstitute.org/index.php?option=com_frontpage&Itemid=1

National Heart Lung and Blood Institute – Tools and Resources to Reduce Screen Time
http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/public/heart/obesity/wecan/tools-resources/tools-reduce-screen-time.htm

Plan Healthy, Texas
http://www.planhealthytexas.org

  Resources for Public Health Professionals

ENACT Local Policy Database
http://www.preventioninstitute.org/sa/policies/index.php.

Long Live Texans – Community Action
http://www.longlivetexans.com/index.php/site/community-organizations

National Association of Counties Healthy Counties Database profiles model policies, programs and initiatives that counties nationwide enacted to prevent obesity
http://www.naco.org/Pages/default.aspx

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute’s Clinical Guidelines on the Identification, Evaluation, and Treatment of Overweight and Obesity in Adults
http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/guidelines/obesity/index.htm

In 2005, the AMA, HRSA and CDC convened an Expert Committee to revise the 1997 childhood obesity recommendations. The initial recommendations were released on June 6, 2007, in the document titled,
Appendix: Expert Committee Recommendations on the Assessment, Prevention and Treatment of Child and Adolescent Overweight and Obesity (PDF, 65 KB)

Childhood Obesity Action Network’s Implementation Guide for the Expert Committee Recommendations on the Assessment, Prevention, and Treatment of Child and Adolescent Overweight and Obesity
http://www.nichq.org/documents/coan-papers-and-publications/COANImplementationGuide62607FINAL.pdf (PDF, 220 KB)

Plan Healthy, Texas
http://www.planhealthytexas.org

External links to other sites are intended to be informational and do not have the endorsement of the Texas Department of State Health Services. These sites may also not be accessible to people with disabilities.

Last updated October 17, 2013