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Nutrition

  • Nutrition
    http://www.factmonster.com 

    Take a biological look at nutrition with Fact Monster Encyclopedia. Find out how plants manufacture their own nutrition and learn about how heterotropic organisms get nutrients from their environment. Discover the difference between herbivores, carnivores, omnivores, and parasites. The human body needs food for growth, energy, health, and tissue repair. Read about the role of protein, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, minerals, and water; as you learn about good nutrition, the food guide pyramid, and specialized diets.

  • Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity

    http://www.cdc.gov 

    At the "CDC's Nutrition and Physical Activity Program" you will find out why good nutrition and physical fitness go hand in hand. Come learn more about the problems caused by poor nutrition and lack of physical activity. Get advice on how to eat correctly and improve your health. Read statistics about the U.S. population relating to fitness and good health. What diseases are caused by obesity? What is the current legislation relating to physical fitness and wellness? Learn more here.

  • Nutrition and Fitness

    http://www.youngmenshealthsite.org 

    Young Men’s Health offers you health guides designed just for young men. This particular guide examines nutrition and fitness. The opening page presents you with an interactive table of contents filled with a wide range of topics. You can access information on fitness, healthy eating, general nutrition, and sports nutrition. Within these topics you will find more specific information on muscle sprains, snacks, diets, healthy ingredients, vitamins and minerals, and energy drinks. Information on fueling your performance can be found as well.

  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Encourages SNAP Changes to Increase Access to Healthy Foods

    http://www.eatright.org 

    Visit the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics to read about changes in some aspects of SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program). The USDA Food and Nutrition Service is requiring more from food retailers and introducing more food stocking requirements to ensure that SNAP participants will have access to more healthy choices when they buy food. Learn how improving the food choices for low-income households is likely to have a positive affect on the incidence of obesity and diabetes in the U.S.

  • The Nutrition Facts Label
    http://youngwomenshealth.org 

    Almost all packaged food has a list of the nutrition values of the food inside—the complete vitamins, minerals, and fat content. This label will tell you how much is in one serving of the food which then lets you decide what to eat or not. The label actually contains a great deal of information—find out what will be listed there. The standard for the nutrition label is for a 2,000 calorie a day diet—this does not mean you must eat a 2,000 calorie diet. Your amount per day depends on what your doctor recommends.

  • Health and Nutrition

    http://www.neok12.com 

    After you learn about the importance of food to our bodies and the seven major types of nutrients you can browse through a video gallery to learn more about eating right and keeping your body healthy. The videos provide you with information on understanding the connection between food and nutrition, the benefits of exercise, digestion, nutrition labels, portion size, and the food pyramid. There are also videos on fast food, obesity, and foods and drinks that are not good for you.

  • A Proposal for Improved Healthfulness in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
  • http://www.pcrm.org 

    Visit the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine to read their ideas about how SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) could make changes that would encourage benefit recipients to make healthier choices when they purchase food products. Learn what percentage of Americans are obese and how many suffer from diabetes, and find out how much higher the rates are for low-income Americans. See what food items the physicians want people to buy less often and which food groups would be more likely to help combat obesity and diabetes.

  • Teen Nutrition

    http://www.teenhelp.com 

    It’s hard to eat healthy when our lives are so busy with school, part-time jobs, chores, and extra-curricular activities. Often times eating happens on the run or in the car. Eventually poor nutrition will catch up with us, especially in the following areas: not getting enough iron can cause anemia and fatigue; not getting enough calcium can affect our future health with brittle bones; eating junk food increases our risk of heart disease, obesity, cancer, diabetes, and high blood pressure (hypertension). Learn how many calories teens need to consume and the percentages of the types of foods needed daily.

  • Nutrition: Kids' Games

    http://www.nutritionexplorations.com 

    Nutrition Games! Do you eat nutritious foods? Do you eat enough of each food group? You will find the answer to those questions and more on this web site. Learn the basics of the Food Pyramid and get ideas for healthy snacks. At the top of the page you will find links to more fun with food. Play food games or print some recipes to cook up in the kitchen.

  • Kids and On-the-Go Nutrition

    http://www.kidshealth.org 

    No time for breakfast around the table? Investigate nutrition-on-the-go as you take a look at cereal bars, granola bars, meal-replacement bars, protein bars, and energy bars. How do these options stack up when compared to a quick stop at the donut shop or vending machine? Although many are vitamin-fortified, some are rich in essential nutrients and some are barely better than candy bars. Learn how to read the labels and investigate the claims of whole grains, real fruit, and real milk. Understand that some protein and energy bars are geared toward the needs of a serious athlete.

  • Eating Healthier and Feeling Better Using the Nutrition Facts Label

    http://www.fda.gov 

    You’re probably already familiar with the little box that gives the Nutrition Facts about a food product—probably to check the calories or fat content. But there’s more to it than that, and it’s there to help you eat a healthy, balanced diet. Use the label to understand food portions—sometimes a snack bag can have 2 or 3 portions, so if you eat the whole bag, double or triple the calories. Use the label to compare products—which has vitamins A and C, potassium, calcium, or iron? If a product has little or no nutritional value, why eat it?

Websites -Drugs

Office of National Drug Control Policy: A 21st Century Drug Policy http://www.whitehouse.gov/ondcp

Drug use endangers the economy, health care, criminal justice, and the future. The Obama Administration is spending more than $10 billion on drug treatment and drug education programs. The goal is to find a middle road between an enforcement-based "war on drugs" and legalizing drugs. Addiction is approached as a treatable disease and the focus of drug control becomes public health. A police officer describes how drug interventions have improved community relations and reduced drug-related crime. To  research drugs, go to top right and enter search terms.

Drugs Use Map of the World   http://www.theguardian.com/news/datablog/interactive/2012/jul/02/drug-use-map-world

Discover how the use of illicit drugs has infiltrated the world. This interactive map of the world allows you to find the prevalence of particular illicit drugs. You can find statistics and facts about the use of cannabis, cocaine, ecstasy, amphetamines, and opiates. Once you make your selection you will find red buttons scattered across the map that open corresponding text boxes. A list of facts and statistics related to that particular illicit drug accompany each map view.

War on Drugs http://aclu.procon.org/view.questions.php?issueID=000083&subissueID=000257

One proposed solution to the war on drugs is drug legalization. Explore the pros and cons about whether that is a good idea. Some say prohibition has failed and drug laws mean more profit for traffickers. Others say that even limited success means some kids have been saved from drug addiction. Investigate the social costs of legalization and the reality of the illegal drug trade. This resource also examines the effectiveness of mandatory minimum sentences and whether drug policies are discriminatory. Investigate whether drug treatment is an effective substitution to incarceration.

Drugs http://www.cyh.com/HealthTopics/HealthTopicDetailsKids.aspx?p=335&np=289&id=1559#4

Drugs can help you get healthy if you are sick, but they can also be very dangerous to your health. Discover the difference between prescription and illegal drugs. Identify three different groups of drugs and how they affect the brain. Some of the most common drugs include painkillers, caffeine, tobacco, and alcohol. Find out how to help a friend who is using drugs. Even medicine can be bad if a doctor didn't tell you to take it.

11 Facts About Teens and Drug Use https://www.dosomething.org/facts/11-facts-about-teens-and-drug-use

Did you know that alcohol is the most frequently fatal drug? Nearly half of all car crashes where young people die are alcohol-related. The use of illegal drugs is decreasing, but prescription drug abuse is not. Nearly 2 million teens have used prescription drugs for uses others than what they were intended. Two-thirds of them got the prescription drugs from friends or family members. Learn about teenage use of ecstasy, crystal meth, cocaine, and marijuana.

Drugshttp://www.interpol.int/Crime-areas/Drugs/Drugs

Interpol works to track narcotics and the drug trade through its 190 member countries. Criminal intelligence officers trace growers, producers, dealers, and suppliers of drugs like cocaine and heroin. To assist national and international law enforcement, Interpol works to identify drug trafficking trends and criminal organizations. Data from member countries is analyzed and international investigations are coordinated. Conferences allow those from member countries to discuss drug issues. Interpol drug alerts can be issued globally in a matter of minutes. Learn about ongoing initiatives to combat drug trafficking. Pdf on right is a good account of world efforts

Opinion Briefing: Mexico's Drug War http://www.gallup.com/poll/153743/opinion-briefing-future-mexico-drug-war.aspx

Since Mexico launched its war on drugs, fewer Mexicans report drugs and gangs being commonplace but fewer feel safe. Nearly half of those surveyed in a Gallup poll report that gangs are still there, while a third report that drug trafficking is still there. Confidence in the Mexican police and military has dropped. In 2006, President Calderon instituted a military crackdown on drugs after 50,000 people died in drug-related violence. The United States role in controlling the border trade of narcotics is controlling guns, cash flow, and the demand for drugs.

South America Sees Drug Path to Legalization http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/30/world/americas/uruguay-considers-legalizing-marijuana-to-stop-traffickers.html?pagewanted=all

One former U.S. president considered marijuana "probably the most dangerous drug in America." The government of Uruguay is considering "regulated and controlled legalization of marijuana." Proposed laws would separate users from dealers, and separate marijuana from other drugs. A technocratic goal would be to put illegal dealers out of business. Punitive drug laws might be replaced by large customs fees or a government-managed monopoly. Doctors and politicians debate how legalization would affect addiction and crime. Registration cards would be necessary to buy or grow marijuana, and would also limit purchases and cultivation.

Nutrition

  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

    http://www.nutrition.gov 

    Visit the SNAP website at the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to read about the U. S. government's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, the largest program in the U.S. domestic hunger safety net. SNAP attempts to help those eligible for nutrition assistance make informed decisions as they apply for benefits and choose foods. Tabs make it convenient to search for: (1) Descriptions of various U. S. food assistance programs (2) Data on SNAP, child nutrition and food distribution (3) "Newsroom" provides a collection of media stories related to SNAP (4) Research includes study reports and nutrition information.

  • Label of Love: How to Read a Nutrition Label

    http://teenbeing.com 

    Learning to read the nutrition label on food products will help you discover the healthiest foods and avoid the nutrient-empty foods. This video refers to the nutrition label as the ‘label of love’ that will help you learn things like serving size, which is rarely the whole bag or box or pizza. Calories go sky high when you have to multiply 2 or 3 serving sizes by the calories of 1 serving size. A serving size of chips can be 15 chips, but who bothers to count them? Learn about percent daily values of calories, fat, sugar, salt, and carbs.

  • Nutrition & Fitness Center
    http://kidshealth.org 
     Click on any category to find numerous articles about nutrition and fitness for teens. Under the ‘Food & Nutrition’ link are good reasons for packing your own lunch, getting your 5 fruits and vegetables a day, recognizing a fad diet, how to eat for sports, becoming a vegetarian, how caffeine affects you, the importance of calcium in your diet, cooking tips and recipes, diet and nutrition for cystic fibrosis, all about eating disorders, eating healthy before performing, making good choices while eating out, energy bars and energy drinks facts, why fiber is important, food allergies, counting calories, and much more!
  • Healthy Children.org

    http://www.aap.org 

    Good list of articles for report writing.  A wealth of information is available here on nutrition for teens. Learn about the types of food adolescents need during this time of big changes in the body, like growth spurts and puberty. Getting enough calcium is so important because by the end of the teen years, bodies stop accepting calcium deposits and the gradual loss begins. The right kinds of carbs are important for athletes; learn about carb loading. Fiber isn’t just for oldies; teens need it, too. Read about food allergies and hidden caffeine. Learn to make healthy choices at fast food restaurants. And there’s so much more!

  • Food & Nutrition Overview

    http://www.healthline.com 

    Food is fuel for our bodies, but for it to be good fuel, the food must be nutritious. A nutritious diet can help prevent disease, but it’s important to know that a bad diet can lead to certain diseases. The healthiest diet includes plenty of natural, unprocessed foods, especially vegetables and fruits, whole grains, low-fat dairy, and lean proteins, which can include meat, poultry, seafood, eggs, beans, legumes and unsalted seeds and nuts. Limit fried food, white flour and rice, and refined sugar. Learn the kinds of health problems nutritional deficiencies can cause.

  • Nutrition
    http://www.factmonster.com 

    Take a biological look at nutrition with Fact Monster Encyclopedia. Find out how plants manufacture their own nutrition and learn about how heterotropic organisms get nutrients from their environment. Discover the difference between herbivores, carnivores, omnivores, and parasites. The human body needs food for growth, energy, health, and tissue repair. Read about the role of protein, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, minerals, and water; as you learn about good nutrition, the food guide pyramid, and specialized diets.

  • Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity

    http://www.cdc.gov 

    At the "CDC's Nutrition and Physical Activity Program" you will find out why good nutrition and physical fitness go hand in hand. Come learn more about the problems caused by poor nutrition and lack of physical activity. Get advice on how to eat correctly and improve your health. Read statistics about the U.S. population relating to fitness and good health. What diseases are caused by obesity? What is the current legislation relating to physical fitness and wellness? Learn more here.

  • Nutrition and Fitness

    http://www.youngmenshealthsite.org 

    Young Men’s Health offers you health guides designed just for young men. This particular guide examines nutrition and fitness. The opening page presents you with an interactive table of contents filled with a wide range of topics. You can access information on fitness, healthy eating, general nutrition, and sports nutrition. Within these topics you will find more specific information on muscle sprains, snacks, diets, healthy ingredients, vitamins and minerals, and energy drinks. Information on fueling your performance can be found as well.

  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Encourages SNAP Changes to Increase Access to Healthy Foods

    http://www.eatright.org 

    Visit the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics to read about changes in some aspects of SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program). The USDA Food and Nutrition Service is requiring more from food retailers and introducing more food stocking requirements to ensure that SNAP participants will have access to more healthy choices when they buy food. Learn how improving the food choices for low-income households is likely to have a positive affect on the incidence of obesity and diabetes in the U.S.

  • The Nutrition Facts Label
    http://youngwomenshealth.org 

    Almost all packaged food has a list of the nutrition values of the food inside—the complete vitamins, minerals, and fat content. This label will tell you how much is in one serving of the food which then lets you decide what to eat or not. The label actually contains a great deal of information—find out what will be listed there. The standard for the nutrition label is for a 2,000 calorie a day diet—this does not mean you must eat a 2,000 calorie diet. Your amount per day depends on what your doctor recommends.

  • Health and Nutrition

    http://www.neok12.com 

    After you learn about the importance of food to our bodies and the seven major types of nutrients you can browse through a video gallery to learn more about eating right and keeping your body healthy. The videos provide you with information on understanding the connection between food and nutrition, the benefits of exercise, digestion, nutrition labels, portion size, and the food pyramid. There are also videos on fast food, obesity, and foods and drinks that are not good for you.

  • A Proposal for Improved Healthfulness in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
  • http://www.pcrm.org 

    Visit the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine to read their ideas about how SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) could make changes that would encourage benefit recipients to make healthier choices when they purchase food products. Learn what percentage of Americans are obese and how many suffer from diabetes, and find out how much higher the rates are for low-income Americans. See what food items the physicians want people to buy less often and which food groups would be more likely to help combat obesity and diabetes.

  • Teen Nutrition

    http://www.teenhelp.com 

    It’s hard to eat healthy when our lives are so busy with school, part-time jobs, chores, and extra-curricular activities. Often times eating happens on the run or in the car. Eventually poor nutrition will catch up with us, especially in the following areas: not getting enough iron can cause anemia and fatigue; not getting enough calcium can affect our future health with brittle bones; eating junk food increases our risk of heart disease, obesity, cancer, diabetes, and high blood pressure (hypertension). Learn how many calories teens need to consume and the percentages of the types of foods needed daily.

  • Nutrition: Kids' Games

    http://www.nutritionexplorations.com 

    Nutrition Games! Do you eat nutritious foods? Do you eat enough of each food group? You will find the answer to those questions and more on this web site. Learn the basics of the Food Pyramid and get ideas for healthy snacks. At the top of the page you will find links to more fun with food. Play food games or print some recipes to cook up in the kitchen.

  • Kids and On-the-Go Nutrition

    http://www.kidshealth.org 

    No time for breakfast around the table? Investigate nutrition-on-the-go as you take a look at cereal bars, granola bars, meal-replacement bars, protein bars, and energy bars. How do these options stack up when compared to a quick stop at the donut shop or vending machine? Although many are vitamin-fortified, some are rich in essential nutrients and some are barely better than candy bars. Learn how to read the labels and investigate the claims of whole grains, real fruit, and real milk. Understand that some protein and energy bars are geared toward the needs of a serious athlete.

  • Eating Healthier and Feeling Better Using the Nutrition Facts Label

    http://www.fda.gov 

    You’re probably already familiar with the little box that gives the Nutrition Facts about a food product—probably to check the calories or fat content. But there’s more to it than that, and it’s there to help you eat a healthy, balanced diet. Use the label to understand food portions—sometimes a snack bag can have 2 or 3 portions, so if you eat the whole bag, double or triple the calories. Use the label to compare products—which has vitamins A and C, potassium, calcium, or iron? If a product has little or no nutritional value, why eat it?

Databases

Nutrition

  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

    http://www.nutrition.gov 

    Visit the SNAP website at the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to read about the U. S. government's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, the largest program in the U.S. domestic hunger safety net. SNAP attempts to help those eligible for nutrition assistance make informed decisions as they apply for benefits and choose foods. Tabs make it convenient to search for: (1) Descriptions of various U. S. food assistance programs (2) Data on SNAP, child nutrition and food distribution (3) "Newsroom" provides a collection of media stories related to SNAP (4) Research includes study reports and nutrition information.

  • Label of Love: How to Read a Nutrition Label

    http://teenbeing.com 

    Learning to read the nutrition label on food products will help you discover the healthiest foods and avoid the nutrient-empty foods. This video refers to the nutrition label as the ‘label of love’ that will help you learn things like serving size, which is rarely the whole bag or box or pizza. Calories go sky high when you have to multiply 2 or 3 serving sizes by the calories of 1 serving size. A serving size of chips can be 15 chips, but who bothers to count them? Learn about percent daily values of calories, fat, sugar, salt, and carbs.

  • Nutrition & Fitness Center
    http://kidshealth.org 
     Click on any category to find numerous articles about nutrition and fitness for teens. Under the ‘Food & Nutrition’ link are good reasons for packing your own lunch, getting your 5 fruits and vegetables a day, recognizing a fad diet, how to eat for sports, becoming a vegetarian, how caffeine affects you, the importance of calcium in your diet, cooking tips and recipes, diet and nutrition for cystic fibrosis, all about eating disorders, eating healthy before performing, making good choices while eating out, energy bars and energy drinks facts, why fiber is important, food allergies, counting calories, and much more!
  • Healthy Children.org

    http://www.aap.org 

    Good list of articles for report writing.  A wealth of information is available here on nutrition for teens. Learn about the types of food adolescents need during this time of big changes in the body, like growth spurts and puberty. Getting enough calcium is so important because by the end of the teen years, bodies stop accepting calcium deposits and the gradual loss begins. The right kinds of carbs are important for athletes; learn about carb loading. Fiber isn’t just for oldies; teens need it, too. Read about food allergies and hidden caffeine. Learn to make healthy choices at fast food restaurants. And there’s so much more!

  • Food & Nutrition Overview

    http://www.healthline.com 

    Food is fuel for our bodies, but for it to be good fuel, the food must be nutritious. A nutritious diet can help prevent disease, but it’s important to know that a bad diet can lead to certain diseases. The healthiest diet includes plenty of natural, unprocessed foods, especially vegetables and fruits, whole grains, low-fat dairy, and lean proteins, which can include meat, poultry, seafood, eggs, beans, legumes and unsalted seeds and nuts. Limit fried food, white flour and rice, and refined sugar. Learn the kinds of health problems nutritional deficiencies can cause.

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