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Interagency Committee on Human Nutrition Research. 2016. National nutrition research roadmap 2016–2021: Advancing nutrition research to improve and sustain health. Washington, DC: Interagency Committee on Human Nutrition Research, 166 pp.

Annotation: This document outlines a strategic plan to identify critical human nutrition research gaps and foster a coordinated approach to address knowledge gaps, accelerate innovations, and strengthen the capacity of the interdisciplinary workforce required to bring the innovations to fruition. Topics include how to better understand and define eating patterns to improve and sustain health, what can be done to help people choose healthy eating patterns, and how to develop and engage innovative methods and systems to accelerate discoveries in human nutrition.

Contact: Interagency Committee on Human Nutrition Research, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, DC 20250, Telephone: (202) 720-2791 Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Eating behavior, Interdisciplinary approach, Nutrition, Research methodology, Strategic plans, Systems development, Work force

Kolander CA, Ballard D, Chandler C. 2011. Contemporary women's health: Issues for today and the future (4th ed.). New York, NY: McGraw Hill, 462 pp.

Annotation: Presented in five parts, this textbook for health and community services professionals and the general public focuses on women's health issues throughout the life cycle with each chapter including a summary, review questions, resource listings and references. Contents include: pt. 1. Foundations of women's health : Introducing women's health ; Becoming a wise consumer ; Developing a healthy lifestyle -- pt. 2. Mental and emotional wellness : Enhancing emotional well-being ; Managing the stress of life -- pt. 3. Sexual and relational wellness : Building healthy relationships ; Exploring women's sexuality ; Designing your reproductive life plan ; Preventing abuse against women -- pt. 4. Contemporary lifestyle and social issues : Eating well ; Keeping fit ; Using alcohol responsibly ; Making wise decisions about tobacco, caffeine, and drugs -- pt. 5. Communicable and chronic conditions : Preventing and controlling infectious diseases ; Preventing and controlling chronic health conditions ; Reducing your risk of cancer.

Contact: McGraw-Hill Companies, PO Box 182604, Columbus, OH 43272, Telephone: (877) 833-5524 Fax: (614) 759-3749 E-mail: Web Site: $72.80. Document Number: ISBN 0-8151-0626-2.

Keywords: Alcohol abuse, Alternative medicine, Behavior modification, Caffeine, Cancer, Cardiovascular diseases, Communicable diseases, Consumer education, Contraceptives, Depression, Developmental stages, Domestic abuse, Drug abuse, Eating disorders, Gynecology, Holistic health, Interpersonal relations, Life cycle, Lifestyle, Nutrition, Parenting, Pregnancy, Self esteem, Smoking, Stress management, Weight management, Women's health

National Institute of Mental Health. 2011. Eating disorders. Bethesda, MD: National Institute of Mental Health, 10 pp.

Annotation: This document provides information about eating disorders. The document explains what eating disorders are; discusses the different types of eating disorders including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge-eating disorder; explains how eating disorders are treated, and discusses how males are affected and what is being done to better understand and treat eating disorders.

Contact: National Institute of Mental Health, 6001 Executive Boulevard, Bethesda, MD 20892-9663, Telephone: (866) 615-6464 Secondary Telephone: (301) 443-8431 Fax: (301) 443-4279 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website. Document Number: NIH Pub. No. 11-4901.

Keywords: Adolescent behavior, Adolescent females, Adolescent males, Anorexia nervosa, Bulimia, Child behavior, Eating disorders, Female children, Male children, Treatment

Healthy Kids New Mexico. 2010–. Healthy Kids New Mexico. Santa Fe, NM: New Mexico Department of Health, Obesity, Nutrition and Physical Activity Program, multiple items.

Annotation: These resources are designed to help parents and teachers motivate children to eat five or more fruits and vegetables a day, trim screen time to two hours a day, be active for at least one hour a day, and drink plenty of water every day. Contents include tips for parents, activities and lessons for teaching the importance of healthy eating and physical activity and for meeting state benchmarks and standards, a toolkit to help teachers implement the 21 Day Challenge in school, and a document to help parents and teachers track students' progress in altering their eating and physical activity behaviors. The resources are available in English and Spanish. Data on the prevalence and implications of childhood obesity are also provided.

Contact: Healthy Kids New Mexico, New Mexico Department of Health, Obesity, Nutrition and Physical Activity Program, 810 West San Mateo Road, Suite 200 E, Santa Fe, NM 87505, Telephone: (505) 476-7623 Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Behavior modification, Children, Curriculum development, Eating, Educational materials, Elementary schools, Health behaviors, Motivation, New Mexico, Nutrition, Obesity, Physical activity, Policy development, Spanish language materials, State programs, Statistical data, Students, Teaching

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women's Health. 2005. Bodywise handbook: Eating disorders information for middle school personnel. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women's Health, 21 pp.

Annotation: This handbook provides information specifically directed to adults who work with students in grades 5-7 addressing the signs and symptoms of eating disorders, steps to take when concerned about students, and ways to create a school environment that discourages disordered eating. It also discusses how eating disorders and disordered eating impact learning, mental and physical health issues, the importance of early detection, and how members of all ethnic and cultural groups are vulnerable. Definitions of conditions are provided and teaching materials included.

Contact: National Women's Health Information Center, 8270 Willow Oaks Corporate Drive, Fairfax, VA 22031, Telephone: (800) 994-9662 Secondary Telephone: (888) 220-5446 Fax: (703) 560-6598 Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent health, Anorexia nervosa, Behavior disorders, Bulimia, Eating disorders, Educational materials, Feeding disorders, Middle schools

Stang J, Story M, eds. [2004]. Guidelines for adolescent nutrition services. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota School of Public Health, Leadership, Education and Training Program in Maternal and Child Nutrition, 1 v.

Annotation: This book, which is geared toward health professionals and educators on nutrition and adolescent pregnancy, focuses on the biological, psychosocial, and cognitive changes that begin during puberty and continue through adolescence, which directly affect nutritional status and nutrient needs. Topics include adolescent growth and development; understanding adolescent eating behaviors; nutrition needs of adolescents; nutrition, screening, and intervention; nutrition education and counseling; promoting healthy eating and physical activity behaviors; the overweight adolescent; the underweight adolescent; iron deficiency anemia; hyperlipidemia; hypertension; eating disorders; body image and adolescents; diabetes mellitus: type 1 and type 2; reproductive health issues; sports nutrition; vegetarian eating patterns; and adolescents with special health care needs. Some of the information is presented in tables. One appendix containing a list of food sources of vitamins and minerals is included.

Contact: University of Minnesota School of Public Health, Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, West Bank Office Building, 1300 S. Second Street, Suite 300, Minneapolis, MN 55454-1015, Telephone: (612) 624-1818 Fax: (612) 624-0315 Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent behavior, Adolescent development, Adolescent health, Adolescent nutrition, Adolescent pregnancy, Adolescents with special health care needs, Body image, Diabetes mellitus, Eating disorders, Food habits, Health promotion, Hyperlipidemia, Hypertension, Intervention, Iron deficiency anemia, Nutrition counseling, Nutrition education, Nutritional requirements, Nutritional status, Obesity, Physical activity, Puberty, Reproductive health, Screening, Sports, Underweight, Vegetarianism

Story M, Stang J, eds. 2000. Nutrition and the pregnant adolescent: A practical reference guide. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota, Center for Leadership, Education, and Training in Maternal and Child Nutrition, 247 pp.

Annotation: This book focuses on clinical application of current knowledge on adolescent pregnancy emphasizing assessment, management, counseling approaches, and strategies to promote dietary change and adequate weight gain. It is written for health professionals and educators involved in the care of pregnant adolescents. Topics covered include adolescent development, nutritional needs and eating behavior, nutrition assessment, interviewing, counseling, prenatal education, and postpartum care.

Contact: University of Minnesota School of Public Health, Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, West Bank Office Building, 1300 S. Second Street, Suite 300, Minneapolis, MN 55454-1015, Telephone: (612) 624-1818 Fax: (612) 624-0315 Contact E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website. Document Number: HRSA Info. Ctr. MCHM035.

Keywords: Adolescent development, Adolescent pregnancy, Eating behaviors, Feeding disorders, Interviews, Nutrition, Nutrition assessment, Postpartum care, Pregnancy counseling, Pregnancy outcome, Pregnant adolescents, Prenatal education

Komro KA, Stigler MH. 2000. Growing absolutely fantastic youth: A review of the research on "best practices". Minneapolis, MN: Konopka Institute for Best Practices in Adolescent Health, 42 pp.

Annotation: This report provides a review of approaches for the promotion of healthy youth development. Topics include family, school, and community interventions for adolescent health-related behaviors in alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use; behaviors related to motor-vehicle occupant injuries; violent and delinquent behavior; suicide; risky sexual behaviors; eating behaviors; and physical activity. The report includes a chart on risk and protective factors in the family and home, school, and community, and concludes with references grouped by topics.

Contact: Konopka Institute for Best Practices in Adolescent Health, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Adolescent Health and Medicine, University of Minnesota, 717 Delaware Street SE, Third Floor West, Minneapolis, MN 55414-2959, Telephone: (612) 625-7137 Secondary Telephone: (800) 276-8642 Fax: (612) 626-2134 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Alcohol abuse, Community programs, Drug use behavior, Eating disorders, Health promotion, Intervention, Prevention, Research reviews, Risk taking, Safety, Smoking, Suicide, Violence, Youth development

Strasburger VC, Brown RT. 1998. Adolescent medicine: A practical guide (2nd ed.). Boston, MA: Little, Brown and Company, 514 pp.

Annotation: This book provides information on communication, diagnosis, and therapy for adolescent patients. The authors emphasize the role of the caregiver as a sensitive counselor when interacting with adolescent patients. It is a straightforward and practical reference which presents a review of the most commonly encountered adolescent issues, including: growth and development, chronic illness and disability, substance abuse, sexuality, common medical complaints, adolescent psychosocial concerns such as suicide, depression and eating disorders.

Contact: Little, Brown and Company, Hatchette Book Group USA, 237 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10017, Telephone: (800) 759-0190 E-mail: Web Site: Available in libraries.

Keywords: Adolescent behavior, Adolescent development, Adolescent health, Adolescent medicine, Adolescent sexuality, Adolescents, Asthma, Behavior problems, Chronic fatigue syndrome, Chronic illnesses and disabilities, Contraception, Depression, Diabetes mellitus, Eating disorders, Headaches, Homosexuality, Infectious mononucleosis, Menstruation, Mental health, Obesity, Pregnant adolescents, Psychosexual development, Sexually transmitted diseases, Sports injuries, Sports injuries, Substance abusers, Suicide, Thyroid diseases, Urinary tract infections

Spock B, Huschka M. 1939. The psychological aspects of pediatric practice. Reprinted from Practitioners Library of Medicine and Surgery 13(?):757-808. 1938, 52 pp.

Annotation: This booklet, which is geared toward pediatricians, includes psychological aspects of pediatric practice, including feeding problems, psychogenic vomiting, thumb sucking, nail biting, speech disorders, constipation, anxiety, compulsions, difficulties at school, and other topics. The booklet strives to provide pediatricians with tools to help manage psychological problems in infants and children.

Keywords: Children, Compulsive behavior, Constipation, Eating disorders, Feeding disorders, Infants, Mental health, Nail biting, Pediatric practice, School failure, School phobia, Speech disorders, Thumb sucking, Vomiting


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