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n.d.. Indiana's Breastfeeding Promotion Program [Final report]. Indianapolis, IN: Indiana State Board of Health, 29 pp.

Annotation: This project sought to increase the incidence and duration of breastfeeding in the state. The purpose of the project was to develop statewide strategies for breastfeeding promotion. Clients targeted were those least likely to breastfeed. Activities included developing and implementing industry policies that support working, breastfeeding women; conducting a public media campaign and establishing a toll-free hotline; counseling and educating low-income and minority women through WIC and MCH programs; and providing professional education. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Technical Information Service, U.S. Department of Commerce, 5301 Shawnee Road, Alexandria, VA 22312, Telephone: (703) 605-6050 Secondary Telephone: (888) 584-8332 E-mail: customerservice@ntis.gov Web Site: http://www.ntis.gov Document Number: NTIS PB93-196871.

Keywords: Breastfeeding, Infants, Low income groups, Minorities, Mothers, Nutrition, Outreach, WIC Program

Nguyen K-P, Mai CT, Santa Clara Valley Breastfeeding Task Force. n.d.. Breastfeeding educational materials in Vietnamese language. [No place, CA: Santa Clara Valley Breastfeeding Task Force], 6 items.

Annotation: This resource provides downloadable breastfeeding-education pamphlets for new mothers. Topics of the pamphlets include breastfeeding, milk quality, how to breastfeed, breast milk expression and storage, taking care of sore nipples and breast engorgement, and what to eat while breastfeeding. Each pamphlet is available in English and Vietnamese.

Contact: University of California, Berkeley, College of Natural Resources, 101 Giannini Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720, Telephone: (510) 642-7171 E-mail: cnrmain@nature.berkeley.edu Web Site: http://nature.berkeley.edu/site/index.php Available from the website.

Keywords: Asian language materials, Breastfeeding, Breastfeeding promotion, Consumer education materials, Infants, Nutrition

Barzel R, Holt K, eds. 2020. Nutrition and oral health: A resource guide. Washington, DC: National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center, 19 pp.

Annotation: This guide provides resources for health professionals to promote good eating and oral health practices to help prevent oral disease in pregnant women, infants, children, and adolescents. It provides descriptions of materials on data and surveillance, policy, professional education and training, and public education. Descriptions of and contact information for relevant organizations is also included. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center, Telephone: (202) 784-9771 E-mail: OHRCinfo@georgetown.edu Web Site: https://www.mchoralhealth.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent health, Disease prevention, Health promotion, Infant health, Nutrition, Oral health, Pregnant women

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2020. Nutrition during pregnancy and lactation: Exploring new evidence--Proceedings of a workshop [prepublication copy--uncorreted proofs]. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 190 pp. (brief 9 pp.).

Annotation: This publication summarizes presentations and discussions from a two-day workshop held in January 2020. Topics include macronutrient requirements; one-carbon metabolism micronutrients; iron, vitamin D, calcium, antioxidants, and iodine; dietary supplements; new developments and emerging topics; implications for maternal and infant health of maternal intakes and nutritional status during lactation; maternal nutrient intake and early-life programming; and the role of systems and policies in providing solutions to nutrition access and equity during pregnancy and lactation.

Contact: National Academies Press, 500 Fifth Street, N.W., Keck 360, Washington, DC 20001, Telephone: (202) 334-3313 Secondary Telephone: (888) 624-8373 Fax: (202) 334-2451 E-mail: customer_service@nap.edu Web Site: http://www.nap.edu Available from the website.

Keywords: Infant nutrition, Lactation, Maternal nutrition, Pregnancy, Prenatal nutrition

Davenport N. 2020. Tailoring nutrition services: Development of a cultural toolkit for Iowa WIC staff. Des Moines, IA: Iowa Department of Public Health, Iowa WIC Program, 4 pp.

Annotation: This fact sheet describes a toolkit developed by the Iowa WIC program to increase WIC staff knowledge of the cultural traditions of WIC clientele. The toolkit includes information to help WIC counselors recognize the food-related practices and beliefs of different cultures. It also provides suggestions for adapting counseling methods based on traditional communication styles and interpersonal behaviors, such as body language, vocal volume, distance, and touch. It provides contact information for obtaining a copy of the toolkit.

Contact: Iowa Department of Public Health, Iowa WIC Program, Lucas State Office Building, 321 East 12th Street, Des Moines, IA 50319-0075, Telephone: (515) 281-7689 Web Site: http://www.idph.iowa.gov/WIC Available from the website.

Keywords: Infant nutrition, Iowa, Maternal nutrition, Nutrition services, State programs, WIC program

Holt K, Lowe B. 2019. Checklist for child care staff: Best practices for good oral health . Itasca, IL: National Center for Early Childhood Health and Wellness,

Annotation: This checklist provides items that child care program staff can check to reflect what they are doing to promote good oral health for infants, toddlers, and young children. Items not checked can serve as goals to help staff work toward improving their practices related to food and drinks and oral hygiene. The checklist is divided into three main categories: infants from birth to age 1, toddlers ages 1–3, and young children ages 3–5. Within each category, items to check are listed in two subcategories: foods and drinks and oral hygiene. The checklist is written in simple language and is available in English and in Spanish.

Contact: National Center on Early Childhood Health and Wellness, American Academy of Pediatrics, 345 Park Boulevard, Itasca, IL 60143, Telephone: (888) 227-5125 E-mail: health@ecetta.info Web Site: https://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/ncechw Available from the website.

Keywords: Child care, Guidelines, Health promotion, Infants, Nutrition, Oral health, Oral hygiene, Spanish language materials., Young children

Hagan JF Jr. 2019. Making Bright Futures work: How evidence, the periodicity schedule, and the Bright Futures guidelines impact practice. Itasca, IL: American Academy of Pediatrrics, 1 video (58 min.).

Annotation: This video reviews new clinical content in the Bright Futures Guidelines and the associated Periodicity Schedule, and discusses how to use evidence to decide on content for your practice's health supervision visits and how to identify strategies, tools, and resources to maximize efficiency for health promotion and preventive services.

Contact: American Academy of Pediatrics, 345 Park Boulevard, Itasca, IL 60143, Telephone: (630) 626-6000 Secondary Telephone: (847) 434-4000 Fax: (847) 434-8000 Web Site: https://www.aap.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent development, Adolescent health, Anticipatory guidance, Child development, Child health, Communities, Disease prevention, Emotional development, Evidence based medicine, Families, Guidelines, Health promotion, Health screening, Health supervision, Infant development, Infant health, Injury prevention, Mental health, Nutrition, Oral health, Pediatric care, Perinatal health, Physical activity, Preventive health services, Protective factors, Psychosocial development, Safety, Sexual health, Standards, Videos, Weight management

Healthy Eating Research. 2019. Healthy beverage consumption in early childhood: Recommendations from key national health and nutrition organizations--Consensus statement. Durham, NC: Healthy Eating Research, 15 pp. (Healthy eating research)

Annotation: This consensus statement provides evidence-based recommendations on beverage consumption for infants and children from birth to age 5. The document includes definitions of beverage types and describes the process for developing the recommendations. It offers information about beverages that are best for infants and children, beverages to limit, and beverages to avoid. For each beverage, recommended amounts to give infants and children of different ages are provided.

Contact: Healthy Eating Research, Duke Global Health Institute, Duke University, Duke Box 90519, Durham, NC 27708, Telephone: (800) 578-8636 E-mail: globalhealth@duke.edu Web Site: http://www.healthyeatingresearch.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Health promotion: Fluid intake, Infant health, Nutrition, Young children

American Academy of Pediatrics. 2019. Ways to prevent tooth decay in babies, toddlers, and preschoolers. Itasca, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics, 2 pp.

Annotation: This tip sheet for parents provides information about preventing tooth decay in infants and young children. It offers information about the percentage of infants and children under age 5 who have had cavities, by race. Steps to take care of an infant’s or child’s teeth and mouth during pregnancy, infancy, and early childhood are presented. Information about the benefits of drinking fluoridated water, avoiding drinks that contain sugar, and eating healthy foods is included.

Contact: American Academy of Pediatrics, 345 Park Boulevard, Itasca, IL 60143, Telephone: (630) 626-6000 Secondary Telephone: (847) 434-4000 Fax: (847) 434-8000 Web Site: https://www.aap.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Consumer education materials, Fluoride:, Infant health, Nutrition, Oral health, Prevention, Young children

Maine Health Educational Services. 2018. Thanks for protecting us 2. Portland, ME: Maine Health Educational Services, 1 video (3:24 minutes).

Annotation: This video discusses the importance of healthy primary teeth to children’s overall health and how health professionals can play a role in preventing oral disease in infants and young children by administering fluoride varnish as soon as the first tooth emerges. The video also discusses other ways that health professionals can encourage good oral health at well-child visits, including providing information about toothbrushing, proper use of bottles, good nutrition, how to establish a dental home, and the importance of establishing a dental home.

Keywords: Dental care, Fluoride, Infants, Nutrition, Oral health, Prevention, Primary Care, Videotapes, Young children

American Academy of Pediatrics. 2018. Bright Futures tool and resource kit (2nd ed.). Itasca, IL: Amercan Academy of Pediatrics,

Annotation: This companion to the most current edition of the Bright Futures Guidelines for Health Supervision of Infants, Children and Adolescents, the national standard for well-child care provides updated forms and materials relate to preventive health supervision and health screening for infants, children, and adolescents. These include pre-visit questionnaires, visit documentation forms, parent and patient handouts, supplemental education handouts, and medical screening reference tables.

Contact: American Academy of Pediatrics, 345 Park Boulevard, Itasca, IL 60143, Telephone: (630) 626-6000 Secondary Telephone: (847) 434-4000 Fax: (847) 434-8000 Web Site: https://www.aap.org

Keywords: Adolescent development, Adolescent health, Anticipatory guidance, Child development, Child health, Communities, Disease prevention, Emotional development, Families, Guidelines, Health promotion, Health screening, Health supervision, Infant development, Infant health, Injury prevention, Mental health, Nutrition, Oral health, Pediatric care, Perinatal health, Physical activity, Preventive health services, Professional resources, Protective factors, Psychosocial development, Safety, Sexual health, Standards, Weight management

Hebert C. 2018. Oral health before during and after pregnancy. no place: no publisher, 2.17 minutes.

Annotation: This video for pregnant women focuses on maintaining good oral health before, during, and after pregnancy. Topics include the importance of pregnant women understanding the value of maintaining their oral health, changes during pregnancy that can affect a women’s oral health, how a woman’s oral health can affect the oral health of her unborn child, and the safety and importance of getting oral health care during pregnancy. Tips on how to prepare for dental visits during pregnancy, as well as information about nutrition during pregnancy and what to do for women who experience nausea, are also provided. The video is available in English and in Spanish. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Connecting Smiles, South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, 2100 Bull Street, Charleston, SC 29201, Web Site: https://connectingsmilessc.org/ Available from the website.

Keywords: , Consumer education materials, Dental caries, Dental hygiene, Infant health, Nutrition, Oral health, Videotapes, Young children

Virginia Department of Health. 2018. Infant nutrition and oral health. Richmond, VA: Virginia Department of Health, 1 p.

Annotation: This handout for parents provides information about nutrition to promote children’s oral health. Topics include what sugar does to teeth, feeding with a bottle and a cup, healthy foods for young children, and the best times to give children foods containing sugar. The document is available in English and in Spanish. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Virginia Department of Health, P.O. Box 2448, Richmond, VA 23218, Telephone: (804) 864-7000 E-mail: questions@vdh.virginia.gov Web Site: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/

Keywords: , Consumer education materials, Infant health, Nutrition, Oral health, Spanish language materials, Young children

Ohio Department of Health, Oral Health Program. 2018. Pregnancy and oral health. Columbus, OH: Ohio Department of Health, Oral Health Program, 1 p. (Oral health facts)

Annotation: This tip sheet for pregnant women provides information about the importance of good oral health during pregnancy for both pregnant women and their infant. Topics include the importance of taking care of the mouth during pregnancy, the safety of getting oral health care during pregnancy, and the importance of good nutrition during pregnancy. Tips for choosing healthy snacks and drinks, how to care for the mouth if a woman has morning sickness, and finding a dentist are included.

Contact: Ohio Department of Health, Oral Health Program, 246 North High Street, Columbus, OH 43215, Telephone: (614) 466-4180 Fax: (614) 564-2421 E-mail: BCHS@odh.ohio.gov Web Site: https://odh.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/odh/know-our-programs/oral-health-program/welcome-to Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Consumer education materials, Infant health, Nutrition, Oral health, Pregnant women

Hagan JF, Shaw JS, Duncan PM, eds. 2017. Bright Futures: Guidelines for health supervision of infants, children, and adolescents–Pocket guide (4th ed.). Elk Grove Village, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics, 123 pp.

Annotation: This pocket guide summarizes recommendations for promoting the healthy development of infants, children, and adolescents from birth to age 21, as well as standards for health supervision visits. Topics include lifelong health for families and communities, family support, health for children and adolescents with special health care needs, development, mental health, weight, nutrition, physical activity, oral health, use of social media, and safety and injury prevention. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: American Academy of Pediatrics, 345 Park Boulevard, Itasca, IL 60143, Telephone: (630) 626-6000 Secondary Telephone: (847) 434-4000 Fax: (847) 434-8000 Web Site: https://www.aap.org $16.95, plus shipping and handling. Document Number: ISBN 978-1-61002-082-4.

Keywords: Adolescent development, Adolescent health, Anticipatory guidance, Child development, Child health, Communities, Disease prevention, Emotional development, Families, Guidelines, Health promotion, Health screening, Health supervision, Infant development, Infant health, Injury prevention, Mental health, Nutrition, Oral health, Pediatric care, Perinatal health, Physical activity, Preventive health services, Protective factors, Psychosocial development, Safety, Sexual health, Standards, Weight management

Meek JY, ed. 2017. New mother's guide to breastfeeding (3rd ed.). Itasca, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics, 304 pp.

Annotation: This handbook answers common questions about breastfeeding. The handbook discusses the choice to breastfeed; explains how breastfeeding works; and provides information about getting ready for a newborn, first feedings, special situations, going home, nutrition, common problems, breastfeeding beyond infancy, separations from the infant, the father's role, and weaning.

Contact: American Academy of Pediatrics, 345 Park Boulevard, Itasca, IL 60143, Telephone: (630) 626-6000 Secondary Telephone: (847) 434-4000 Fax: (847) 434-8000 Web Site: https://www.aap.org $15, plus shipping and handling. Document Number: ISBN 978-1-61002-160-9.

Keywords: Breastfeeding, Consumer education materials, Fathers, Infant feeding, Infants, Mothers, Newborn infants, Nutrition, Weaning, Young children

Virginia Department of Health, Dental Health Program. 2017. Oral health during pregnancy/Baby's first dental visit. Richmond, VA: Virginia Department of Health, Dental Health Program, 1 p.

Annotation: This bookmark for pregnant women provides information about nutrition and oral health during pregnancy and infancy. The bookmark offers tips on oral hygiene, nutrition, and dental visits during pregnancy on one side and during infancy on the other. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Virginia Department of Health, Dental Health Program, 109 Governor Street, Ninth Floor, Richmond, VA 23219, Telephone: (804) 864-7775 Fax: (804) 864-7783 Web Site: http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/oral-health Available from the website.

Keywords: Consumer education materials, Dental care, Disease prevention, Infants, Nutrition, Oral health, Oral hygiene, Pregnancy, Pregnant women, Preventive health services

Whaley S, Perez-Escamilla R, Segura-Perez S, Lott M. 2017. Feeding infants and young toddlers: Using the latest evidence in WIC settings. Durham, NC: Healthy Eating Research, 19 pp.

Annotation: This brief summarizes feeding guidelines for pregnant women and infants and children from birth to age 2 that are relevant to the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC). Topics include WIC services and an overview of the feeding guidelines. The applications of the feeding guidelines in the WIC setting, including staff training on the guidelines, participant education, and breastfeeding support, are also discussed.

Contact: Healthy Eating Research, Duke Global Health Institute, Duke University, Duke Box 90519, Durham, NC 27708, Telephone: (800) 578-8636 E-mail: globalhealth@duke.edu Web Site: http://www.healthyeatingresearch.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Breastfeeding, Federal programs, Feeding, Guidelines, Infants, Nutrition, Nutrition programs, Oral health, Pregnant women, WIC Program

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. 2017. Feeding infants and young toddlers: Using the latest evidence in child-care settings. Princeton, NJ: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 21 pp.

Annotation: This brief summarizes evidence for promoting healthy nutrition in the early care and education setting. Topics include breastfeeding, shaping food preferences among infants and toddlers, the role of the feeding environment and responsive feeding, introducing infants to complementary foods, and recognizing infants’ and toddlers’ hunger and fullness cues. Feeding strategies to reduce the likelihood that children will develop tooth decay are provided. Policy and practice implications are included.

Contact: Healthy Eating Research, Duke Global Health Institute, Duke University, Duke Box 90519, Durham, NC 27708, Telephone: (800) 578-8636 E-mail: globalhealth@duke.edu Web Site: http://www.healthyeatingresearch.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Breastfeeding, Child care, Complementary feeding, Early childhood education, Feeding, Food allergies, Food preferences, Food safety, Guidelines, Health promotion, Infants, Nutrition, Physical activity, Policy development, Toddlers, Young children

Nationwide Children's Hospital. 2017. Dental home care goals fact sheets. Columbus, OH: Nationwide Children's Hospital, 2 pp.

Annotation: These fact sheets provide information about keeping infants', children’s, and adolescents’ mouths and teeth healthy at home. One fact sheet focuses on infants and children from birth through age 5, and the other focuses on older children and adolescents. The fact sheets provide information on topics such as oral hygiene, drinking water, consuming healthy foods and drinks; bottle and sippy cup use, mouthguard use during sports, and tobacco use. Each topic is accompanied by a small illustration. Space to write down goals and to indicate level of confidence in ability to achieve these goals is included.

Contact: Nationwide Children's Hospital, 700 Childrens Drive, Columbus, OH 43205, Web Site: https://www.nationwidechildrens.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent health, Consumer education materials, Infant health, Mouth guards, Nutrition, Oral health, Oral hygiene, Tobacco use

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This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U02MC31613, MCH Advanced Education Policy, $3.5 M. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.