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U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Nutrient Data Laboratory. 2016. USDA food composition databases (rev.). Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, multiple items. (Released September 2015; slightly revised May 2016. (JMB))

Annotation: This website allows users to search U.S. Department of Agriculture food-composition databases, including the National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference and the Branded Food Products Database. Users can search the databases by food item, food group, or manufacturer's name to find the nutrient information for food items. Users can also generate lists of foods sorted by nutrient content. In addition, data from the Special Interest Databases are shown, along with the corresponding food items from the National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference.

Contact: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Jamie L. Whitten Building, Room 302A, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, DC 20250, Telephone: (202) 720-3656 Fax: (202) 720-5427 Available from the website.

Keywords: Data sources, Federal programs, Food additives, Nutrients, Nutrition

Kleinman RE, ed. 2013. Pediatric nutrition handbook. (7th ed.). Elk Grove Village, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics, 1477 pp.

Annotation: This handbook is intended to serve as a ready reference for practicing clinicians on the requirements and metabolism of specific nutrients, methods of assessing nutrition status, and the nutrition support of healthy infants, children, and adolescents, as well as children with acute and chronic illness. Topics that arise frequently in pediatric practice, such as breastfeeding, the impact of diet on long-term health, the use of fast foods and vegetarian diets, food technology and novel foods or ingredients that may become available to consumers, and food labeling are also covered in individual chapters.

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: Available in libraries. Document Number: ISBN 978-1-58110-816-3.

Keywords: Acute diseases, Adolescents, Child health, Child nutrition, Children with special health care needs, Chronic illnesses and disabilities, Food, Food labeling, Food preferences, Infant nutrition, Manuals, Nutrients, Nutrition assessment, Nutritional status, Pediatrics, Technology, Vegetarianism

Sims J, Mikkelsen L, Gibson P, Warming E. 2011. Claiming health: Front-of-package labeling of children's food. Oakland, CA: Prevention Institute, 10 pp.

Annotation: This report examines whether the front-of-package (FOP) labels on grocery store products marketed to children promote foods that are healthful. Topics include nutritional content, caloric sweeteners, and whole food ingredients in children's products containing FOP labeling; products that failed to meet nutrient criteria; and artificial food dyes in study products. Recommendations and conclusions are also presented.

Contact: Prevention Institute, 221 Oak Street, Oakland, CA 94607, Telephone: (510) 444-7738 Fax: (510) 663-1280 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Child health, Food labeling, Health promotion, Market research, Nutrients, Nutrition policy

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 2011. Under pressure: Sodium reduction in the school environment. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 7 pp.

Annotation: This guide offers strategies to help those who are working to improve the school food environment through sodium reduction. It describes how high sodium intake can contribute to poor health outcomes and how exposure to sodium within the school environment can alter students' food preferences. Strategy topics include incorporating nutrition education into health education for children; implementing nutrient standards; modifying the school environment so that healthy foods are more prominently displayed; and reaching out to community partners such as youth organizations and local health associations. The guide is part of a series offering strategies for sodium reduction in various settings and is an outcome of the Centers for Disease Control and Health Prevention's (CDC’s) 2010 Public Health Law Summit on Sodium Reduction.

Contact: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30329-4027, Telephone: (800) 232-4636 Secondary Telephone: (888) 232-6348 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Child nutrition, Nutrients, Prevention, Program improvement, School food services, Sodium

Stapley D. 2011. Role of nutrition in learning and behavior: A resource list for professionals. Beltsville, MD: Food and Nutrition Information Center, 30 pp.

Annotation: This document lists journal articles, websites, and other resources on the role of nutrition in learning and behavior in children. Topics include the role of nutrient status and school meal programs in learning and behavior and the relationship between school-based physical activity and academic performance in the United States and in non-U.S. countries.

Contact: U.S. Food and Nutrition Information Center, National Agricultural Library, 10301 Baltimore Avenue, Room 105, Beltsville, MD 20705-2351, Telephone: (301) 504-5719 Secondary Telephone: (301) 504-5248 Fax: (301) 504-6409 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Academic achievement, Behavior problems, Bibliographies, Children, International health, Learning, Nutrients, Nutrition, Physical activity, Research, Resources for professionals, School food services

Dodd AH, Cabili C, Briefel RR, Williams N, Suitor CW. 2008. Summary of published evidence related to dietary guidelines for children, 2004-2008. Princeton, NJ: Mathematica, 126 pp.

Annotation: This report provides summaries of studies published since the 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans that may be relevant to the 2010 dietary guidelines. Studies are grouped into the following categories: (1) adequate nutrients within calorie needs, (2) weight management, (3) fats, (4) fruits and vegetables, (5) whole grains, (6) dairy and calcium, (7) carbohydrates, (8) sodium and potassium, and (9) tracking.

Contact: Mathematica Policy Research, P.O. Box 2393, Princeton, NJ 08543-2393, Telephone: (609) 799-3535 Fax: (609) 799-0005 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Calories, Dietary guidelines, Nutrients, Nutrition, Obesity, Research, Weight management

Institute of Medicine, Standing Committee on the Scientific Evaluation of Dietary Reference Intakes. 1998. Dietary reference intakes for thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B6, folate, vitamin B12, pantothenic acid, biotin, and choline. Washington, DC: National Academy Press, 564 pp.

Annotation: This report is the second in a series that presents a comprehensive set of reference values for nutrient intakes for healthy populations. It establishes a set of reference values for the B vitamins and choline to replace the previously published recommended dietary allowances.

Contact: National Academies Press, 500 Fifth Street, N.W., Keck 360, Washington, DC 20001, Telephone: (202) 334-3313 Secondary Telephone: (888) 624-8373 Contact Phone: (800) 624-6242 Fax: (202) 334-2451 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website. Document Number: ISBN 0-309-06554-2.

Keywords: Folic acid, Niacin, Nutrients, Recommended dietary allowances, Statistics, Vitamin B complex

Institute of Medicine, Standing Committee on the Scientific Evaluation of Dietary Reference Intakes. 1997. Dietary reference intakes for calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, vitamin D, and fluoride. Washington, DC: National Academy Press, 432 pp.

Annotation: This book is the first in a series about the Dietary Reference Intakes that replace the Recommended Dietary Allowances. It evaluates calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, vitamin D, and fluoride. For each nutrient, the book presents what is known about how the nutrient functions in the human body, what is the best method to determine its requirement, which factors may affect how it works, and how the nutrient may be related to chronic disease or developmental abnormalities. The book also identifies the Tolerable Upper Level Intake (UL) which may result in adverse effects if consumed consistently and provides a model for determining the UL. Recommended intakes are proposed for age groups from infancy to midlife and later years.

Contact: National Academies Press, 500 Fifth Street, N.W., Keck 360, Washington, DC 20001, Telephone: (202) 334-3313 Secondary Telephone: (888) 624-8373 Contact Phone: (800) 624-6242 Fax: (202) 334-2451 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website. Document Number: ISBN 0-309-06403-1.

Keywords: Calcium, Fluorides, Magnesium deficiency, Models, Nutrients, Recommended dietary allowances, Statistics, Vitamin D

Missenberg SK, Bogle M, Wright AC. 1995. Quick meals for healthy kids and busy parents: Wholesome family recipes in 30 minutes or less from three leading child nutrition experts. Minneapolis, MN: Chronimed Publishing, 244 pp.

Annotation: The goals of this book are to help parents plan quick and healthful meals, provide fun and interesting recipes, help organize and simplify menu planning and food shopping, and give information on healthful eating. Most of the recipes can be prepared in less than 30 minutes. The first section includes nutrition information, including the food pyramid, nutrient labeling, and a discussion of fat in the diet. In the second section, each recipe includes an extensive nutrient analysis.

Contact: John Wiley and Sons, Corporate Headquarters, 111 River Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030, Telephone: (201) 748-6000 Fax: (201) 748-6088 E-mail: Web Site: $12.95 plus $4.00 or 7 percent shipping and handling.

Keywords: Child nutrition, Fats, Food labeling, Food pyramid, Menu planning, Nutrients, Nutrition, Parents, Recipes

Ross Conference on Pediatric Research (91st: 1985: Carefree, AZ). 1986. The breastfed infant: A model for performance. Columbus, OH: Ross Laboratories, 167 pp. (Report of the 91st Ross Conference on Pediatric Research )

Annotation: The report summarizes a conference on nutrient utilization by the normal full term breastfed infant in order to help future research in infant nutrition and to help serve as a model for feeding infants appropriately. It presents highly clinical information on the consumption of human milk, the regulation of milk intake, growth and development, and the effect of mode of feeding.

Contact: Ross Laboratories, Consumer Relations, 625 Cleveland Avenue, Columbus, OH 43215-1724, Telephone: (800) 227-5767 Secondary Telephone: (614) 624-7485 Contact Phone: (614) 227-3333 Web Site: Price unknown.

Keywords: Breastfeeding, Conference proceedings, Infant feeding, Infant nutrition, Lactation management, Milk, Nutrients

Chauliac M. 1984. The principal foods: Their composition, conservation, and transformation. Children in the Tropics. 1984. No. 147/148:1-110,

Annotation: This issue discusses the energy and building requirements of nutrition to grow, develop, reproduce, and maintain vital functions as a basis of a satisfactory health status. Section topics include an overview of nutritional requirements and recommended intakes, the classification of food, specific properties of the different foods most usually consumed around the world, different means of conserving and transforming food, and weaning foods. Each section contains exercises to review content. Technical notes provide information on preparation and storage of fish meal using small fish and examples of typical menus. The appendices include charts comparing the nutritional value of different foods and recommended intakes and the folic acid content of some foods. A brief bibliography concludes the issue.

Keywords: Food habits, Food handling, International health, Nutrients, Nutrition, Nutrition education, Nutrition research, Nutritional requirements, Nutritive value, Tropical regions

Utah State Agricultural College, Agricultural Experiment Station et al. [1954]. Cooperative nutritional status studies in the western region: I. Nutrient intake. [No place]: Utah State Agricultural College, Agricultural Experiment Station, 44 pp. (Bulletin 383)

Annotation: This report documents the food nutrient consumption of 69 children, 1, 134 adolescents, 41 adults, and 664 older adults in the western United States. The report includes a summary of findings, a review of the literature, a description of study procedures, and a results and discussion section. One appendix includes food record and dietary history forms. Statistical information is presented in figures and tables throughout the report. The report also includes a literature cited section.

Keywords: Food consumption, Northwestern United States, Nutrients, Research, Southwestern United States

Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations and the World Health Organization, Interim Commission Joint Committee on Child Nutrition. 1947. Report on child nutrition. [Lake Success, NY: International Children's Emergency Fund?], 15 pp.

Annotation: In this report, the Joint Committee on Child Nutrition, created by the International Children' Emergency Fund of the United Nations, deals with the following issues: (1) the basic principles of nutrition in planning the purchase and distribution of foodstuffs in the development of feeding programs for pregnant women and nursing mothers, infants, preschool- and school-age children, and adolescents; (2) the use of dried whole milk, dried skim milk, and cheese in the fund's operations, and the relative cost of equivalent nutrients in those various forms of milk and milk products, (3) the value, in the fund's operations, of the provision of vitamin-containing foods compared with that of multi-vitamin and mineral preparations alone, (4) recommendations about meals for preschool- and school-age children, and (5) the relative value of a hot cooked meal vs. a cold meal. Th report includes the following main sections: (1) the general condition of children in war-stricken countries of Europe and China, (2) principles of child nutrition, (3) recommendations, and (4) concluding statement. One appendix contains recommendations on calories and specific nutrients. The report concludes with a list of committee members.

Keywords: Adolescent nutrition, Breastfeeding, Calories, Child nutrition, Child nutrition programs, Costs, Infant nutrition, Infant nutrition programs, International health, Maternal nutrition, Menu planning, Nutrients, Nutrition, Nutritional requirements, Pregnancy, Vitamin deficiencies, Vitamin supplements, Vitamins, War


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.