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Bhoopathi V, Tripicchio G, Sarwer DB, Cordero-Ricardo M, Tellez M, Langenau E, Hill J. 2019. Nutrition counseling for obesity prevention in children: A handbook for the dental community. Philadelphia, PA: Temple University Maurice H. Kornberg School of Dentistry, 22 pp.

Annotation: This handbook is intended to increase the knowledge of dental students, residents, and fellows and dental hygiene students about obesity prevention, nutrition, and nutrition counseling for children. The handbook provides an overview of childhood obesity and its consequences, recommendations that support optimal oral health and healthy weight in children, and tools that oral health professionals can use to support childhood-obesity-prevention efforts.

Contact: Temple University, Maurice H. Kornberg School of Dentistry, 3223 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19140, Web Site: http://dentistry.temple.edu Available from the website.

Keywords: Nutrition, Nutrition counseling, Obesity, Oral health, Prevention, Training

National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, Division of Adolescent and School Health. 2015. Results from the School Health Policies and Practices Study 2014. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 165 pp.

Annotation: This report provides school- and classroom-level data on each of the following 10 components of the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child model: health education, physical education and physical activity, nutrition environment and services, health services, counseling, psychological and social services, healthy and safe school environment, physical environment, employee wellness, family engagement, and community involvement. Information about oral health education, screening and referral, and professional development is included.

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: cdcinfo@cdc.gov Web Site: http://www.cdc.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Counseling, Data sources, Emergencies, Environmental exposure, Health education, Health services, Mental health, Nutrition, Physical activity, Physical education, Policy analysis, Prevalence, Prevention programs, Safety, School age children, School health, School health programs, Schools, Social services, Trends, Workplace health promotion

California Department of Public Health, Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health Program. 2015. California nutrition and physical activity guidelines for adolescents. Sacramento, CA: California Department of Public Health, 1 v.

Annotation: These guidelines are designed to assist case managers in improving the nutrition, physical activity, and healthy eating practices of adolescent clients. Topics include adolescent nutrition, infant feeding, nutrition and physical activity screen, calcium, iron, folate and folic acid, fruits and vegetables, body image and disordered eating, weight management, physical activity, and vegetarianism. Contents include handouts for motivational counseling and education with adolescents.

Contact: California Department of Public Health, Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health Program, MS 8305, P.O. Box 997420, Sacramento, CA 95899-7420, Telephone: (866) 241-0395 Fax: (916) 650-0305 E-mail: mchinet@cdph.ca.gov Web Site: http://www.cdph.ca.gov/programs/MCAH/Pages/default.aspx Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, California, Case management, Counseling, Dietary guidelines, Food consumption, Food habits, Health education, Motivation, Nutrition, Physical activity, Screening

National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Division of Population Health. 2014. School health index: A self-assessment and planning guide—Elementary school. Atlanta, GA: Division of Adolescent and School Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, 1 v.

Annotation: This guide provides step-by-step instructions for creating a school health improvement plan. The guide is designed to help communities identify the strengths and weaknesses of school policies and programs for promoting health and safety; develop an action plan for improving student health and safety; and involve teachers, parents, students, and other community members in improving school policies, programs, and services. Contents include instructions for site coordinators, eight self-assessment modules, and an action planning component. Topics include school health and safety policies and environment; health education; physical education and other physical activity programs; nutrition services; school health services; school counseling, psychological, and social services; health promotion for staff; and family and community involvement.

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: cdcinfo@cdc.gov Web Site: http://www.cdc.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Assessment, Community action, Community participation, Elementary schools, Environmental health, Family school relations, Health promotion, Nutrition, Physical activity, Physical education, Policy development, Program development, Program improvement, Program planning, Safety, School age children, School counseling, School health, School health education, School health services, Social services, Students

National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Division of Population Health. 2014. School health index: A self-assessment and planning guide—Middle/high school. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 v.

Annotation: This guide provides step-by-step instructions for creating a school health improvement plan. The guide is designed to help communities identify the strengths and weaknesses of school policies and programs for promoting health and safety; develop an action plan for improving student health and safety; and involve teachers, parents, students, and other community members in improving school policies, programs, and services. Contents include instructions for site coordinators, eight self-assessment modules, and an action plan component. Topics include school health and safety policies and environment; health education; physical education and other physical activity programs; nutrition services; school health services; school counseling, psychological, and social services; health promotion for staff; and family and community involvement.

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: cdcinfo@cdc.gov Web Site: http://www.cdc.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Assessment, Community action, Community participation, Environmental health, Family school relations, Health promotion, High schools, Middle schools, Nutrition, Physical activity, Physical education, Policy development, Program development, Program improvement, Program planning, Safety, School age children, School counseling, School health, School health education, School health services, Social services, Students

National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation. 2013. Expanding nutritional counseling to prevent childhood obesity. Washington, DC: National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation, multiple items.

Annotation: This webinar, held on December 12, 2013, discusses strategies for improving nutritional guidance for children and adolescents. Contents include 1 video, along with the webcast agenda, speaker biographies, presentation slides, and additional resources. Topics include the importance of good nutrition in childhood; a brief overview of federal efforts to support improvements; the origins of the Healthy Generation Benefit pilot, a multi-sector partnership to provide effective nutrition support for children who are overweight; and a health plan experience participating in the pilot, with considerations for providing coverage for nutritional counseling. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation, 1225 19th Street, N.W., Suite 710, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 296-4426 Fax: (202) 296-4319 E-mail: http://www.nihcm.org/contact Web Site: http://www.nihcm.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Multimedia, Adolescents, Body weight, Children, Federal initiatives, Financing, Nutrition counseling, Pilot projects, Program improvement, Public private partnerships

Association of Reproductive Health Professionals. 2008. What you need to know: Counseling postpartum patients about diet and exercise. (Upd. ed.). Washington, DC: Association of Reproductive Health Professionals, 2 pp.

Annotation: This fact sheet for health professionals provides information about counseling women regarding nutrition and exercise during the 4- or 6-week postpartum visit. The fact sheet discusses dietary recommendations based on The Dietary Guidelines for Americans, including information about fish consumption, alcohol, and caffeine. Also included are guidelines for postpartum weight loss and excercise, including guidelines for women who had a cesarean delivery.

Contact: Association of Reproductive Health Professionals, 1901 L Street, N.W., Suite 300, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 466-3825 E-mail: arhp@arhp.org Web Site: http://www.arhp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Alcohol consumption behavior, Caffeine, Counseling, Nutrition, Physical activity, Postnatal care, Reproductive health, Weight loss, Women's health

Association of Reproductive Health Professionals. 2006. Postpartum counseling: A quick reference guide for clinicians. [Rev. ed.]. Washington, DC: Association of Reproductive Health Professionals, 29 pp.

Annotation: This guide is designed to assist health professionals in counseling women during the postpartum period. The guide addresses three areas of concern: (1) diet, nutrition, and exercise; (2) postpartum mental health; and (3) sexuality and contraception. Each section includes a checklist of counseling points that the health professional can discuss with the patient, as well as a discussion of related health issues. The guide concludes with a reference list and a chart of contraceptive options for U.S. women in the postpartum period.

Contact: Association of Reproductive Health Professionals, 1901 L Street, N.W., Suite 300, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 466-3825 E-mail: arhp@arhp.org Web Site: http://www.arhp.org Single copies available at no charge; also available from the website.

Keywords: Contraception, Counseling, Diet, Exercise, Mental disorders, Mental health, Nutrition, Postpartum care, Sexuality, Women's health

International Lactation Consultant Association. 2006. Standards of practice for international board certified lactation consultants. [3rd ed.]. Raleigh, NC: International Lactation Consultant Association, 2 pp.

Annotation: This fact sheet outlines standards of practice for individuals certified by the International Lactation Consultant Association to assure quality practice and service to clients, families, and other health care professionals. It address four areas: (1) professional responsibilities, (2) legal considerations, (3) clinical practice, and (4) breastfeeding education and counseling.

Contact: International Lactation Consultant Association, 2501 Aerial Center Parkway, Suite 103, Morrisville, NC 27560, Telephone: (919) 861-5577 Fax: (919) 459-2075 E-mail: info@ilca.org Web Site: http://www.ilca.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Breastfeeding, Lactation, Lactation specialists, Nutrition counseling, Professional education, Professional training, Resources for professionals

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: http://sph.umn.edu/epi 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: kosiak@epi.umn.edu Web Site: http://sph.umn.edu/epi 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

Worthington-Roberts BS, Williams SR. 1997. Nutrition in pregnancy and lactation. (6th ed.). Madison, WI: Brown and Benchmark Publishers, 513 pp.

Annotation: This textbook presents information on recent developments in the role of nutrition in women's health prior to, during, and following reproduction. It includes chapters on the promotion of maternal and infant health; nutrition, fertility, and family planning; the foundations of research in prenatal nutrition; energy and vitamin needs and mineral needs during pregnancy; lifestyle concerns during pregnancy; nutrition assessment and guidance in prenatal care; the management of pregnancy complications; working with pregnant adolescents; lactation; milk composition, and the promotion and support of breastfeeding.

Contact: Nutrition Counseling Education Services, 1904 East 123rd Street, Olathe, KS 66061-5886, Telephone: (800) 445-5653 Secondary Telephone: (314) 872-8370 Fax: (314) 432-1380 E-mail: NCES@worldnet.att.net Web Site: http://www.mosby.com $39.00 plus $5.50 shipping and handling; prepayment required. Document Number: ISBN 0-8151-9522-2; Item no. 1885.

Keywords: Breastfeeding, Infant nutrition, Maternal nutrition, Nutrition counseling, Nutrition education, Pregnancy complications, Pregnant adolescents, Prenatal nutrition, Resources for professionals

Vella J, Uccellani V. 1993 (ca.). Learning to listen to mothers: A trainers' manual to strengthen communication skills for nutrition and growth promotion. Washington, DC: Academy for Educational Development, 89 pp.

Annotation: This manual outlines a two day workshop primarily designed to train field supervisors and community health workers who are trained to weigh young children as well as to chart and interpret their growth on improving their interpersonal communication with clients. It describes a set of six sessions, each of which includes: 1) title, 2) estimated time, 3) behavioral objectives for participants, 4) materials, 5) recommended activities, 6) objectives checklist, and 7) notes to the trainer. The manual also explains to trainers the logistics of preparing and conducting the workshop, how to adapt the manual to meet the group's needs, and provides some sample resources for activities and questionnaires.

Contact: FHI 360 , 359 Blackwell Street, Suite 200, Durham, NC 27701, Telephone: (919) 544-7040 Contact Phone: (202) 862-1900 Fax: (919) 544-7261 E-mail: communicationsmail@aed.org Web Site: http://www.fhi360.org $4.00.

Keywords: Child health, Child nutrition, Communication skills, Developing countries, Growth monitoring, Infant health, Infant nutrition, Nutrition counseling, Nutrition education, Nutrition promotion, Training materials

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Federal Interagency Ad Hoc Committee on Health Promotion Through the Schools. 1992-. Healthy schools: A directory of federal programs and activities related to health promotion through the schools. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, annual.

Annotation: This directory lists 112 federal programs and 35 federally supported clearinghouses and information centers whose activities are relevant to school health. Each entry provides information on the area of emphasis, target groups, program profile, materials, and information contact.

Contact: U.S. Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, 1101 Wootton Parkway, Suite LL100, Rockville, MD 20852, Fax: (240) 453-8282 E-mail: odphpinfo@hhs.gov Web Site: https://health.gov Available in libraries.

Keywords: Adolescents, Alcohol use, Child development, Child nutrition, Children, Clearinghouses, Comprehensive programs, Counseling, Curricula, Driver education, Federal government, Federal programs, Health and safety education, Health promotion, Media campaigns, Nutrition programs, Physical fitness, Resources for professionals, Safety, School based clinics, School counseling, School health, School health programs, School health services, School nursing, Substance abuse, Training, Workplace health promotion

Lazarov M. 1990 (ca.). Tennessee Breastfeeding Promotion Project [Final report]. Nashville, TN: Tennessee Department of Health and Environment, 49 pp.

Annotation: This was a comprehensive breastfeeding promotion program involving both the public and private sectors of the medical community. The activities and materials provided in the Tennessee Department of Health and Environment's Breastfeeding Promotion: A Handbook for Public Health Professionals have been employed to increase the incidence and duration of breastfeeding among low-income women in five rural counties. Individual and group counseling, networking with the private sector, peer counseling, participant incentive programs, and a community awareness program have been implemented. [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 PB92-103308.

Keywords: Blacks, Breastfeeding, Low income groups, Mothers, Nutrition, Peer Support Counseling, Rural Population, Urban Population, WIC Program, Women

Bradley RJ. 1989, revisions 1990. A model for improving breastfeeding practices and nutrition: A practical guide for the health professional. Butte, MT: Community Nutrition Resource Center, ca. 200 pp.

Annotation: This breastfeeding promotion manual was developed to provide a useful guide for implementing a successful breastfeeding program and to serve as a practical tool for the health care professional. The manual provides a plan for action when setting up a program to improve breastfeeding practices, ideas for overcoming barriers to breastfeeding promotion, and steps for gaining broad-based support particularly in working with the medical community. The actual program of care in this project, which was used in Montana by almost 1000 women, is described in detail. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Community Nutrition Resource Center, P.O. Box 4511, Butte, MT 59702, Telephone: (406) 782-2386 Contact Phone: (406) 723-6387 Available in libraries.

Keywords: Assessment, Breast care, Breastfeeding, Breastfeeding promotion, Counseling, Infant health, Infant nutrition, Maternal nutrition, Nutrition programs

Bennett A. 1989. Dietitian's desk reference. Englewood, CO: Tri-County Health Department, 258 pp.

Annotation: This resource guide for health professionals is designed to support nutrition counseling for well infants, children, and pregnant and lactating women in public health clinics, WIC programs, and medical clinics specializing in pediatrics, obstetrics and/or family practice. The manual includes recommendations and practical advice for common nutrition problems, sample menus, diet assessment tools, diabetic exchange lists, growth failure check lists, cardiovascular risk factors, patient-oriented visual aids, and materials for use in counseling. References are provided for each section.

Contact: Tri-County Health Department, Nutrition Division, 7000 East Belleview, Suite 301, Englewood, CO 80111, Telephone: (303) 220-9200 $35.00.

Keywords: Children, Clinics, Educational materials, Infants, Lactation, Nutrition counseling, Pregnant women, WIC Program

Bryan AH, Bryan RB, Lahab BB, Quinones-Toyos NA. 1989. Nutritional Resources of Young, Pregnant, Negro and Puerto Rican Women Living in New York City [Final report]. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 27 pp.

Annotation: This report provides a descriptive study of the nutritional resources and dietary practices of young, pregnant, African-American and Puerto Rican women with low incomes living in New York City. The report identifies factors that are determinants of these women's ability to profit from dietary counseling and treatment. The report describes the study methods, subjects' general characteristics, subjects' obstetrical history, and subjects' nutritional resources and dietary practices. A summary, conclusions, and references are included Statistical information is presented in tables grouped together at the end of the report.

Keywords: Blacks, Diet, Low income groups, New York, Nutrition, Nutrition counseling, Nutrition education, Pregnancy, Puerto Ricans, Treatment, Women's health

March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation. 1988. Maternal nutrition: Contemporary approaches to interdisciplinary care. White Plains, NY: March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation, 10 v.

Annotation: This teaching curriculum is composed of 10 modules, each designed to be conducted as a seminar for a small interdisciplinary group of maternal health care professionals. Each set of curriculum materials is valued at over $400.00 and is packaged in 10 three-ring binders and includes 800 printed pages, a videotape, and over 400 slides. The course, developed at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, emphasizes the relationship of good nutrition both preconceptionally and during pregnancy to optimal pregnancy outcomes and addresses many topics including preconceptional nutrition, nutrition during pregnancy, high risk pregnancy, substance abuse, cultural influences on eating, guiding women to healthful food choices, counseling skills, community resources advocacy, and evaluating nutrition interventions. The titles of the ten modules are: 1. The Seamless Web of Influences: Linking Nutrition in Pregnancy with Birth Outcomes; 2. Planning for the Future: Preconceptional Health Care; 3. Eating for Health Outcomes: Nutrition during Pregnancy; 4. Special Diets for Special People: Nutrition Care for the Mother at Risk; 5. Better Living Without Chemistry: Smoking, Drinking, and Drugs in Pregnancy; 6. Pizza, Pickles, and Pica: Cultural Influences on Eating; 7. From Nutrient Needs to " What's for Dinner?:" Guiding Women to Healthful Food Choices; 8. Sharpening Counseling Skills: Working Together to Change Eating Habits; 9. The Community Connection: Resources for Pregnant Women; 10. So What's the Difference?: Measuring the Impact of Nutrition Interventions. Additional materials were added to the modules in February 1990.

Contact: March of Dimes, 1275 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains, NY 10605, Telephone: (914) 997-4488 Secondary Telephone: Web Site: http://www.marchofdimes.com Price unknown. Document Number: HRSA Info. Ctr. MCHC119.

Keywords: Adolescent pregnancy, Advocacy, Alcohol, Caffeine, Cocaine, Cultural factors, Food habits, Gestational diabetes, High risk pregnancy, Interdisciplinary approach, Marijuana, Maternal health, Maternal nutrition, Nutrition assessment, Nutrition counseling, Preconception care, Pregnancy induced hypertension, Quality assurance, Substance abuse, Teamwork, Tobacco, Vegetarianism

Arango J, Fujikawa M, Lee CY, Krebs-Smith J. 1984. Nutrition education for Native Americans: A guide for nutrition educators. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, 67 pp.

Annotation: The purpose of this guide is to help nutrition educators working with food assistance and other programs with a nutrition component better address the nutritional concerns and unique nutrition education needs of Native Americans. It is written primarily as an aid to understanding the cultural characteristics and basic health and diet-related problems of Native Americans to promote more effective nutrition counseling and community nutrition education. The guide contains sections on background information, suggestions for counseling, and resources for nutrition education.

Keywords: American Indians, Nutrition counseling, Nutrition education

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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.