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U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau. 2020. Resources for addressing nutrition in the Title V five-year needs assessments: For state MCH Title V programs. Rockville, MD: U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, 2 pp.

Annotation: This fact sheet provides information on the role of public health nutrition in Title V maternal and child health programs and ways to engage with public health nutritionists while working on the five-year needs assessment. It gives examples of connections between MCH outcomes and nutrition. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857, Telephone: (301) 443-2170 Web Site: https://mchb.hrsa.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Federal programs, Needs assessment, Nutrition programs, Public health nutrition, Public health nutritionists, Title V programs

U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau. 2020. Incorporating nutrition in the Title V five-year needs assessments: For public health nutritionists. Rockville, MD: U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, 2 pp.

Annotation: This fact sheet provides an overview of Title V needs assessment and of nutrition and Title V. It gives examples of connections between MCH outcomes and nutrition, and how public health nutritionists can participate. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857, Telephone: (301) 443-2170 Web Site: https://mchb.hrsa.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Federal programs, Needs assessment, Nutrition programs, Public health nutrition, Public health nutritionists, Title V programs

Lorenzo SB, Wilhite BC. 2016. Overweight and obesity in kids and teens: Family resource brief (2nd ed., upd.). Washington, DC: National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health, 1 p.

Annotation: This brief is designed to help families find care, services, and support and websites about overweight and obesity in children and adolescents. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health, Georgetown University, Telephone: (202) 784-9770 E-mail: mchgroup@georgetown.edu Web Site: https://www.ncemch.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent health, Adolescents, Bibliographies, Body weight, Child health, Children, Diet, Electronic publications, Exercise, Families, Health behavior, Nutrition, Obesity, Weight gain, Weight management

U.S. Department of Education. 2016. Healthy students, promising futures: State and local action steps and practices to improve school-based health. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Education, 16 pp.

Annotation: This toolkit contains information that details five high impact opportunities for states and local school districts to support communities through collaboration between the education and health sectors, highlighting best practices and key research in both areas. Contents include resources, programs, and services offered by non-governmental organizations.

Contact: U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, DC 20202, Telephone: (800) 872-5327 Secondary Telephone: (800) 437-0833 Web Site: http://www.ed.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Case management, Collaboration, Communities, Community action, Educational reform, Eligibility, Health care reform, Health education, Health insurance, Health services delivery, Hospitals, Medicaid managed care, Needs assessment, Nutrition, Physical activity, Public private partnerships, Reimbursement, Role, School districts, State government, Students

National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation. 2016. Preventing childhood obesity in Michigan's classrooms: A collaboration between Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and statewide partners. Washington, DC: National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation, 4 pp. (Fact sheet)

Annotation: This fact sheet describes Building Healthy Communities, a school-based prevention program in Michigan to help children adopt healthy habits at a young age by providing access to healthy food, health education, physical education, and physical activity. Contents include a description of the program's development and implementation process, outcomes, and next steps. Topics include partnering organization efforts to pool funding, resources, and expertise to engage elementary schools and expand to middle and high schools throughout the state.

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: Adolescents, Behavior modification, Children, Collaboration, Curriculum, Elementary schools, Health behavior, Health promotion, High schools, Michigan, Middle schools, Nutrition education, Nutrition services, Obesity, Outcome and process assessment, Physical activity, Physical education, Prevention programs, Program descriptions, Public private partnerships, School health education, School health programs, State programs, Statewide planning

American Academy of Pediatrics. 2016. Friends of Children Healthy People 2020 Grant Program for Chapters: Poverty and child health–Goals, outcomes, and future plans. [Elk Grove Village, IL]: American Academy of Pediatrics, 21 pp.

Annotation: This compendium of program summaries describes the approaches of American Academy of Pediatrics' state chapters to develop and implement programs focused on poverty and child health in California, New York City, Oklahoma, and Vermont. Topics include developing and using innovative technologies to address food insecurity, pediatricians promoting food security, ensuring the delivery of health and developmental screening services to young children who are homeless, supporting adolescent parents and their children, and accessing summer meal programs. Each summary includes information about program collaboration, evaluation and measurement, outcomes, barriers and lessons learned, and future plans.

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: Access to health care, Adolescent health, Adolescent parents, Child health, Collaboration, Community action, Community based services, Developmental screening, Food, Health screening, Healthy People 2020, Homeless persons, Low income groups, Model programs, Nutrition, Poverty, Program descriptions, Public private partnerships

First 5 Contra Costa Children and Families Commission, Healthy+Active Before 5. 2015–. Sugar Bites. Concord, CA: First 5 Contra Costa Children and Families Commission, multiple items.

Annotation: These brochures, posters, videos, and web graphics are part of a public-awareness campaign aimed at preventing the development of chronic diseases by encouraging parents to choose water for young children instead of drinks that are high in sugar. The resources focus on reducing children’s risk for obesity, dental caries, and diabetes by reducing their consumption of flavored milk, juice drinks, soda, and sports drinks. The resources are available in English and in Spanish.

Contact: First 5 Contra Costa Children and Families Commission, 1485 Civic Court, Suite 1200, Concord, CA 94520, Telephone: (925) 771-7300 Web Site: http://www.first5coco.org Available from the website.

Keywords: California, Chronic illnesses and disabilities, Consumer education materials, Dental caries, Disease prevention, Fluid intake, Food consumption, Local initiatives, Multimedia, Nutrition, Obesity, Oral health, Public awareness campaigns, Resource materials, Risk factors, Spanish language materials, Sugar, Water, Young children

Minnesota Oral Health Project. 2015–. Crush Cavities!. Minneapolis, MN: Minnesota Oral Health Project, multiple items.

Annotation: These resources are designed to help primary care health professionals and others understand the etiology of dental caries and caregivers’ role in preventing caries in infants, children, and adolescents from birth to age 21. Contents include information and resources on finding a physician or dentist, getting care when the first tooth erupts, applying fluoride varnish as part of well-child care, practicing good oral hygiene, and consuming healthy foods and drinks. Additional contents include a press release and a governor’s proclamation; public service announcements in English, Hmong, Karen, Lao, Portuguese, Somali, Spanish, and Vietnamese; and frequently asked questions. A video for parents about fluoride varnish is also available.

Contact: Minnesota Oral Health Project, c/o University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455, E-mail: MNOralHealthProject@gmail.com Web Site: http://www.minnesotaoralhealthproject.com Available from the website.

Keywords: Advocacy, Community based services, Dental care, Fluorides, Health promotion, Infants, Local initiatives, Low income groups, Low literacy materials, Minnesota, Multimedia, Non English language materials, Nutrition, Oral health, Outreach, Preventive health services, Primary care, Public awareness campaigns, Public service announcements, Spanish language materials, Young children

Center for Social Inclusion. 2015. Removing barriers to breastfeeding: A structural race analysis of First Food. New York, NY: Center for Social Inclusion, 18 pp.

Annotation: This report outlines the barriers to breastfeeding that communities of color face, along with policy and practice recommendations to address racial inequity in First Food. The report highlights structural barriers that women face during pregnancy, at the hospital, and in their first weeks and months at home after the baby is born—including access to Baby-Friendly hospitals and certified lactation consultants.

Contact: Center for Social Inclusion, 150 Broadway, Suite 303, New York, NY 10038, Telephone: (212) 248-2785 E-mail: info@thecsi.org Web Site: http://www.centerforsocialinclusion.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Barriers, Breastfeeding, Case Studies, Environmental influences, Ethnic groups, Infant health, Mothers, Nutrition, Policy development, Public policy

Braff-Guajardo E, Hecht K. 2015. Kids and drinking water: A glass half full or half empty?. Washington, DC: Grantmakers In Health, 3 pp. (Views from the field)

Annotation: This paper discusses the importance of children drinking water. Contents include information about the importance of water consumption in preventing chronic disease; obstacles to ensuring that students have access to clean, safe drinking water in schools; drinking water challenges in communities; and opportunities for health funders to increase children’s access to and consumption of free, safe drinking water. Topics include improving access, prioritizing education, funding data collection and research, promoting multisectoral partnerships, and advocating for supportive policies. A policy framework to support healthy development in all children by investing in accessible, safe drinking water is included. .

Contact: Grantmakers In Health, 1100 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suite 1200, Washington, DC 20036-4101, Telephone: (202) 452-8331 Fax: (202) 452-8340 Web Site: http://www.gih.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Advocacy, Child health, Child safety, Community role, Environmental health, Environmental pollution, Financing, Fluid intake, Health promotion, Low income groups, Minority groups, Nutrition, Policy development, Public private partnerships, School role, Water

Association of State Public Health Nutritionists Maternal and Child Health Council. 2014. ASPHN story bank. Johnstown, PA: Association of State Public Health Nutritionists, 5 items.

Annotation: This resource focuses on state agency efforts to promote good nutrition in the maternal and child health population. Contents are listed by topic and by state. Topics include: nutrition standards; salad bars in schools; organizational change with multiple agencies; leadership; farm to institution; healthy beverages; home visiting programs; and healthy communities. [Funded in part by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Association of State Public Health Nutritionists, P.O. Box 1001, Johnstown, PA 15907-1001, Telephone: (814) 255-2829 Secondary Telephone: Fax: (814) 255-6514 Web Site: http://www.asphn.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Breastfeeding, Child care, Child health, Collaboration, Health promotion, Home visiting, Infant health, Maternal health, Nutrition, Organizational change, Program improvement, Public health nutritionists, State MCH programs, Strategic planning, Systems development, Training

Association of State Public Health Nutritionists. 2014. The role of nutrition in infant mortality: A public health perspective. Johnstown, PA: Association of State Public Health Nutritionists, 11 pp. (An ASPHN brief. Winter 2013.)

Annotation: This brief summarizes the impact of nutrition on infant mortality and identifies areas where nutrition interventions can make a difference in reducing infant mortality. The brief also describes the role that public health nutritionists play in preventing infant mortality. [Funded in part by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Association of State Public Health Nutritionists, P.O. Box 1001, Johnstown, PA 15907-1001, Telephone: (814) 255-2829 Secondary Telephone: Fax: (814) 255-6514 Web Site: http://www.asphn.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Infant mortality, Nutrition, Prevention services, Public health nutritionists

Smith S, Ekono M, Robbins T. 2014. State policies through a two-generation lens: Strengthening the collective impact of policies that affect the life course of young children and their parents. New York, NY: National Center for Children in Poverty, 8 pp.

Annotation: This document focuses on state policies that have a collective impact on families and young children. The document describes the strength of collective policy support for children and their parents in states and how states can assess policies that collectively influence the strength of two-generation supports for families with young children. Topics include early care and education, health and nutrition, and parenting and family economic supports. Recommendations are included.

Contact: National Center for Children in Poverty, 215 West 125th Street, Third Floor, New York, NY 10027, Telephone: (646) 284-9600 Fax: (646) 284-9623 E-mail: info@nccp.org Web Site: http://www.nccp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Child care, Early childhood education, Families, Family support services, Health policy, Nutrition policy, Parents, Policy analysis, Public policy, Young children

National Policy and Legal Analysis Network. 2014. Model legislation requiring a safety warning for sugar-sweetened beverages. Oakland, CA: ChangeLab Solutions, 33 pp., plus appendix (14 pp.).

Annotation: This document provides model legislation for states implementing a policy requiring a safety warning on sugar-sweetened beverage (SSB) containers and packaging. Contents include model legislation to assist states seeking to increase consumer awareness about the health risks of consuming SSBs and to help them to make informed choices. An accompanying set of evidence-based facts that support the legislation is also available.

Contact: ChangeLab Solutions, 2201 Broadway, Suite 502, Oakland, CA 94612, Telephone: (510) 302-3380 Web Site: http://changelabsolutions.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Consumer education, Food labeling, Health behaviors, Health policy, Nutrition, Policy development, Public awareness campaigns, Public policy, Regulations, State legislation, Sugar

Harvard School of Public Health Prevention Research Center. 2014. Keep it flowing: A practical guide to school drinking water planning, maintenance and repair. Boston, MA: Harvard School of Public Health Prevention Research Center, 30 pp.

Annotation: This guide addresses the need for drinking water in schools and outlines steps for providing adequate numbers of drinking fountains and tap water dispensers in school buildings. The content is organized to mirror typical school organizational structure, providing information about policy and oversight for state and tribal agencies and information focused on implementation and maintenance for schools. Topics include access to free and safe drinking water within a convenient distance of any location on school grounds; factors that impact whether water is safe to drink and appealing to students, teachers, and staff; and campaigns and policies designed to increase student water consumption.

Contact: Harvard University, T.H. Chan School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, Telephone: (617) 495-1000 Web Site: https://www.hsph.harvard.edu Available from the website.

Keywords: Facility design and construction, Fluid intake, Nutrition, Oral health, Policy development, Public health infrastructure, Safety, School age children, Schools, Water

Washington Dental Service Foundation. 2013–. The Mighty Mouth. Seattle, WA: Washington Dental Service Foundation, multiple items.

Annotation: These resources are designed to help people understand that oral disease can be prevented and that good oral health is essential to overall health. Contents include how-to tips on topics such as toothbrushing, flossing, getting oral health checkups, smart snacking, questions to ask the dentist and physician, and finding and paying for oral health care. Additional resources include infographics, posters, a website widget and social media posts, and videos.

Contact: Washington Dental Service Foundation, P.O. Box 75983, Seattle, WA 98175-0983, Telephone: (206) 528-2373 Fax: E-mail: foundation@deltadentalwa.com Web Site: http://www.kidsoralhealth.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Disease prevention, Health promotion, Life course, Media campaigns, Nutrition, Oral health, Physical fitness, Public awareness campaigns, Public service announcements

Endres J, ed. 2013. Strategies for success: Curriculum guide (didactic and experiential learning): Graduate programs in public health nutrition. Association of Graduate Programs in Public Health Nutrition,

Annotation: This curriculum provides guidelines useful in planning, implementing, and evaluating the didactic segment of field experiences for graduate level training in public health nutrition. The curriculum provides knowledge and skill statements, and goals and objectives statements as the basis for field experiences. The appendix provides several documents which may be useful to the public health field experience coordinator. These include the American Dietetic Association's core knowledge and performance statements, potential benefits, responsibilities, student success tips, written agreements, plans, and field experience evaluation forms. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: University of Tennessee, Department of Nutrition, Jessie Harris Building, Room 229, 1215 W. Cumberland Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37996-1920, Telephone: (865) 974-5445 Fax: (865) 974-3491 E-mail: nutrition@utk.edu Web Site: http://nutrition.utk.edu Order from the website for a charge.

Keywords: Curricula, Graduate education, Public health nutrition

Missouri Dental Association. 2013. Stop the Pop [rev.]. Jefferson City, MO: Missouri Dental Association, multiple items.

Annotation: These resources for dentists address how consumption of soft drinks, juices, and sports drinks can cause tooth decay and how it can be prevented. A brochure and tips for setting up an educational display in school are included.

Contact: Missouri Dental Association, 3340 American Avenue, Jefferson City, MO 65109, Telephone: (573) 634-3436 Fax: (573) 635-0764 Web Site: http://www.modental.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Children, Dental caries, Disease prevention, Health promotion, Missouri, Nutrition education, Oral health, Public awareness campaign materials, Resources for professionals, School age children, Schools

Association of State Public Health Nutritionists. 2013. Blueprint for nutrition and physical activity: Cornerstones of a healthy lifestyle (2nd ed.). Johnstown, PA: Association of State Public Health Nutritionists, 24 pp.

Annotation: This document synthesizes guidance and recommendations on developing nutrition and physical activity interventions. The document describes six cornerstones that impact community well-being including access; collaboration; science, research, and evaluation; workforce; communication; and policy and advocacy. Accompanying strategies, actions, and resources are also provided. [Funded in part by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Association of State Public Health Nutritionists, P.O. Box 1001, Johnstown, PA 15907-1001, Telephone: (814) 255-2829 Secondary Telephone: Fax: (814) 255-6514 Web Site: http://www.asphn.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Intervention, Nutrition, Physical activity, Program planning, Public health

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. 2013. How can healthier school snacks and beverages improve student health and help school budgets?. Princeton, NJ: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 2 pp.

Annotation: This issue brief focuses on how providing healthier school snacks and beverages can help improve students' health and school budgets. The brief provides an overview of the issue and discusses the availability of unhealthy snacks and beverages in schools, policies that restricts sales of unhealthy snacks and beverages in schools, and current policies.

Contact: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 50 College Road East, Princeton, NJ 08540-6614, Telephone: (877) 843-7953 Fax: Web Site: http://www.rwjf.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent health, Child health, Legislation, Nutrition, Obesity, Prevention, Public policy, School age children, Schools

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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.