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NNLM Reading Club: Nutrition


Good nutrition, combined with physical activity, can help you reach and maintain a healthy weight, reduce your risk of chronic diseases, and promote your overall health.


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MedlinePlus is a good starting point for finding trustworthy health information.

Fact Sheets

Social Media

Nutrition Slide

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There's an NIH for that... and more

Diet & Nutrition​ (NIDDKD)
Dietary Guidelines (ODPHP)​
Choose My Plate.gov (USDA)
SNAP-Ed Connection (USDA)​
EatRight.org (Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics)

Library Programming

Program Kits

National Nutrition Month®, recognized each year during the month of March, focuses on the importance of making informed food choices, developing sound eating habits, and raising awareness of food insecurity. Use one of the suggested program kits to incorporate programming ideas such as a healthy recipe exchange or a speaker program for eating well if you are diabetic.

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Libraries Transform

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Ask a Dietitian

Invite a local dietitian to offer a nutrition health program whether it is how to read food labels, calculate your BMI, or prepare healthy meals. Public health departments and supermarkets often have registered dietitians available to provide cooking and food-related programs for all ages. Also, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ Find a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist online referral service allows you to search a national database of Academy members for the exclusive purpose of finding a qualified registered dietitian nutritionist or food and nutrition practitioner.

Screen a Film

Food, Inc., an Oscar-nominated documentary, is considered "the definitive cinematic investigation of the modern American food industry." This 2008 film connects the dots between big business and government, farmers and consumers, convenience eating and sickness.Nourish DVD cover image

Nourish, a series of short PBS films, can spark a meaningful conversation about food, health, and sustainability. The DVD set comes with a curriculum and a Nourish Discussion Guide.

Plant a Seed

Create a library seed exchange program or cultivate your own edible garden with the help of community friends and partners such as County Cooperative Extension Services or a Master Gardener program. Perhaps host a local farmer's market, organize a food pantry, or sponsor a lunch program.

Children's Play

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Library Skills Training

Food for Thought: Exploring Nutrition Information Resources is designed to assist librarians, public health workers, health professionals, and the general public in locating authoritative information on nutrition and topics relating to nutrition and be sure to look at the NNLM Nutrition Information Resources guide for more authoritative materials.