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Food for Thought: Exploring Nutrition Information Resources

This class 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. Background information on the importance of nutrition information to other health-related topics will be included, and resources for locating nutrition-related statistics and evidence-based practice will also be identified. This class has been adapted to be taught in-person and online, ranging from a 1-hour online class to a 4-hour in-person class. Please see individual class instances in order to determine class length and mode of delivery.


At the conclusion of the class, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the relationship of the topic of nutrition to health outcomes, diseases, and conditions.
  • Gain a basic understanding of nutrition vocabulary and identify sources for definitions of relevant terms.
  • Identify important Internet sites for locating nutrition information.
  • Identify additional resources which provide print resources on nutrition topics.

Course Materials


Course Developer

Kay Deeney, Education & Outreach Librarian, NN/LM Pacific Southwest Region

Class Length: 
1, 3 or 4 hours
Course Developer(s):
Kay Deeney, MLS, AHIP, Education & Outreach Librarian
Michelle Burda, MLS, Education and Health Literacy Coordinator
Lydia N Collins, MLIS, Consumer Health Coordinator
Kay Deeney, MLS, AHIP, Education & Outreach Librarian
Elizabeth Kiscaden, MLIS, AHIP, Associate Director
Carolyn Martin, MLS, AHIP, Consumer Health Coordinator
Continuing Education:

Upon successful completion of this class, each participant will receive 1, 3 or 4 hours of continuing education credit awarded by the Medical Library Association. 

This class is eligible for Consumer Health Information Specialization continuing education credit awarded by the Medical Library Association.

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