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Food for Thought

MLA CE & CHIS

This course is eligible for 4 MLA CE units. The course is approved for CHIS, MLA's Consumer Health Information Specialization Program.


Course Materials

Food for Thought: Exploring Nutrition Information Resources

Course materials are available at the Class page

Food for Thought: Exploring Nutrition Information Resources

This hands-on, in-person 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.

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 creator: Kay Deeney, National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Pacific Southwest Region

Subject Guide

Kay Deeney
Kay Deeney
Phone: (310) 206-0525
E-mail: kdeeney@library.ucla.edu


screen capture of Supertracker website

ChooseMyPlate.gov is a great site with all kinds of useful information and tools. Check out the SuperTracker, which allows you to track your calorie intake, physical activity, weight and your health goals. You can evaluate if you are getting the right amount of nutrients, and you can even analyze your own recipes for calories per serving!

SuperTracker