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Food for Thought

Course Materials for Native Americans

Food for Thought: Exploring Nutrition Information Resources for Native Americans

This column is specifically for this class. Here you will find the slide presentations and other materials from the class that you can use.  

You can print out the files. We hope you find useful!

Exercises for Food for Thought class
Food for Thought Slides

Diabetes Resources!

Various resources for Diabetes for Native Americans!

Food for Thought: Exploring Nutrition Information Resources for Native Americans

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. This version of the class focuses on nutritional issues pertaining to Native Americans. 

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

Nutrition Resources Websites

These are some of the major nutrition resources. Even though they all cover nutrition information, each has something unique about it that makes it a “key” resource.

Nutrition Resources Exercise Websites

These are links to resources for doing some of the exercises.

  • Portion Distortion
    Look at sizes now versus 20 years ago!
    From USDA
  • My Plate Quizzes
    from USDA
  • MedlinePlus has more than 100 different pages of information on food and nutrition topics. Drugs & Supplements tab has many well-known nutrition supplements. Videos and Tools has quizzes, calculators and games related to nutrition.

Subject Guide

Kay Deeney
Kay Deeney
Phone: (310) 206-0525

Other NLM and IHS Resources

Videos & Other Useful Websites

Nutrition Videos!

Interesting videos from the Federal Government.