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Healthy Eating for Children - Other Places To Get Help

Organizations

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity
1600 Clifton Road
Atlanta, GA 30333
 
Phone: 1-800-CDC-INFO (1-800-232-4636)
(404) 639-3311
TDD: 1-888-232-6348
Web Address: www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/dnpao/index.html
 

This Web site has information about healthy weight, nutrition, and physical activity for people of all ages.


Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
120 South Riverside Plaza
Suite 2000
Chicago, IL  60606-6995
Phone: 1-800-877-0877
Email: knowledge@eatright.org
Web Address: www.eatright.org
 

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics sets standards for all types of prescribed diets. The organization produces a variety of consumer information, including videos. This group will help you find a registered dietitian in your area who provides nutrition counseling.


American Academy of Pediatrics
141 Northwest Point Boulevard
Elk Grove Village, IL  60007-1098
Phone: (847) 434-4000
Fax: (847) 434-8000
Web Address: www.aap.org
 

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) offers a variety of educational materials about parenting, general growth and development, immunizations, safety, disease prevention, and more. AAP guidelines for various conditions and links to other organizations are also available.


KidsHealth for Parents, Children, and Teens
Nemours Home Office
10140 Centurion Parkway
Jacksonville, FL 32256
Phone: (904) 697-4100
Web Address: www.kidshealth.org
 

This website is sponsored by the Nemours Foundation. It has a wide range of information about children's health—from allergies and diseases to normal growth and development (birth to adolescence). This website offers separate areas for kids, teens, and parents, each providing age-appropriate information that the child or parent can understand. You can sign up to get weekly emails about your area of interest.


National Agricultural Library: Nutrition.gov
10301 Baltimore Avenue
Beltsville, MD  20705
Phone: (301) 504-5414
Fax: (301) 504-6409
Web Address: www.nutrition.gov
 

This Web site has information on nutrition, healthy eating, exercise, and food safety. You can use an e-mail form to ask a food-related question.


We Can! (Ways to Enhance Children's Activity and Nutrition)
P.O. Box 30105
Bethesda, MD  20824-0105
Phone: (301) 592-8573
Fax: (240) 629-3246
TDD: (240) 629-3255
Email: nhlbiinfo@nhlbi.nih.gov
Web Address: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/public/heart/obesity/wecan/
 

We Can or "Ways to Enhance Children's Activity & Nutrition" is a national program designed for families and communities to help children achieve a healthy weight. The program focuses on three important behaviors: improved food choices, increased physical activity, and reduced screen time.


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    Last Updated: July 31, 2013
    This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.
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