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Nutrition and Food Science

Here you will find nutrition and food science resources that will help you in your research.

Agencies and Statistic Information

Helpful government websites for researching minority health, health disparities, and health-related statistics. See also Government Information Libguide

  Current Health Issues

Santa Clara County Health Profile, 2010 - statistics on chronic illnesses; mortality; socio-economic issues.

Health care: the bill, the debates, etc.  (March 23, 2010)

H.R. 3200 America's Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009  Includes all Congressional discussions, bill history for President Obama's health care legislation.

Reality Check - Health Insurance Reform -- from the White House -- this site reviews criticism of the health care reform.

Health Reform  - reports, forums, statistics are given regarding the health care reform proposed by the Obama administration. - comprehensive site that has reports; maps showing flu outbreaks; ask for flu information, faqs, etc

National HIV/AIDS Strategy - reports, references, and strategic plan developed at the White House to combat the HIV/AIDS disease.

Community Nutrition Mapping Project  - is an application that combines and aggregates food and nutrition indicators at the state and national level. CNMap is divided into five major categories:  nutrient intakes, healthy eating patterns, physical activity and body weight indicators, food security indicators, and demographics.

Food Environment Atlas - USDA -  Food environment factors—such as store/restaurant proximity, food prices, food and nutrition assistance programs, and community characteristics—interact to influence food choices and diet quality. Research is beginning to document the complexity of these interactions, but more is needed to identify causal relationships and effective policy interventions.