Nutrition and Breastfeeding Resources

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

This website of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics provides food, health and fitness information for kids, parents, men, women and seniors.

American Academy of Pediatrics

This site provides professionals and parents with information on specific childhood health and safety issues as well as the opportunity to order materials produced by the AAP.

American Dairy Association - Mideast

A source for science-based dairy nutrition and health information which includes handouts, info-graphics, wellness materials, presentation, recipes, a WIC toolkit and more.

Best Colleges Student Guide to Nutrition

According to the CDC, "empty" calories account for up to 40% of a young person's diet, which could lead to real health problems. This guide goes beyond supplying students with cursory information about nutrition and takes an in-depth look at why proper nutrition and a well-balanced diet are important to overall health.

Breastfeeding Coordinators and Peer Counselors

This list provides a list of local West Virginia Breastfeeding Coordinators and Peer Counselors.

Breastfeeding Support - WIC

A new campaign from USDA for breastfeeding mothers to "journey" through the stages of breastfeeding - learn, start, overcome and thrive. The theme is "Learn Together. Grow Together".

Choose MyPlate

This site provides information and tools on MyPlate for children, students, adults, families and professionals. Resources are available in multiple languages.

Cooking Matters

This website provides recipes, information about purchasing and videos for cooking healthy foods.

FDA Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition

CFSAN provides information on food regulated by the FDA, including food recalls, and warnings, research and frequently asked questions about topics such as food labelling and food additives.

Fruits and Veggies - More Matters

How many cups do you need?

Guide to Maintaining Healthy Habits

A resource with advice about how to be active, what to eat and appropriate portion sizes.

La Leche League International

This website provides information about breastfeeding issues.

March of Dimes

Find breaking news and statistics on maternal and infant health on this website. Specific information can be found under "Health Topics" concerning pregnancy, baby, complications and loss.  Tools and resources are also available within "Health Topics".  

MyPlate Guidelines 

Explore MyPlate.

National Dairy Council

This site provides resources for current scientific research that support the health benefits of dairy foods.  You can also locate basic diary nutrition facts. Not only does the site provide sound science on why dairy is good for you, but it also offers easy, practical tips to help add dairy to your diet. Recipes may be found within the Farm to Table section.

National Nutrition Month

National Nutrition Month is a nutrition education and information campaign sponsored annually by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The campaign is designed to focus attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. 

Providing easy, online access to USDA sponsored website of credible information to make healthy food choices.

Student Health and Wellness Guide

Students can be quick to let their health fall by the wayside when they start college. Staying aware of good and bad health habits will serve you well in the long-term.  This website provides information and articles regarding student health and wellness.

Try This West Virginia

A source of ideas, "how-to" resources, and great West Virginia models for healthier communities. A wonderful online way to trade ideas and help each other make it easier for people to move more and eat healthy food.

United States Breastfeeding Committee

This site provides you information about breastfeeding coalitions around the nation. Keep up with new breastfeeding news, legislation and policy.

When you are pregnant or breastfeeding, you have special nutrition needs. This site is designed just for you. Review advice you may need to keep you and your baby healthy.

USDA - My Plate for Preschoolers

Use this site to plan nutrition and physical activity for your preschooler.

USDA Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion (CNPP)

CNPP is responsible for the USDA's Dietary Guidelines and MyPlate. It provides recipes through the USDA mixing bowl.  Nutrition research is found in the Nutrition Evidence Library.  

USDA Food and Nutrition Service

This site is a comprehensive source of information about nutrition and dietary programs within Food and Nutrition Service. 

West Virginia Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (WVAND)

The WVAND is a professional organization of dietitians committed to serving the public through the promotion of optimal nutrition.

WIC Works Resource System

This resource provides nutrition tools for health and nutrition professionals.

Workout Guide for Students

A guide to routines and exercises that can be done along with other responsibilities.

 West Virginia Breastfeeding Alliance

This resource provides information about the state breastfeeding coalition.