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(University of Cincinnati) -- Includes periodicals (indexing to over 150 titles with selective indexing and full text of health-related articles from over 2500 general interest periodicals), pamphlets (full text coverage of over 500 medical education pamphlets) and reference books (full text coverage of Mosby's Medical Dictionary, The People's Book of Medical Texts, Oryx Press Consumer Health Information Source Book, USPDI Drug Information in Lay Language, and Columbia University Complete Home Medical Guide.

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BAM! Body and Mind (Food and Nutrition)! Body and Mind (Food and Nutrition) is an online destination for kids created by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Designed for kids 9-13 years old, BAM! Body and Mind gives them the information they need to make healthy lifestyle choices. (Nutrition) (Nutrition) is an online destination that help girls (ages 10-16) learn about health, growing up, and issues they may face. It focuses on health topics that girls are concerned about, such as nutrition, and helps motivate them to choose healthy behaviors by using positive, supportive, and non-threatening messages. 
KidsHealth (Staying Healthy) (Staying Healthy) provides families with perspective, advice, and comfort about a wide range of physical, emotional, and behavioral issues that affect children and teens. This website is part of the Nemours Foundation's Center for Children's Health Media, and its articles, animations, games, and other content go through a rigorous medical review by pediatricians and other medical experts. 
ChooseMyPlate.gov is website created by the Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion, a U.S. Department of Agriculture organization, and its goal is to improve the nutrition and well-being of Americans by providing information on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, Healthy Eating Index, and Nutrient Content of the U.S. Food Supply. 
National Dairy Council: MyPyramid for Kids Dairy Council: MyPyramid for Kids is a child-friendly (ages 6 to 11) version of the MyPyramid Food Guidance System that brings to life the 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. This website also includes resources, and lesson plans to help teach children about the importance of making smart eating and physical activity choices. provides easy access to the best food and nutrition information from the federal government. It serves as a gateway to reliable information on nutrition, healthy eating, physical activity, and food safety for consumers.