Public Health

Library of the Health Sciences

resources concerning food, nutrition, and obesity

Cultural Foodways

American Indian Health and Diet Project - Includes traditional indigenous recipes
Native American Ethnobotany Database - A database of plants used as drugs, foods, dyes, fibers, and more, by native Peoples of North America, cross-referenced with the USDA Plants Database

Obesity and healthy eating

National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR) - Catalogue of existing surveillance systems that contain data relevant to childhood obesity research. It includes local, state, and national systems that provide data at multiple levels.
Hunger and Obesity - Understanding hunger and obesity and the role for school-based health care. From the Center for School, Health and Education.


Texas Obesity Research Center :: University of Houston

Integrating Primary Care Practices and Community-based Resources to Manage Obesity A Bridge-building Toolkit for Rural Primary Care Practices - This toolkit has been developed for primary care practices to manage obesity. It provides tools and concepts that have been informed by the real world of six primary care practices in three rural Oregon communities. Prepared for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) by Oregon Clinical and Translational Research Institute.

Obesity resource page - Partners in Information Access for the Public Health Workforce - a resource page combining links to resources on obesity from various government and non-governmental health agencies, including the National Library of Medicine, the American Public Health Association, and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, among others.