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View Resource Thiamin Deficiency: A Directed Case Study

This case study will stimulate students' interest in biochemistry by examining dietary preferences and practices and how they relate to vitamin deficiencies. The lesson demonstrates how biochemistry links metabolism and health. The material would be appropriate for lower level undergraduate students, particularly when studying biochemistry or nutrition. The case study and teaching notes may be...

View Resource USDA Nutrient Database for Standard Reference

A recent addition to the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agriculture Research Service's Nutrient Database for Standard Reference is a report of nutrient lists. For each of the 30 nutrients, a list is provided, both sorted alphabetically and by nutrient content, of the amount of that nutrient found in each of 1,147 selected food items. What makes these lists particularly helpful is that the...

View Resource USDA Food and Nutrition Information Center

Nutrition is very important, and coming across high-quality websites on the subject is a real treat. The United States Department of Agriculture created the Food and Nutrition Information Center (FNIC) in 1971, and their work is designed to provide a broad range of resources of nutrition for health professionals, educators, government personnel, and consumers. As with many of the USDA's sites,...

View Resource University of Illinois Extension

The University of Illinois Extension's catchphrase is "Your doorway to the University," and this website offers exactly that. The Extension's work is designed to create learning partnerships that put knowledge to work in areas including food security and safety, environmental stewardship, and sustainable and profitable food production and marketing systems. Over 2.5 million Illinois residents...

View Resource Team Nutrition: Educator Resources

How do we help young people learn about nutrition? It's not an easy task, but the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has created this page as part of their Food and Nutrition Service to help educators do just that. Their "Team Nutrition" staff members have brought together a range of fact sheets, classroom activities, and web applications for K-12 students. New visitors can click on...

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