ASK! about Health & Fitness
Do you take note of what you eat? If you are concerned about eating healthy foods, here are some websites offering nutrition advice and basic nutrition information to keep you updated:
Food & Nutrition
As many of us are aware, with changing social habits, like increasingly sendatry livestyles, and preferance for taking outside food, health problems like obesity and heart disease are on the rise. If you are concerned about whether what you eat is healthy, her are some nutrition websites you may like to refer ot for more information:
Health Promotion Board
Singapore’s HPB website contains updates and information about nutrition, mental health, exercise and smoking.
Ministry of Health
You can find latest general health updates here. Health statistics of Singapore are compiled by the Ministry of Health (MOH) and can be accessed here.
This website offers links to US government websites that contain health and nutrition related information.
The MedlinePlus website brings together information from the National Library of Medicine (NLM, US), the National Institutes of Health (NIH, US) and other government agencies and health bodies. Apart of nutrition information, the directory of drug and supplement information is user-friendly and helpful. The Medical Encyclopaedia also simplifies cchecking up on medical facts and jargon. The website also contains charts and images for you to better understand the biology of the issues described.
British Nutrition Foundation
The BNF is “charitable organisation which raises funds from the food industry, government and a variety of other sources”. It works with the academic insititues, food industry and the government, and strives to provide scienticially sound nutrition information and advice.
National Health Services
The National Health Service (NHS) is the health agency of UK. While the website offers information and recommendations of typical health problems. While there is no nutrition category, the website is categorised by demograph and common health issues. Nutrition information can be derived from there.
World Health Organisation
The WHO website contains the information on the international statistics, research and government health initiatives, statements and guidelines released by WHO agencies.
To read about food and nutrition, look for books with call numbers 613.2 and 641.1, in the health and Young People (YP) sections of the libraries. Some books you may find are:
Basic nutrition by Lori A. Smolin, Mary B. Grosvenor
Call No.: Y q613.2 SMO
Encyclopedia of foods : a guide to healthy nutrition prepared by medical and nutrition experts from Mayo Clinic
Call No.: q613.2 ENC -[HEA]
American Dietetic Association complete food and nutrition guide by Roberta Larson Duyff
Call No.: 613.2 DUY -[HEA]
Fats, sugars, and empty calories : the fast food habit / by Autumn Libal
Call No.: Y 616.398 LIB
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