Office of Nutrition Services
350 Capitol Street • Room 519 • Charleston, WV 25301-3715
phone: 304-558-0030 • fax: 304-558-1541


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Best Colleges Student Guide to Nutrition
According to the CDC, "empty" calories account for up to 40% of ayoung person's diet, which could lead to real health problems.  The Best College Student's Guide to Nutrition goes beyond supplying students with cursory infomration about nutrition, and takes a in-depth look at why proper nutrition and a well-balanced diet are important to overall health. 

Student Health and Wellness Guide
Students can be quick to let their health fall to the wayside when they start college, but 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.

This resource is a free website to find government benefit and assistance programs you may be eligible to receive. Prescreens your eligibility for hundreds of federal and state benefit programs by answering a confidential, online questionnaire.

State Hotline Numbers
This resource provides hotline numbers for programs such as CHIP, The Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Program, Family Matters, Domestic Violence and so much more.

WIC Works Resource System
This resource provides nutrition service tools for health and nutrition professionals.

Earned Income Tax Credit
This website provides information about West Virginia's earned income tax credit.

USDA - Nutrition Assistance Programs
This link highlights nutritional assistance programs for children and low-income people.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Child Health
This CDC resource provides information and parent-friendly links.

CDC Pediatric and Pregnancy Nutrition Surveillance System
The Pediatric Nutrition Surveillance System (PedNSS) and the Pregnancy Surveillance System (PNSS) are program-based surveillance systems that monitor the nutritional status of low-income infants, children, and women in federally funded maternal and child health programs.

American Academy of Pediatrics - Helping Your Children Become Better Readers
This website focuses on helping children become better readers.

The American Dietetic Association
This site promotes optimal nutrition, health and well-being.

American Library Association Resources for Parents, Teens and Kids
This website promotes library and information resources for parents, teens and kids.

National WIC Association
For additional information regarding the WIC Program, legislative issues and updates.

LaLeche League
This website provides information about breastfeeding issues.

Zero to Three
This resource contains information about brain development and other issues related to early childhood development.

This website presents information regarding pregnancy and childbirth.

I Am Your Child
This resource Provides information about early childhood development and resources for parents from Parents Action for Children.

West Virginia Dietetic Association
The WVDA is a professional organization of dietitians committed to serving the public through the promotion of optimal nutrition.

March of Dimes
Find breaking news and statistics on maternal and infant health on this website. You can also access their resource center from this site by selecting "One on One Info", which is located on the upper right hand side of their home page, so you can receive informed responses to your questions about pre-pregnancy, pregnancy, birth defects, genetics, drug use and exposure to environmental hazards during pregnancy, and related topics.

USDA Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion (CNPP)
CNPP is responsible for the USDA's Food Guide Pyramid and the Dietary Guidelines. It provides recipes, tips and nutrition research. Consumers can calculate their Healthy Eating Index score through CNPP's website.

USDA Economic Research Service (ERS)
ERS provides reports on the economics of agriculture, nutrition, food assistance programs and food security.

FDA Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN)
CFSAN provides information on food regulated by the FDA, including food recalls and warnings, research and frequently asked questions about topics such as food labeling and food additives.

National Dairy Council
This site provides resources for current scientific research that support the health benefits of dairy foods. You can also locate basic dairy 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.

USDA Nutrition
The USDA has launched this website to help people find answers to nutrition and food related questions. This site is a comprehensive source of information about nutrition and dietary guidance from multiple government agencies.

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
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.

National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies (NACCRRA)
Provides professionals and parents with information on child care options as well as a quarterly newsletter for parents.

National Child Care Information Center (NCCIC)
Provides professionals and parents with an alphabetical list of early childhood websites, conference websites, conference calendar, state information, list of publications, and a "What's New?" section.

Safe Kids Worldwide
Provides parents and professionals with safety tips and resources product recalls, and national and state child safety laws and regulations.

Get FREE text messages on prenatal care, baby health, parenting and more! This website it designed to promote maternal and child health through text messaging.



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