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Fresh Moves Mobile Produce Market »
Fresh Moves is working to combat Chicago’s food deserts—neighborhoods without access to fresh or healthful foods—with a produce market on wheels. Check the schedule for Fresh Moves stops in North Lawndale and Austin.
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EBSCO Magazines & Journals »
Find articles from general interest magazines and scholarly journals, including Nutrition Action Healthletter and Nutrition Reviews.
Gale Virtual Reference Library »
This resource includes a wide variety of encyclopedias with information on nutrition, including Encyclopedia of Food and Culture and The Gale Encyclopedia of Nursing and Allied Health.
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Featured CPL Collections and Programs
- Business, Science and Technology Division »
The Business, Science and Technology Division at the Harold Washington Library Center has materials on nutrition, meal planning and specialized diets.
- Popular Topics: Health »
The Chicago Public Library offers resources on health and medical care, including recommended reads, databases with news and research on diseases and medical procedures, and helpful websites.
- American Heart Association Nutrition Center »
- Chicago Farmers Markets »
Farmers markets bring more than 70 vendors selling fruits, vegetables and more to neighborhoods throughout the city. Find markets by day of the week, or by downtown location or neighborhood. Learn what’s fresh and prepare a shopping list using the seasonality chart.
- ChooseMyPlate.gov »
ChooseMyPlate.gov, from the United States Department of Agriculture, offers resources to improve nutrition and well-being. Find tips for healthier eating and healthy eating on a budget. Use interactive tools to help plan meals and track nutrient consumption and physical activity.
- EatRight.org »
The American Dietetic Association suggests tips for food safety, nutrition during different stages of life, eating out, reducing risk from food allergies and more. Kids Eat Right includes recipes, articles and more for parents and caregivers. Users may search for contact information for registered dietitians. Information is also available in Chinese and Spanish.
- Let’s Move! »
Let’s Move!, an initiative created by First Lady Michelle Obama, is dedicated to solving the challenge of childhood obesity within a generation. Learn about programs under way to build healthy schools and healthy communities, and find out what parents and kids can do to eat healthier and increase activity.
- Nutrition and Healthy Eating »
The Mayo Clinic highlights news and frequently asked questions about nutrition. A guide to reading nutrition labels and advice on frugal food shopping and recipe makeovers provide everyday assistance, while columns by Mayo staff answer questions about nutrients, supplements and other timely topics.