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Bright Futures: Nutrition Resources

Bright Futures in Practice: Nutrition (2nd ed.) (2002)

Bright Futures in Practice: Nutrition (2nd ed.) (2002) emphasizes prevention and early recognition of nutrition concerns and provides developmentally appropriate nutrition supervision guidelines for infancy through adolescence. The guide contains strategies and tools to help health professionals provide nutrition supervision (including screening, assessment, and counseling) and promote partnerships with families and communities. In addition, the guide presents the latest information on special nutrition issues and concerns such as hyperlipidemia, hypertension, iron-deficiency anemia, eating disorders, obesity, sport nutrition, and vegetarian eating practices. Tools include indicators of nutrition risk, tips for fostering a positive body image, and federal food assistance and nutrition programs.

The second edition includes recent changes in nutrition practice and policy and a special issue chapter on human immunodeficiency virus. In addition, the second edition contains reproducible master copies of nutrition questionnaires appropriate for use with families with infants, children, and adolescents as well as CDC growth charts.

Bright Futures in Practice: Nutrition Pocket Guide (2002)

Bright Futures in Practice: Nutrition Pocket Guide (2002) is designed for health professionals and students and serves as a quick reference for the publication Bright Futures in Practice: Nutrition. It includes background material, nutrition supervision, special issues and concerns, and tools.

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Bright Futures Nutrition Family Fact Sheets (2002)

Bright Futures Nutrition Family Fact Sheets (2002) are a series of fact sheets for families that highlight content from the publication Bright Futures in Practice: Nutrition. These illustrated fact sheets provide information in a question and answer format. The series are organized by developmentally periods (birth-5 months, 6-11 months, 1-2 years, 3-4 years, 5-10 years, and 11-21 years). The fact sheets were focus tested with families and health professionals and edited at a 6 grade reading level.

Click here to view the Bright Futures Nutrition Family Fact Sheets (English)

Click here to view the Bright Futures Nutrition Family Fact Sheets (Spanish)

Bright Notes Newsletter

Bright Notes, the newsletter for the Bright Futures project, highlights some of the exciting and innovative ways the nutrition guide is being used around the country and includes project updates and descriptions of new resources.

Bright Futures for WIC Nutrition Services

Miller S. 2000.

This educator's guide provides an overview of the concepts on which Bright Futures in Practice: Nutrition is based and explains how these concepts can be used to train WIC personnel and develop nutrition education materials for them. It is divided into three sections, each of which includes relevant excerpts from Bright Futures in Practice: Nutrition, commentary, and discussion questions. The first section describes the Bright Futures developmental approach, which is based on the unique social and psychological characteristics of each developmental period. The second section explains how to promote partnerships among health professionals, families, and communities. The third section defines desired outcomes and outcome evaluation. This project was sponsored by the Supplemental Food Programs Division, Food and Nutrition Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Visit the WIC Web site to download Bright Futures for WIC Nutrition Services as PDF files.

Bright Futures in Practice: Nutrition Newsletter Inserts

Miller S. 2000.

These four newsletter inserts introduce Bright Futures in Practice: Nutrition and address how the guide can be used in WIC. The one-page inserts can be used in a variety of ways: (1) in state and local newsletters, (2) as in-service handouts, (3) for posting on Web sites, and (4) in staff mailings. This project was sponsored by the Supplemental Food Programs Division, Food and Nutrition Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Download Bright Futures in Practice: Nutrition Newsletter Inserts as PDF files.

Maximizing Resources for Results! Extending Bright Futures Through Community-Based Nutrition Planning

Gregory SP. 2000.

This training kit introduces two publications, Bright Futures in Practice: Nutrition and Moving to the Future: Developing Community-Based Nutrition Services, and discusses how to use them as models for implementing nutrition services. The kit includes (1) a manual that provides a training curriculum, activities, and trainer tips; (2) a diskette containing electronic copies of the training curriculum and the companion PowerPoint slide presentation; (3) printed copies of the PowerPoint slides; and (4) a videotape containing excerpts from Moving to the Future: Developing Community-Based Nutrition Services. This "train-the-trainer" program was developed, implemented, and evaluated in U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Region IV. The project was sponsored by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, as a continuing education grant to the University of North Carolina/University of Tennessee Public Health Nutrition Graduate Training Project.

Please visit the University of Tennessee Public Health Nutrition Graduate Training Project site to download PDF files.

 

 

 
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