Resources to Visit and Support

www.themotherandchildfoundation.org

Their vision

The Mother and Child Foundation is a charity working to protect the health of the mother and prevent brain damage during fetal and infant development. Founded in 1994, The Mother and Child Foundation was established to advance the interests of mothers and their infants through medical research, education and community action. Too little attention has been given to the mother, her health and nutrition, despite its central importance.

Contact information in the United States

Dr. David J. Kyle
c/o The Mother and Child Foundation
6430 Dobbin Road, Columbia, MD 21045, USA
Tel: +01-410-730-8600

Contact information in the United Kingdom

Professor Michael A Crawford
c/o The Mother and Child Foundation
36 Regents Park Road, London NW1 7SX, UK
Tel: +44-020-7133-2926

www.marchofdimes.com

Their vision

The mission of the March of Dimes is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects and infant mortality. They carry out this mission through research, community services, education and advocacy to save babies’ lives. March of Dimes researchers, volunteers, educators, outreach workers and advocates work together to give all babies a fighting chance against the threats to their health: prematurity, birth defects, and low birth weight.

Contact information:

March of Dimes
1275 Mamaroneck Avenue
White Plains, NY 10605

www.food.gov.uk

Their vision

The Food Standards Agency is an independent food safety watchdog set up by an Act of Parliament in 2000 to protect the public’s health and consumer interests in relation to food.

Visit eat well, be well – Ages and stages. Whatever your age or stage in life you will find practical nutrition advice in this section. Whether you’re a parent with a young baby, have a growing child to feed, or if you’re trying for a baby, you will find a wealth of information. Also includes advice aimed specifically at men, women, teenagers and older people.

Contact information

UK Headquarters
Food Standards Agency
Aviation House
125 Kingsway
London WC2B 6NH
Switchboard: 020 7276 8000
Emergencies only: 020 7270 8960

www.foodpyramid.com/myplate/

Their vision

Better health and well-being through optimal nutrition.

Use the advice “Inside MyPyramid” to help you make smart choices from every food group, find your balance between food and physical activity, and get the most nutrition out of your calories.

Go “inside the pyramid” to learn about the specific food groups and their nutritional components.

Visit the “Food and Nutrition” Link and do a site search for children and pregnancy for related information and guidelines.

Contact information

USDA Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion
3101 Park Center Drive
Room 1034
Alexandria, VA 22302-1594

www.hhs.gov

Their vision ~ Leading America to better health, safety, and well-being.

Do a site search on children’s nutrition or any topic regarding child welfare.

Contact information

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
200 Independence Avenue, S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20201
Telephone: 202-619-0257
Toll Free: 1-877-696-6775

www.womenshealth.gov/pregnancy/

Their vision

The federal government source for woman’s health information providing nutrition specifics before pregnancy, during each trimester, and healthy eating after the baby is born.

Contact information

Office on Woman’s Health c/o
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
200 Independence Avenue, S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20201
Telephone: 202-619-0257
Toll Free: 1-877-696-6775

www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/childnutrition.html

Their vision

The committee proposes that the following topics in nutrition become part of the basic curriculum of medical schools and, furthermore, that they be integrated into clinical clerkships: energy balance, role of specific nutrients and dietary components, nutrition in the life cycle, nutritional assessment, protein-energy malnutrition, the role of nutrition in disease prevention and treatment, and risks from poor dietary practices stemming from individual, social, and cultural diversity.

Pamphlet: Nutrition Education in U.S. Medical Schools (1985), National Academy Press, 2101 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC, 20418

http://mccarrisonsociety.org.uk/

Their vision

Consisting of doctors, dentists, scientists, dieticians, other health professionals and lay people, the purpose of the Society is to assemble scientific knowledge on nutrition and health that is free from economic and political pressures with the objective of securing the physical and mental health of future generations. Based on the teachings of the late Sir Robert McCarrison, who believed that the most important factor in restoring health is healthy nutrition the aims of the society are:

Collect and collate evidence from all over the world regarding the relationship between nutrition and health, encourage and initiate further research projects in the field of nutrition, urge the inclusion of nutrition as a mandatory subject in medical departments and encourage the teaching of nutrition in schools, according to the principles developed by Sir Robert McCarrison, disseminate relevant information through conferences, lectures and by liaison with other scientific bodies and the agricultural community.

Contact Information

The McCarrison Society,
C/o Institute of Brain Chemistry and Human Nutrition,
London Metropolitan University, North London Campus,
166-222 Holloway Rd, London N7 8DB, United Kingdom
Tel: 0044+ (0)20 7753 3165 Fax: 0044+ (0)20 7753 3164

http://montessoriconnections.com

Website with information and resources about Montessori education for educators and parents. Has extensive list of US Montessori schools and school throughout the world.

www.positivehealth.com/article/food/food-and-mood

This is a great web resource for eating and feeling good! Amanda Geary, the founder also has a blog. It’s wonderful!

www.fabresearch.org

Food and Behaviour Research (FAB) Research aims to promote, support and carry out further scientific research in this area.

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