“Left unabated, overweight and obesity may soon cause as much preventable disease and death as cigarette smoking… While the magnitude of the problem is great, the range of potential solutions is even greater."

- David Satcher, M.D., Ph.D.
U.S. Surgeon General,
The Surgeon General's Call to Action 2001

Children’s Nutrition Collection Supports Healthy Habits!

In response to the growing rates of obesity and lifestyle related chronic disease in children across the U.S., the Children’s Nutrition Collection (CNC) was funded as a pilot project of the North Bay Cooperative Library System, to serve as a simple and creative way to support local nutrition literacy for children.  CNC materials where chosen by a committee of health and library professionals based on nutrition education guidelines from the California Department of Education so they could easily be adapted to support nutrition education efforts in California schools and communities.

The CNC features expert reviewed resource books, storybooks, cookbooks, CD’s and web sites to inspire children ages 4 to 9 to develop healthy eating and physical activity habits. 

Children love stories, and the stories that are part of their daily lives often profoundly influence what they value.  One goal of this project is to increase the number of stories about eating healthy foods, being more physically active and making healthy choices in the lives of children today to move them to value these habits in their own lives.  A second goal of this project is to serve as a library-based model collection of easily accessible, up-to-date nutrition and physical activity educational materials for children that can be used to support community nutrition education efforts.

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This project was supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian. The opinions expressed herein do not necessarily reflect the position or policy of the US. Institute of Museum and Library Services or the California State Library, and no official endorsement by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services or the California State Library should be inferred.