New Resources for Nutrition Educators Web site| Volume 52, ISSUE 5, P570-571, May 2020

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Healthy Weight

      The Healthy Weight Web site by the US Department of Agriculture is a clearinghouse for weight management resources beneficial to consumers, nutrition educators, and health professionals. The Web site is user friendly and organized in 5 main sections addressing key aspects of weight management, such as Strategies for Success, Physical Activity, and Body Image. Although most content focuses on adults, there is a section on Weight Management for Youth, and several links provide information for youth. All linked resources are government Web sites (eg,, which is reassuring in the internet environment of easily accessible misinformation.
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