Additional resources to help you prevent and treat obesity and diabetes

2010-04-12T00:00:00Z Additional resources to help you prevent and treat obesity and diabetes Arizona Daily Star
April 12, 2010 12:00 am

• The United States Department of Agriculture's Pyramid.gov includes a recommended daily food pyramid plus estimated daily calorie needs based on age, sex and activity level: www.mypyramid.gov

• Tohono Community Action, a nonprofit group on the Tohono O'odham reservation, is dedicated to improving the health of tribal members: www.tocaonline.org or call the organization at 1-520-383-4966.

• Tohono Community Action also operates the Desert Rain Cafe, which serves traditional O'odham foods such as tepary beans, squash and cholla buds. It is in the Tohono Plaza along the main street in Sells, just off Arizona 86 about 60 miles southwest of Tucson: www.desertraincafe.com

• Southern Arizona's Community Food Bank has several programs aimed at increasing access to healthy foods, including a home gardening program and farmers markets: communityfoodbank.com

• The Arizona chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics has an obesity-prevention toolbox: www.azaap.net/obesity.asp

• The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention runs the program BAM! Body and Mind, for kids and teens to learn about fitness, food and nutrition, and peer pressure. It includes healthy food and drink recipes: www.bam.gov

• The National Diabetes Education Program has a recipe booklet for people with diabetes and their families: ndep.nih.gov/publications/ OnlineVersion.aspx?NdepId=NDEP-51

• Nemours, a nonprofit organization devoted to children's health, has on its KidsHealth Web site information for parents, kids and teenagers, including a dictionary of medical words for kids: kidshealth.org/kid

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