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 Material Information
Title: Healthy Living for Elders: Reliable Nutrition and Health Resources
Physical Description: Fact Sheet
Creator: Bobroff, Linda B.
Publisher: University of Florida Cooperative Extension Service, Institute of Food and Agriculture Sciences, EDIS
Place of Publication: Gainesville, Fla
Publication Date: 2008
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Acquisition: Collected for University of Florida's Institutional Repository by the UFIR Self-Submittal tool. Submitted by Melanie Mercer.
Publication Status: Published
General Note: "June 2008"
General Note: "FCS8586-Eng"
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Source Institution: University of Florida Institutional Repository
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the submitter.
System ID: IR00002094:00001


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FCS8586 Healthy Living: Reliable Nutrition and Health Resources1 Healthy Living: Reliable Nutrition and Health Resources1 Linda B. Bobroff2 Linda B. Bobroff2 Just about every day we hear or see something in the news, in ma gazines, on the Internet, or on the radio or TV, about nutrition and health. But how much of what we hear or read can we believe? Sometimes its hard for consumers to deci de which information is reliable, and its smart to be skeptical since th ere is a lot of nutrition mis information out there. Here are a few reliable sources of food, nutrition, and health information. Just about every day we hear or see something in the news, in ma gazines, on the Internet, or on the radio or TV, about nutrition and health. But how much of what we hear or read can we believe? Sometimes its hard for consumers to deci de which information is reliable, and its smart to be skeptical since th ere is a lot of nutrition mis information out there. Here are a few reliable sources of food, nutrition, and health information. Chronic Disease, Nutrit ion, and Health Issues Chronic Disease, Nutrit ion, and Health Issues American Cancer Society: 1-800-227-2345 (English/Spanish) American Cancer Society: 1-800-227-2345 (English/Spanish) American Diabetes Association: 1-800-342-2383 (English/Spanish) American Diabetes Association: 1-800-342-2383 (English/Spanish) American Heart Association: 1-800-242-8721 (English/Spanish) American Heart Association: 1-800-242-8721 (English/Spanish) American Institute fo r Cancer Research: 1-800-843-8114 (English/Spanish) American Institute fo r Cancer Research: 1-800-843-8114 (English/Spanish) U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), National Health Information Center: 1-800-336-4797 (English/Spanish) National Health Information Center: 1-800-336-4797 (English/Spanish) Food Safety Food Safety U.S. Dept. of Agriculture (US DA) Meat and Poultry Hotline: 1-888-674-6854 (English/Spanish) U.S. Dept. of Agriculture (US DA) Meat and Poultry Hotline: 1-888-674-6854 (English/Spanish) U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), Cent er for Food Safety & Applied Nutrition Information Line (for products that do not contain meat/poultry): 1-888-SAFEFOOD U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), Cent er for Food Safety & Applied Nutrition Information Line (for products that do not contain meat/poultry): 1-888-SAFEFOOD (1-888-723-3366) or 1-800-332-4010 (1-888-723-3366) or 1-800-332-4010 Consumer Protection and Services for Older Adults Consumer Protection and Services for Older Adults Dept. of Agriculture and Consumer Serv ices, Consumer Helpline for Florida: Dept. of Agriculture and Consumer Serv ices, Consumer Helpline for Florida: 1-800-435-7352 (English/Spanish) 1-800-435-7352 (English/Spanish) Federal Trade Commission (FTC): 1-877-382-4357 (English/Spanish) Federal Trade Commission (FTC): 1-877-382-4357 (English/Spanish) Florida Elder Helpline: 1-800-963-5337 (English/Spanish) Florida Elder Helpline: 1-800-963-5337 (English/Spanish) 1. La versin en espaol de este documento es Vida Saludable: Fuentes de Informacin Confiable (FCS8586span). This document, FCS8586-Eng, is one in a series of the Department of Family, Youth and Community Scie nces, Florida Cooperative Extension Service, IFAS, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611. First published: March 2000. Latest Revision: June 2008. Please visit the EDIS Web site at http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu 1. La versin en espaol de este documento es Vida Saludable: Fuentes de Informacin Confiable (FCS8586span). This document, FCS8586-Eng, is one in a series of the Department of Family, Youth and Community Scie nces, Florida Cooperative Extension Service, IFAS, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611. First published: March 2000. Latest Revision: June 2008. Please visit the EDIS Web site at http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu 2. Linda B. Bobroff, PhD, RD, LD/N, professor, Department of Fa mily, Youth and Community Sciences Florida Cooperative Extension S ervice, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611. You also can call your local Extension office, listed in the blue pages of your telephone book under county government; the Family and Consumer Sciences agent can answer your questions or refer you to other reliable s ources. The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) is an Equal Employment Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer authori zed to provide research, educational information and other services only to individuals and institution s that function without regard to race, creed, color, religio n, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations. For information on obtaining other extension publications, contact your county Cooperative Extension Service office. Florida Cooperative Extension Service / Institute of Food and Agri cultural Sciences / University of Florida / Larry R. Arrington, Dean