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Food for Thought: Exploring Nutrition Information Resources

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Oklahoma Department of Libraries, Computer Lab

200 NE 18th St

Oklahoma City, OK 73105

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Food for Thought: Exploring Nutrition Information Resources (half-day workshop for library and literacy staff and volunteers)

This class will assist participants in locating authoritative information on nutrition and topics relating to nutrition. Background information on the importance of nutrition information to other health-related topics will be included, and resources for locating nutrition-related statistics and evidence-based practices will also be identified.

Class Objectives

  • Understand the relationship of the topic of nutrition to health outcomes, diseases, and conditions
  • Gain a basic understanding of nutrition vocabulary and identify sources for definitions of relevant terms
  • Identify important Internet sites for locating nutrition information
  • Identify additional resources which provide print resources on nutrition topics

There is no prerequisite for this class.

Shari Clifton, MLIS, AHIP will teach this class. Shari is the Associate Director and Head of Reference and Instructional Services at the Robert M. Bird Health Sciences Library, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.

Travel stipend for overnight stay may be available. You must be affiliated with a public library, library system, tribal library or literacy organization which is 60 miles or more from ODL to qualify for a travel stipend. Initial travel stipend paperwork must be returned to ODL before the class date. Contact Doris Dixon to request paperwork via email Doris.Dixon@libraries.ok.gov or phone (405) 522-3217. Stipend will be based on lodging receipt, up to $92. If lodging charges are less than $92, the contract will be written for the actual amount, not $92. Mileage also may be reimbursed at 30 cents/mile if you are paying for your own gas & cannot collect from your library/literacy organization. Stipend contracts will be made out to the library/literacy organization. It will be your responsibility to collect your reimbursement from such organization. No travel stipend contracts will be paid until the class has been attended and photocopied proof of overnight stay (if applicable) has been submitted to the Office of Library Development.

This class made possible by funding from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and the Oklahoma Department of Libraries.

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