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Contemporary issues in early childhood (CIEC)
CIEC is a peer-reviewed international research journal. The journal provides a forum for researchers and professionals who are exploring new and alternative perspectives in their work with young children (from birth to eight years of age) and their families.
Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO)
At the heart of FAO's efforts is achieving food security for all. Their aim is to make sure people have regular access to enough high-quality food to lead active, healthy lives. Their three main goals are: the eradication of hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition; the elimination of poverty and the driving forward of economic and social progress for all; and, the sustainable management and utilization of natural resources, including land, water, air, climate and genetic resources for the benefit of present and future generations.
National Council on Family Relations
A US organization providing a forum for family researchers, educators & practioners. National Council on Family Relations, founded in 1938, is the oldest multidisciplinary, nonpartisan professional organization focused solely on family research, practice and education.
National Health Information Center (USA)
The National health Information Center is a health information referral service. NHIC links people to organizations that provide reliable health information.
National Institute of Child Health & Human Development (NICHD)
NICHD ws founded to support the world's best minds in investigating human development throughout the entire life process, focusing on understanding developmental disabilities, including intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDDs), and illuminating important events that occur during pregnancy.
Policy Pointers - family, children and youth
Policypointers is an online facility created to enable those involved in government, academe and the media to gain rapid access to the research and conclusions of think tanks, institutes and government departments around the world on various topics including the family.
Research in Practice (RIP)
Research in Practice is a UK based organisation which aims at bridging the gaps between research, practice and service users’ lived experiences to improve practice and ultimately outcomes for children and families. RIP has a long heritage of supporting innovation and learning in social justice.
A United Nations organisation that helps build a world where the rights of every child are realized. UNICEF is committed to ensuring the survival of the child.
Other Web Sources
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
The CDC is one of the major operating components of the US Department of Health and Human Services.
Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion
The USDA Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion (CNPP) works to improve the health and well-being of Americans by developing and promoting dietary guidance that links scientific research to the nutrition needs of consumers.
Child Welfare Information Gateway
Child Welfare Information Gateway connects child welfare and related professionals to comprehensive information and resources to help protect children and strengthen families. On this website you will find the latest on topics from prevention to permanency, including child abuse and neglect, foster care, and adoption.
Food and Nutrition information Center
The Food and Nutrition Information Center - a leader in food and human nutrition information dissemination since 1971 - provides credible, accurate, and practical resources for nutrition and health professionals, educators, government personnel and consumers.
Food and Nutrition Service
The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) is an agency of USDA’s Food, Nutrition, and Consumer Services. Information provided here includes research reports.
This website is a product of the Congressionally chartered Federal Financial Literacy and Education Commission of the US, which is made up of more than 20 Federal entities that are coordinating and collaborating to strengthen financial capability and increase access to financial services for all Americans. The Commission was established by the Financial Literacy and Education Improvement Act, Title V of the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act of 2003 (P.L. 108-159).
Physical, mental and skin health for kids and teens
The website is devoted to children and teens. Information provided inlcudes why children and teens' mental health is so important, how fitness impacts the brain, in-school activity breaks and ideas for families to eat healthy diets.
Family & Consumer Sciences Associations