Resources and Links

Resources at Brown

Health Education  401.863-2794
Located on the third floor of Health Services.
Confidential information or care is available through individual appointments or phone consultation with a Nutritionist to discuss the many types of eating concerns you may have regarding yourself, a friend, roommate or teammate. Health Education also offers workshops, pamphlets, and reading materials covering these and related issues. There are no fees for Health Education services.

University Health Services  401.863-3953            
Located at the corner of Brown and Charlesfield streets.
Confidential information and care is available on a walk-in, or by scheduled appointment basis. Care is available for initial, current or past disordered eating patients. There are no fees for medical care at Health Services. However, there may be fees incurred if laboratory tests, medications, specialist or emergency hospital care is needed.

Psychological Services  401.863-3476
Located on the fifth floor of J. Walter Wilson.
Confidential appointments are available at Psychological Services for students concerned about their eating issues. Guidance is also available for those who are concerned about a friend, roommate, or teammates' eating. Services include crisis intervention, short-term psychotherapy and referrals. There are no fees for appointments at Psychological Services.

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Links you can use

The American Dietetic Association
Daily Tips and Feature Topics often have articles of interest. By sending an email you can ask questions directly of registered dietitians in your area. Nutrition Network is a national referral service for registered dietitians in their areas nutrition. Award winning web site.

WebMD
The Nutrition section of WebMD includes a food and nutrition newsletter, a diet and fitness organizer and healthy recipes.

Center for Science in the Public Interest
At this web site you'll find articles from the Nutrition Action Healthletter; quizzes to help rate your diet and see how much you know about vitamins, fat and harmful bacteria; information on which food additives are safe or not; and guides to help you lower your blood pressure and reduce your cholesterol.

Cook it Quick 
This web site has many easy-to-cook meals and answers questions about nutrition and food safety. From the University of Nebraska.

Meals for You
This site has 8,000 recipes to choose from, plus cooking tips and newsletters.

Vegetarian Resource Group
This reliable source on vegetarian diets was given the top rating by the Tufts University Nutrition Navigator, a nutrition web site rating guide. Recipes, games and information on nutrients such as protein, calcium and iron included.

The American Dietetic Association Position Paper on Vegetarian Diets
The ADA states that appropriately planned vegetarian diets are healthful, are nutritionally adequate, and provide health benefits in the prevention and treatment of certain diseases

Indiana Soybean Board
This site provides updates on soybean research and has an online newsletter available with recipes.

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Weight Concerns

Health At Every Size (HAES)
HAES is a paradigm that says you don’t have to change your weight or size in order to improve your health. It isn’t a health promotion model that we hear much about, but it’s an approach that has been shown to have tremendous psychological and physiological benefits – without the pitfalls associated with traditional weight-focused interventions.

  • Click here to read about a study that compared HAES with a weight-centered progam.
  • Jon Robison, PhD, is a health educator and HAES specialist who has written some great articles about this new paradigm.
  • Karin Kratina, PhD, RD, is a nutritionist who has been at the forefront of HAES since the beginning. Her website is a wonderful resource for people interested in research resources and the daily practice of HAES.
  • Ellyn Satter, RD, specializes in promoting eating competence in children and adults, and helping adults to recover from experiences with dieting.

InteliHealth's Interactive Web Site on Weight Management
Run by Harvard Medical School, this web site offers sound advice on achieving a healthy weight, encourages fitness over rapid weight loss, and gives many links to other sites. You can calculate body mass index, read handy tips and current research articles on healthy weight management, and sign on for free newsletters.
 
The American Dietetic Association
Daily Tips and Feature Topics often have articles of interest. By sending an email you can ask questions directly of registered dietitians in your area. Nutrition Network is a national referral service for registered dietitians in their areas nutrition. Award winning web site.

Body Positive  
This site looks at ways we can feel good in the bodies we have. One of their slogans: "Remember, your body hears everything you think." Other topics on the web site: Size Acceptance; What do you say when everyone around you is dieting? 200 Ways to Love the Body You Have; Dieting Detox; Evaluating Weight Loss Programs: What are the Red Flags? Free subscription to email newsletter "Body Positive Pages."

WebMD  
The nutrition section of WebMD includes a food and nutrition newsletter, a diet and fitness organizer and healthy recipes.

Adios Barbie
As a project of Loveyourbody.org, the mission of this site is to promote healthy body image and self-image for people of all cultures and sizes.

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Eating Concerns & Body Image Concerns

Body Positive
This site looks at ways we can feel good in the bodies we have. One of their slogans: "Remember, your body hears everything you think." Other topics on the web site: Size Acceptance; What do you say when everyone around you is dieting? 200 Ways to Love the Body You Have; Dieting Detox; Evaluating Weight Loss Programs: What are the Red Flags? Free subscription to email newsletter "Body Positive Pages."

Health At Every Size (HAES)
HAES is a paradigm that says you don’t have to change your weight or size in order to improve your health. It isn’t a health promotion model that we hear much about, but it’s an approach that has been shown to have tremendous psychological and physiological benefits – without the pitfalls associated with traditional weight-focused interventions.

  • Click here to read about a study that compared HAES with a weight-centered progam.
  • Jon Robison, PhD, is a health educator and HAES specialist who has written some great articles about this new paradigm.
  • Karin Kratina, PhD, RD, is a nutritionist who has been at the forefront of HAES since the beginning. Her website is a wonderful resource for people interested in research resources and the daily practice of HAES.
  • Ellyn Satter, RD, specializes in promoting eating competence in children and adults, and helping adults to recover from experiences with dieting.

Something Fishy
This site provides signs of eating disorders, motivational support talks, information on cultural issues and how to help loved ones.

National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders

National Eating Disorders Association
This site provides general information about eating disorders and body image concerns, tips for helping a friend and referral sources.

Eating Disorders Referral and Information Center          
Provides information and treatment resources for all forms of eating disorders.

The American Dietetic Association
Articles from the ADA on eating disorders, including The Female Athlete, Compulsive Eating and Anorexia.

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Sports Nutrition

Gatorade Sports Science Institute
Go to the Sports Science Center on this site for articles by experts in exercise science and sports nutrition. Topics include supplements, hydration and sports psychology.

The Physician and Sports Medicine Online
The Personal Health section of this website has information on fitness, nutrition, strengthening exercises, weight control and women's health.

The American Dietetic Association
Articles from the ADA on eating disorders, including The Female Athlete, Compulsive Exercise and Anorexia.

American Heart Association
Go Red BetterU is a FREE 12-week online nutrition and fitness program that can makeover your heart. Each week will focus on a different area and provide step-by-step guidance. You’ll have access to everything from daily expert tips and an online journal to a downloadable coaching tool.

Intelihealth's Fitness Program
Extensive information on healthy ways to get fit, including articles on components of an exercise program, starting a fitness program, frequently asked questions and a body mass index calculator.

NCAA Handbook: Managing the Female Athlete Triad

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Disclaimer: Health Education is part of Health Services at Brown University. Health Education maintains this site as a resource for Brown students. This site is not intended to replace consultation with your medical providers. No site can replace real conversation. Health Education offers no endorsement of and assumes no liability for the currency, accuracy, or availability of the information on the sites we link to or the care provided by the resources listed. Health Services staff are available to treat and give medical advice to Brown University students only. If you are not a Brown student, but are in need of medical assistance please call your own health care provider or in case of an emergency, dial 911. Please contact us if you have comments, questions or suggestions.