Referrals

All materials and referrals to resources are provided by the Maine CDC WIC Nutrition Program for informational purposes only and do not constitute medical advice or endorsements of any particular products, services, messages, organizations or entities, or claims and representations as to their quality, content or accuracy or merchantability or fitness for any particular usage, application or purpose.

The web sites listed here can provide you with more information on a variety of topics. This list will be changing, so please come back often!

Programs for Maine Families

MaineCare
http://www.maine.gov/dhhs/OIAS/services/cubcare/CubCare.htm

SNAP (formerly Food Stamps Program)
http://www.maine.gov/dhhs/OIAS/snap/index.html

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
http://www.maine.gov/dhhs/OIAS/

General Assistance Program
http://www.maine.gov/dhhs/OIAS/services/general-assistance/index.html

Lead Prevention Program
http://www.maine.gov/dhhs/etl/lead/leadin.htm

Immunization Program
http://www.maine.gov/dhhs/boh/mip/

Maine Office of Substance Abuse
http://www.maine.gov/dhhs/osa/

Maine Department of Human Services
http://www.maine.gov/dhhs

Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention
http://www.mainepublichealth.gov

Maine Cardiovascular Health Council
http://www.mainecardiohealth.org

Maine Drinking Water Program
http://www.maine.gov/dhhs/eng/water/index.htm

Maine Youth Suicide Prevention
http://www.maine.gov/suicide/

Child Abuse Action Network
http://www.childabuseactionnetwork.com/

Maine Parent Federation (A private non-profit organization that provides information, support and training to parents and professionals through numerous grant-funded projects)
http://www.mpf.org

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Physical Activity

Healthy Maine Walks
http://www.healthymainewalks.org/

Bicycle Coalition of Maine
http://www.bikemaine.org/

You’re it. Get fit.
http://www.presidentschallenge.org

American Council on Exercise (ACE)
http://www.acefitness.org

Fit Facts
http://www.acefitness.org/fitfacts/

National Association for Health and Fitness
www.physicalfitness.org

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Healthy Eating and Nutrition

Cooperative Extension: Food and Health
http://extension.umaine.edu/food-health/

Maine Nutrition Council
http://www.mainenutritioncouncil.org

Maine Dairy and Nutrition Council
http://www.drinkmainemilk.org/

Choose My Plate
http://www.choosemyplate.gov

Aim for a Healthy Weight
http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/public/heart/obesity/lose_wt/index.htm

Fruits and Veggies More Matters
http://www.fruitsandveggiesmorematters.org/

Vegetarian Resource Group
http://www.vrg.org/

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National Nutrition and Health Programs

United States Food and Nutrition Service-has contact phone numbers for every state and tribal organization WIC program throughout the country
http://www.fns.usda.gov/fsn/

Nutrition Facts Panel on Food Labels
http://www.eatright.org/Public/content.aspx?id=10935

Health Eating, Nutrition and Obesity Prevention
http://www.nutrition.gov

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetic
http://www.eatright.org/

Women's Health
http://www.womenshealth.gov/

Healthfinder
http://www.healthfinder.gov/

National Center for Complementary Alternative Medicine
http://nccam.nih.gov

Disaster Preparedness: Family Readiness Kit
http://www.aap.org/family/frk/frkit.htm

Tips for those who take dietary supplements
http://ods.od.nih.gov/

American Heart Association - Tips for Understanding Trans Fats
http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/GettingHealthy/FatsAndOils/Fats101/Trans-Fats_UCM_301120_Article.jsp

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Breastfeeding

La Leche League International
http://www.lalecheleague.org

Breastfeeding.com-helpful tips and fun stories
http://www.breastfeeding.com

Practical breastfeeding information created by Lenore Goldfarb, Lactation Educator, Lactation Consultant and author.
http://www.asklenore.com/breastfeeding/abindex.shtml

Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine
http://www.bfmed.org

American Academy of Pediatrics
http://www.aap.org/breastfeeding

KellyMom: Breastfeeding and Parenting
http://www.kellymom.com

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Food Safety

BPA FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
Information on the chemical bisphenol A (BPA), present in some plastic bottles and cups.

Food Recalls
http://www.fda.gov/opacom/7alerts.html

Food Safety Project, Iowa State University Extension
http://www.extension.iastate.edu/foodsafety

Food Safety Information & Resources
http://foodsafety.cas.psu.edu

Food Safety Information Center
http://foodsafety.nal.usda.gov

"Thermy" Food Safety Campaign
http://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsis/topics/food-safety-education/teach-others/fsis-educational-campaigns/thermy/thermy

USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline
http://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsis/programs-and-services/contact-centers/usda-meat-and-poultry-hotline/usda-meat-and-poultry-hotline

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Raising Healthy Children

Zero to Three - Resource for raising children from birth to 3 years of age
http://www.zerotothree.org/index.htm

Bright Futures - Community initiative for children's health
http://www.brightfutures.org/index.html

Nutrition for Kids
http://www.nutritionforkids.com/

Kids Health
http://websrv01.kidshealth.org/parent/index.html

Nutrition Café: Nutrition interactive games for children
http://exhibits.pacsci.org/nutrition/

HealthyChildren, sponsored by the American Pediatric Association
http://healthychildren.org

"Don't Shake Jake" awareness program to educate the citizens of Maine to the risks of shaking a baby
http://www.dontshakejake.org

The Whole Child- Development from Birth through Age Five- Information presented in Public Broadcasting Service video series
http://www.pbs.org/wholechild/

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Children With Special Health Needs

Database of information on rare disorders.
http://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/

March of Dimes
http://www.modimes.org/

National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
http://www.nofas.org/

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Smoking

Partnership For A Tobacco-Free Maine
http://www.tobaccofreemaine.org

Information for women who smoke during pregnancy
http://www.legacyforhealth.org

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