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November 25th Richmond Instruction Session: Food/Nutrition Resources

  • Need to find literature on food and nutrition and their relationship to health?
  • Want to know the nutritive value of different kinds of foods, from broccoli to Big Macs?
  • Need to know the latest on E. coli?
  • Interested in how many fruits and vegetables Californians eat daily?
  • Want to know about quality sources of food/nutrition information for consumers?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then please come to the Sheldon Margen Public Health Library’s Food and Nutrition Resources class!

Topics covered will include:

  1. Using bibliographic databases such as Agricola to find journal articles on food and nutrition topics.
  2. Resources for finding the nutritive value of foods.
  3. Finding statistics on food consumption.
  4. Information on food safety and pesticides.
  5. Information for consumers or for developing consumer material.

Class: Food and Nutrition Resources
When: Tuesday, November 25, 2008, 10 – 11 AM
Where: CDPH Richmond Campus, Building C, Room 136
Audience: This class is intended for CDPH staff who are interested in learning about quality Internet resources on food/nutrition topics.

If you wish to attend, please RSVP by Friday, November 21st to Judy Bolstad at, or (510) 642-2510. If you RSVP with your job title, it may help us tailor the class to your needs. These one-hour training sessions are free to CDPH employees. Please obtain your supervisors approval to attend.

Library computer downtime on November 8

The following UC Berkeley Library web services will be unavailable from 10:00 p.m. to midnight on Saturday, November 8:

» Pathfinder
» Library websites
» Library hours & locations
» Search the Library Web
» Historic topographic maps and other digital collections
» Library blogs and wikis

Melvyl and the Next Generation Melvyl Pilot will still be available, as will our electronic journals and databases.