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Eat Right
Call Number Author Title
613.2 Barnes-Svarney  Barnes-Svarney, Patricia L.,  The handy nutrition answer book 
613.2 Buettner   Buettner, Dan. The Blue Zones solution : eating and living like the world's healthiest people
613.2 Duyff 2012 Duyff, Roberta Larson. The American Dietetic Association complete food and nutrition guide.
613.28 Consumerlab's guide to buying vitamins & supplements: What's really in the bottle?
[PAR] 613.2 Nutrition   American Academy of Pediatrics Nutrition : what every parent needs to know 
613.2 Willett Willett, Walter. Eat, drink, and be healthy: The Harvard Medical School guide to healthy eating.
613.2 Walker Walker, W. Allan. Eat, play, and be healthy: The Harvard Medical School guide to healthy eating for kids.
613.2 Kessler Kessler, David A. The end of overeating : taking control of the insatiable American appetite.
618.9239 Family The family guide to fighting fat: A parent's guide to handling obesity and eating issues.
394.1 Schlosser Schlosser, Eric. Fast food nation: The dark side of the all-American meal.
618.24 Largeman-Roth Largeman-Roth, Frances. Feed the belly : the pregnant mom's healthy eating guide.
641.5 Bittman Bittman, Mark. The food matters cookbook : 500 revolutionary recipes for better living
613.2 Guiliano Guiliano, Mireille. French women don't get fat.*
618.2 Walker Walker, W. Allan. The Harvard Medical School guide to healthy eating during pregnancy.
613.2 Pollan Pollan, Michael. In defense of food : an eater's manifesto*
613.25 Mayo The Mayo Clinic diet .
616.8526 Wansik Wansik, Brian. Mindless eating: Why we eat more than we think.
613.2 2008 Clark Clark, Nancy. Nancy Clark's sports nutrition guidebook.
394.12 Pollan Pollan, Michael. The omnivore's dilemma: A natural history of four meals.*
613.7 Krieger Krieger, Ellie. Small changes, big results: A 12-week action plan to a better life.
613 Pratt Pratt, Steven G. Superfoods healthstyle: Proven strategies for lifelong health.
613.2 Nestle Nestle, Marion. What to eat: An aisle by aisle guide to savvy food choices and good eating. 
618.24 Murkoff Murkoff, Heidi. What to expect: Eating well when you're expecting.

*eBook / Audiobook available.

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Get Fit
Call Number Author Title
613.7046 Christensen Christensen, Alice. The American Yoga Association's beginner's manual.
613.7 Chabut Chabut, LaReine Exercise balls for dummies.
613.7 2007 Sharkey Sharkey, Brian J. Fitness and health.
613.71 2011 Schlosberg Schlosberg, Suzanne. Fitness for dummies.
613.7 Basedow Basedow, John. Fitness made simple: The power to change your body, the power to change your life.
613.7 Reynolds   Reynolds, Gretchen. The first 20 minutes : surprising science reveals how we can exercise better, train smarter, live longer
613.71  National National Institute on Aging Fitness over fifty.
615.82 Krucoff Krucoff, Carol. Healing moves: How to cure, relieve and prevent common ailments with exercise.
613.7 Mayo Mayo Clinic fitness for everybody.
613.7 2006 Simon Simon, Harvey B. The no sweat exercise plan: Lose weight, get healthy, and live longer.
613.71 Lyon   Lyon, Daniel.  The complete book of Pilates for men : the lifetime plan for strength, power, and peak performance 
613.71 Siler Siler, Brooke. The Pilates body: The ultimate at home guide.
612.82 Ratey Ratey, John J. Spark: The revolutionary new science of exercise and the brain.
613.71 Craig Craig, Colleen. Strength training on the ball.
613.7 Kolata Kolata, Gina Bari. Ultimate fitness: The quest for truth about exercise and health.
613.7176 Fenton Fenton, Mark. The complete guide to walking for health, weight loss, and fitness.
613.7046 Iyengar Iyengar, B. K. S. Yoga: The path to holistic health


For e-Books, Audiobooks, and Streaming Videos on Getting Fit, browse Overdrive and Hoopla.




Framingham Public Library's periodicals collection is a good place to look for information and ideas on a wide range of subjects. See the Periodicals Page for the full list of library magazines and newspapers. 





Cooking Light

Runnerís World

Eating Well






Menís Fitness

Vegetarian Times

Menís Health

Weight Watchers

Muscle and Fitness

Women's Health

     Natural Health

Yoga Journal

Read many of our magazines digitally on Zinio.


Videos & DVDs 

Many more videos available for Streaming on Overdrive and Hoopla.


Databases and e-Resources

Minuteman Library Network databases can be used from the library computers, or from home with your library card if you live in Framingham.

Health and Wellness Resource Center. Provides instant access to carefully compiled and trusted medical reference materials. Includes nearly 400 health/medical journals, numerous reference volumes, over 700 health videos from partner Healthology, Inc., hundreds of pamphlets and health-related articles from 2,200 general interest publications in addition to a broad collection of Gale reference titles. Material contained in this Resource Center is intended for informational purposes only.

Health Reference Center Academic. Use this database to find articles on: Fitness, Pregnancy, Medicine, Nutrition, Diseases, Public Health, Occupational Health & Safety, Alcohol and Drug Abuse, HMOs, Prescription Drugs, etc. The material contained in this database is intended for informational purposes only.

Credo: Click "Health & Medicine" and "Food, Drink & Nutrition." CREDO is a user-friendly search engine designed to help with research on thousands of topics. Just enter your search query (as you would in Google), and CREDO instantly scans millions of entries from over 70 publishers. Consider it your own private online reference library. Search results are drawn from the entire research collection, including images and sound files, enabling you to get relevant answers from a number of sources at once. Each reference title can also be accessed individually. New editions and new book titles are added regularly.
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Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL): Click "Medicine" and "Nation and World." The Gale Virtual Reference Library is a database of encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. Sources may be searched individually or together.
Titles of interest in GVRL:
The Gale Encyclopedia of Diets, 2013
Men's Health Concerns Sourcebook, 2009
Women's Health Concerns Sourcebook, 2013
Encyclopedia of Food and Culture, 2003

More databases (arranged by subject)




Framingham Resources

Framingham Conservation Commission
Details about Framingham's 400 acres of protected land that is open to the public, links to related organizations and places of interest.

Framingham Parks and Recreation Department
Offers an extensive array of sports and fitness activities for all areas. Administers town parks and recreational facilities.

General Resources

Let's Move.
Letís Move! is an initiative launched by First Lady Michelle Obama to help tackle the problem of obesity in children.

The Center for Science in the Public Interest.
This nonprofit education and advocacy organization focuses on improving the safety and quality of our food supply. 

Men's Fitness Online 
Provides links to practical articles, trendy but sound, on diet and fitness for varying levels. Fitness and Nutrition.
A federal government website managed by the Office on Womenís Health in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

The Food and Nutrition Information Center
Extraordinarily comprehensive. Use the Topics A-Z menu in this Department of Agriculture site to find more links than you can imagine on scores of topics--weight control, vegetarian nutrition, and much more. A searchable food composition database allows you to look up the nutrient content of thousands of foods.

The IDEA organization of fitness professionals provides fitness news and thorough, readable articles on fitness issues.

American Heart Association- Getting Healthy
The American Heart Association fitness site offers tips and advice based on fitness level and an online exercise diary.

Mayo Clinic 
Visit Healthy Lifestyle for short, readable articles on nutrition and fitness, including illustrated exercise programs for core strengthening, balance, and more. 

The National Library of Medicine site features up-to-date news and links to articles and sites for many aspects of food and nutrition or fitness and exercise. 
Federal meta-site links to the best food and nutrition information as well as to government programs, including WIC and food stamps.

The Nutrition Source 
The Harvard School of Public Health Department of Nutrition offers clear, balanced information and recent research.

President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports
Notable for its Resource Page, which provides extensive links to government fitness resources and to health and fitness organizations.

Websites change! Please email us if you have difficulty with a site on this list. We'll try to identify and correct the problem.


We Can Help!

For professional assistance locating the information you need:

  • Telephone the Main Library Reference Department at 508-532-5570, extension 4361. 

  • Email your questions through our "Ask A Librarian" page.

  • Visit the Main Library or the McAuliffe Branch for free access to the Internet and databases, and for assistance with research. 

To arrange a speaker or a group tour highlighting the libraryís practical information resources, call 508-532-5570, ext 4361 or email Michelle LeMonde-McIntyre at


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