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Eat Right
Call Number Author Title
613.2 American American Academy of Pediatrics guide to your child's nutrition: Feeding children of all ages.
613.2 2006 Duyff 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?
613.2 O'Neil O'Neil, Carolyn. The dish: On eating healthy and being fabulous.
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.
613.7 Neporent Neporent, Liz. The fat-free truth: 239 real answers to the fitness and weight-loss questions you wonder about most.
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.*
613.7 Greene Greene, Bob. Get with the program!: Getting real about your health, weight, and emotional well-being.
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.
613.25 Wilder Wilder, Lora Brown. Nutrition and weight control for longevity.
394.12 Pollan Pollan, Michael. The omnivore's dilemma: A natural history of four meals.*
613.2 Jacobson Jacobson, Michael F. Restaurant confidential: The shocking truth about what you're really eating when you're eating out.
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.
613.7 Hill Hill, James O. The step diet book: Count steps, not calories to lose weight and keep it off forever.
613.2 2003 Fletcher Fletcher, Anne M. Thin for life: 10 keys to success for people who have lost weight and kept it off.
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.

*Audiobook available.

Get Fit
Call Number Author Title
613.7046 Christensen Christensen, Alice. The American Yoga Association's beginner's manual.
616.72 Key 2006 Key, Sarah The body in action: You can keep your joints young.
613.713 2003 Westcott Westcott, Wayne. Building strength & stamina.
613.7 Chabut Chabut, LaReine Exercise balls for dummies.
613.71 Kaehler Kaehler, Kathy. Fit and sexy for life: The hormone-free plan for staying slim, strong, and fabulous in your forties, fifties, and beyond.
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.
613.71  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 Men's The men's health home workout bible.
613.7 2006 Simon Simon, Harvey B. The no sweat exercise plan: Lose weight, get healthy, and live longer.
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.
613.7045 Neporent Neporent, Liz. The ultimate body: 10 perfect workouts for women.
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



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. 


Natural Health



Body & Soul


Cooking Light

Runnerís World

Eating Well






Maximum Fitness

Vegetarian Times

Menís Fitness

Weight Watchers

Menís Health

Women's Health

Muscle and Fitness

Yoga Journal


Videos & DVDs 



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

3 Fat Chicks ... on a Diet! (3FC)
News, diet evaluations, an online diet community, recipes, resources--and a sense of humor! Exercise. is a publicly held company that builds websites on specific topics. Its exercise section has articles and links on many subjects, including strength training, equipment, exercise for beginners and for seniors. You'll find answers to many of your questions here. Walking.
This site is focused on walking for exercise and contains useful tips and information for fitness walking.

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. 

Collage Video
They sell exercise videos and dvds, but they also offer detailed information and evaluations by staff, users, and fitness magazines. Searchable by fitness level and goal.

Fitness Online 
Provides links to practical articles, trendy but sound, on diet and fitness for varying levels, from the Weider fitness magazines for men and women. Online calculators for BMI, calories burned, even sleep deprivation are fun to use. 

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.

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

Mayo Clinic 
Visit Healthy Living 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.


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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. 

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