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 Occupational Outlook Handbook:  www.bls.gov/oco/
Learn what workers do on the job, working conditions, the training and education needed, earnings, and expected job prospects in a wide range of occupations. Maintained by the U.S. Dept. of Labor
 Career Zone:  http://nycareerzone.org/
CareerZone is a free, career exploration and planning system designed especially for New York State students.  A product of the New York State Department of Labor and currently hosted by AT&T.
 Home Economics Resources www.educationindex.com/homeec/
Part of the Education Index®  "...a service of Hobsons, an international college and career publisher. Hobsons creates a link between education and commerce by providing information on education and job opportunities to students, teachers, advisers, and parents across the world. Our products and services guide students from the age of 14 through high school and college into the world of work, professional education, and training. Our most popular services in the United States include CollegeView® and the Hobsons Student Union."
Let's Move Educating students for better nutrition, this project includes the White House State Dinner for winners of the student cooking competition.  Free materials/resources.   http://www.letsmove.gov/
Spoons Across America Programs to promote agriculture literacy & awareness of the benefits of buying and eating locally.
USDA My Plate   The food plate graphic now replaces the old food pyramid, with tips for healthier eating habits: from the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture.
Jamie Oliver - School Dinners Web site promotes Chef Oliver's campaign to improve the nutritional value of school meals.
Nourish A California-based initiative to teach food literacy; PBS video available.
Active Kids Get Cooking A resource for UK teachers; encourages kids' cooking, activities and healthy choices.
Cooking Techniques (Times Video)  Video lessons on cooking techniques from the New York Times.  http://www.nytimes.com/video/cooking-techniques/?ref=dining
New York Apple Country New York Apple Country promotes and educates consumers about NYS apple varieties.  http://www.nyapplecountry.com
Association for Career and Technical Education [USA] ...national education association dedicated to the advancement of education that prepares youth and adults for careers."    ---from ACTE web site
Baby Names (Social Security Admin.) Help students find names for their bag-of-sugar babies at this web site which lists each year's most popular names for babies born during that year.
Kids Skin Health  from the American Academy of Dermatology Although designed for parents, this site could be useful for child-care lessons.

updated 3 Feb. 2015