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Nutrition Resources

  • The Dairy Council’s Nutrition Explorations: Activity ideas for classrooms, and tips for parents, kids, and school food service

  • NetX - Nutrition Education of Texas: This site contains ideas and information on nutrition-based lessons and activities for teachers.

  • Team Nutrition: Team Nutrition is an initiative of the USDA Food and Nutrition Service to support the Child Nutrition Programs through training and technical assistance for foodservice, nutrition education for children and their caregivers, and school and community support for healthy eating and physical activity.

Physical Activity Resources

  • CDC, Healthy Youth: Includes data, statistics, and science-based strategies

  • Energizers! Classroom based physical activities that integrate physical activity with academic concepts.

  • PE Central: Includes nutrition health lesson ideas in addition to physical activity lessons.

Additional Resources

  • Action for Healthy Kids: A nonprofit organization formed specifically to address the epidemic of overweight, undernourished and sedentary youth by focusing on changes at school. Works in all states to improve children's nutrition and increase physical activity, which will in turn improve their readiness to learn.'

  • Alliance for a Healthier Generation: The Alliance is a partnership between the American Heart Association and the William J. Clinton Foundation. The goal of the Alliance is to stop the nationwide increase in childhood obesity by 2010 and to empower kids nationwide to make healthy lifestyle choices.

  • BAM! Body And Mind: Teacher’s Corner: This site is a resource for teachers to incorporate CDC health, safety, and science topics into the classroom. The site also offers students interactive content to investigate topics for school or for personal interest.

  • Healthy Kids Challenge: This site is a guide for schools, families and communities with healthy change ideas for kids.

  • Kids Health for Parents: Up-to-date information for parents on food, fitness, and more.

  • Kids Health in the Classroom: KidsHealth in the Classroom offers free health curriculum materials for all grades and subject areas. Each teacher's guide includes discussion questions, activities, and reproducible handouts and quizzes - all aligned to recently updated national health education standards.

  • Media Smart Youth: Eat, Think, and Be Active! is an interactive after-school education program for young people ages 11 to 13. It is designed to help teach them about the complex media world around them, and how it can affect their health--especially in the areas of nutrition and physical activity.

  • We Can! Ways to enhance children’s physical activity and nutrition.