PARENTS

The resources in this area were selected to assist parents promoting healthy eating and active living in their home and to connect parents with resources in their community.

After School Physical Activity Website
Location: http://www.afterschoolpa.com/base.html
Description: Physical activities and games to serve as after school activities for children grades 4-8.

BAM! Activity Calendar
Location: http://www.bam.gov/sub_physicalactivity/cal_index.asp
Description: The Body and Mind (BAM!) program of the Center for Disease Control has developed an online activity calendar that allows parents and children to generate a weekly activity schedule.

Health Calculator: Body Mass Index
Location:http://www.self.com/calculatorsprograms/calculators/bodymassindex
Description: A health calculator that determines body mass index based on individual height and weight. Body Mass Index gives information about total body fat.

Health Calculator: Happy Weight
Location:http://www.self.com/calculatorsprograms/calculators/happyweight
Description: A health calculator that determines your healthy weight based on height, ages, and health behaviors.

Kids in the Kitchen
Location: http://www.fruitsandveggiesmorematters.org/?page_id=83
Description: A list a ways to get children involved in shopping, cooking, and healthy eating.

Kohl’s Cares for Healthy Kids
Location: www.KohlsHurleyKids.com
Description: A website designed to help kids and families eat better.

Let’s Move! : Let’s Make Progress
Location:http://www.letsmove.gov/sites/letsmove.gov/files/Goal_Tracking_1.pdf
Description: A goal tracker chart that allows you to set healthy eating and physical activity goals and follow your progress.

Pack Assorted Colors for Kids: Track Your Progress
Location: http://www.fruitsandveggiesmorematters.org/wp-content/uploads/UserFiles/File/pdf/kids/pack_week_2010/PACK_Week_TrackingSheet.pdf
Description: A fruit and vegetable tracker

Tips for Families
Location: http://www.fns.usda.gov/tn/Resources/mpk_tips.pdf
Description: Tips for families about nutrition and physical activity.

Top 10 Ways to Get Kids Involved in Healthy Cooking & Shopping
Location: http://www.fruitsandveggiesmorematters.org/?page_id=1475
Description: A list of 10 ways for parents to get children involved in healthy cooking and
shopping.

Commit to Fit!
Fit-Kit Communications Toolkit
Location: www.commit-2-fit.org
Description: Commit to Fit! is a county-wide initiative focused on improving the practice of healthy behaviors. Your organization can help play a vital role in spreading the word about the importance of fitness activity and healthy living. The fit kit is designed to make it easy for you to share the Commit to Fit! story with your employees, members, patients, customers, students, and other key audiences.

Colgate Kids: Resources
Location: http://www.colgate.com/app/Kids-World/US/HomePage.cvsp
Description: Colgate Kids provides answers to child-related oral health questions, as well as activities parents can do with their children to teach them the importance of dental hygiene.

Youth Activities
Location: http://www.fns.usda.gov/tn/Resources/cnak_2Youth.pdf
Description: These activities are designed to help children expand the variety of foods in their diet. Add more fruits, vegetables, and whole grains to what they already eat and construct a diet lower in fat.

USDA
Resources Library
Empowering Youth with Nutrition and Physical Activity
Location:http://teamnutrition.usda.gov/Resources/empoweringyouth.html
Description: These engaging interactive modules include: user-friendly information about the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, MyPyramid, and the Nutrition Facts Label, strategies for positive role modeling, innovative learning activities including a MyPyramid Challenge, and a road map of and links to the EY manual. The modules are designed to motivate teachers and caregivers to become informed, positive role models. The module activities can also be used with youth.

Nourish Interactive
Family Nutrition Tips and Tools
Location: http://www.nourishinteractive.com/parents_area/overview
This website offers healthy tips with free pintables, grocery, cooking, and recipes, nutrition tools, dietitian advice, and other resources.

 

 

Community Gardens

Youth and Community Food
Growing Healthy Youth and Healthy Communities
Location: http://miyouthandfood.msu.edu/
Description: The goal of the Youth and Community Food is to support and enhance the capacity of school and community food projects across Michigan through technical assistance, networking, participatory research and outreach.

Growing Hope
Location: http://growinghope.net/about
Location: The mission of Growing Hope is to help people improve their lives and communities through gardening and healthy food access.

Garden Resource Program Collaborative
Location: http://detroitagriculture.org/grp_Website/About_Us.html
Description: The Greening of Detroit, Detroit Agriculture Network, EarthWorks Urban Farm/Capuchin Soup Kitchen, and Michigan State University work in partnership with over 185 other organizations and hundreds of individuals to support urban gardening and farming initiatives in Detroit, Hamtramck, and Highland Park.

Kids Gardening
Helping Young Minds Grow
Location: http://www.kidsgardening.org/
Description: To promote home, school, and community gardening as a means to renew and sustain the essential connections between people, plants and the environment.

Gardening Matters
Location: http://www.gardeningmatters.org/resources/youth
Description: This website includes resources for gardening with youth and links to books about community gardening with kids.

 

National Gardening Association
Location: http://assoc.garden.org/
Description: As a nonprofit leader in plant-based education, our vision is to make available free educational plant-based materials, grants, and resources that speak to young minds, educators, youth and community organizations, and the general gardening public in five core areas; education, health and wellness, environmental stewardship, community development, and home gardening.

American Community Gardening Association
Location: http://www.communitygarden.org/
Description: The Mission of the American Community Gardening Association is to build community by increasing and enhancing community gardening and greening across the United States and Canada.

American Heart Association – 10 Healthy Cooking Tips
Location: http://www.heart.org/idc/groups/heart-public/@wcm/@global/documents/downloadable/ucm_321857.pdf
Description: A list of tips for healthy cooking at home.

American Heart Association – Healthy Foods Under $1
Location: http://www.heart.org/idc/groups/heart-public/@wcm/@global/documents/downloadable/ucm_321929.pdf
Description:  A list of healthy foods that cost under $1.

American Heart Association – Smart Sack-Lunching
Location: http://www.heart.org/idc/groups/heart-public/@wcm/@global/documents/downloadable/ucm_321863.pdf
Description: Tips for packing a smart lunch and a quick guide to portioning.

American Heart Association – Smart Snacking
Location: http://www.heart.org/idc/groups/heart-public/@wcm/@global/documents/downloadable/ucm_321864.pdf
Description: Tips on healthy snack options for various food cravings.

Changing Your Habits: Steps to Better Health
Location:http://win.niddk.nih.gov/Publications/PDFs/Changing_Your_Habits.pdf
Description: Steps for health behavior change using the Transtheoretical Model (TTM).

Chef Solus’ Favorite Family Nutrition and Mealtime Tips
Location:http://www.nourishinteractive.com/free_printables/family_nutrition_handouts/kids_nutrition_tips.pdf
Description: Nutrition tips for the family and mealtime preparation.

Chef Solus Healthy Snack Suggestions for Kids
Location:http://www.nourishinteractive.com/free_printables/healthy_family_snacking_foods_list_kids_healthy_fun_snack_food_tips_sheet_healthier_families_snack_ideas.pdf
Description: Tips for making healthy snacks for children.

FitCity: Eating Better on a Budget
Location:http://www.fitcityindy.org/userfiles/Eat%20Better%20on%20a%20Budget.pdf
Description: The FitCity Indianapolis campaign has put together resources for parents about nutritional health and tips.

 

 

FitCity: Portion Size
Location:http://www.fitcityindy.org/userfiles/Dish%20Out%20the%20Right%20Portion%20Size.pdf
Description: The FitCity Indianapolis campaign has put together resources for parents about nutritional health and tips.

Healthy Eating & Physical Activity Across Your Lifespan
Location:http://win.niddk.nih.gov/publications/PDFs/helpingyourchild.pdf
Description: A handbook providing tips for healthy nutrition and physical activity recommendations.

Kids and Food: 10 Tips for Parents
Location:http://kidshealth.org/parent/nutrition_center/healthy_eating/eating_tips.html
Description: A healthy eating tip sheet with 10 key rules of healthy eating for parents.

Let’s Move: Healthy Families
Location: http://www.letsmove.gov/healthy-families
Description: A list of tips for creating healthy families through healthy nutrition and behaviors.

Making Smart Choices: Power of Planning
Location: http://www.fns.usda.gov/eatsmartplayhardhealthylifestyle/SmartChoices/powerofplanning.htm
Description: Tips about planning ahead in order to achieve a healthy lifestyle

Nutrition for Children and Teens: Helping Your Kids Develop Healthy Eating Habits
Location:http://www.helpguide.org/life/healthy_eating_children_teens.htm
Description: Tips for helping children develop healthy eating habits and behaviors.

Pack Assorted Colors for Kids: Fruit & Veggie Nutrition and Serving Sizes
Location: http://www.fruitsandveggiesmorematters.org/?page_id=1922
Description: Recommendations for sources of vitamin and mineral intake.

Picky Eaters Tips
Location:http://www.nourishinteractive.com/free_printables/family_nutrition_handouts/picky_eaters_kids_healthy_foods_ideas_parenting_tips_for_picky_eaters.pdf
Description: A tip sheet about handling children that are picky eaters.

 

 

Self Nutrition Data
Know what you eat
Location: http://nutritiondata.self.com/
This website offers a variety of tools to help with nutrition information. This website can help you figure out BMI, Track, Analyze recipes, and even look up foods by nutrients, along with articles containing nutrition tips.

Girlshealth.gov
For parents and caregivers
Location: Girlshealth.gov/parents
Description: This website offers advice on nutrition and physical activity for girls ages 10-14.

Weight Management and Obesity Resource List (2009)
Location:http://www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/pubs/bibs/topics/weight/consumer.pdf

Discription: There are more then 150 books, brochures, and articles on weight management and obesity. They were all selected from the National Agricultural Library’s Food and Nutrition Information site.

101 Physical Activities for Parents and Children
Location: http://www.parentingwithfamilyplay.com/index.html#HOME
Description: An online book containing 101 fun filled exercises for parents and children. These exercises include picture illustrations and aid in the building of healthy vestibular, sensory, and motor systems.

Be Active Your Way: A Guide for Adults
Location: http://www.health.gov/paguidelines/pdf/adultguide.pdf
Description: In the guide, you can read how you can fit physical activity into your life. The Guide is based on the 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. It can help you decide the number of days, types of activities, and times that fit your schedule.

Be Active Your Way: A Fact Sheet for Adults
Location: http://www.health.gov/paguidelines/pdf/fs_adult.pdf
Description: Summarizes the basic information in the 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans and provides examples of physical activity to help you get started.

Center for Disease Control: Adding Physical Activity to Your Life
Location:http://www.cdc.gov/physicalactivity/downloads/pa_examples.pdf
Description: Example of Weekly Physical Activity Routines.

Exercise & Physical Activity
Location: http://www.nia.nih.gov/NR/rdonlyres/E2A819E3-8BAA-46AA-89E8-321B527D8A2B/0/ExerciseGuide_FINAL_Aug2010.pdf
Description: This guide is the centerpiece of Go4Life, NIA’s national campaign to help you fit exercise and physical activity into your daily life.

Fruit, Vegetable, and Physical Activity Online Guide: Toolbox for Community Educators
Location: http://www.network-toolbox.net/en/pdf/AllLessons.pdf
Description: The Toolbox Kit and was created so that you and other community educators can easily teach low-income adults about eating the recommended amount of fruits and vegetables and enjoying physical activity every day. Each item in the Toolbox was tested with the target community to make sure it is culturally appropriate.

Family Education
Teen Exercise
Location: http://life.familyeducation.com/teen/fitness/34463.html
Description: This website offers advice and answer to questions about how to get your teen active

Let’s Move! : Family Activities
Location:http://www.letsmove.gov/sites/letsmove.gov/files/Family_Activities_1.pdf
Description: A guide to incorporating physical activity into family activities.

NCPAD
Disabilities and conditions
Location: http://ncpad.org/disability/
Description: This website has a variety of articles on exercise for people with different disabilities; these articles are about disabilities ranging from Cerebral Palsy to hypertension. Some even include videos of the exercises being performed or pictures.

Physical Activity and Health
Location: http://www.fitness.gov/adults.pdf
Description: A fact sheet about physical activity and health.

SELF Workout Builder
Location: http://workouts.self.com/
Description: Create your own custom workout with SELF Workout builder in 3 easy steps

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans
Location: http://www.health.gov/paguidelines/guidelines/chapter7.aspx
Description: This is article gives information about physical activity for adults with disabilities.

The University of Iowa Health Care
Quick Guide to Aerobic Exercise for People who use Wheelchairs
Location:http://www.healthcare.uiowa.edu/cdd/patients/wcexercise.asp
Description: This website gives examples of exercises that can be performed in wheelchairs throughout the day or at set workout times. It also includes definitions for aerobic exercise and some information about heart rates while exercising.

Wheelchair exercise
Location: http://www.livestrong.com/wheelchair-exercise/
Description: This website contains articles to help with exercise in a wheelchair.

Yoga Poses
Location: http://www.yogajournal.com/poses/finder/browse_categories
Description: This website offers examples of different yoga poses including seated, standing, arm balances, core, and bends.

Girlshealth.gov
For parents and caregivers
Location: Girlshealth.gov/parents
Description: This website offers advice on nutrition and physical activity for girls ages 10-14.

Breastfeeding has been shown to have substantial health benefits for children. Research has shown that the longer and the more exclusively babies breastfeed, the better their health outcomes.

According to Dr. Joan Younger Meek, United States Breastfeeding Chairperson, “the duration of breastfeeding has been shown to be inversely related to overweight–meaning that the longer the duration of breastfeeding, the lower the odds of overweight.”  http://www.usbreastfeeding.org/NewsInformation/NewsRoom/201002PreventingObesityBeginsatBirth/tabid/169/Default.aspx

Local Breastfeeding Resources

Genesee County Breastfeeding Coalition
This Coalition is supporting breastfeeding through education and advocating for policy change. For more information contact:
Community Education & Awareness   810.237.6166

 

 

 

Each of the hospitals in Genesee County offers support and classes to breastfeeding mothers…

Genesys Regional Medical Center

  • Lactation Support/Outpatient Breastfeeding Clinic 810.606.5898
  • Breastfeeding classes  810.606.5898
  • After Hours Nursery  810.606.5840
  • Maternal-Infant Health Program & Healthy Start  810.603.8623

Website:http://www.genesys.org/GRMCWeb.nsf/0/212B2AF3A05D5D0285257323005B9409?Open

 

Hurley Medical Center

  • Maternal-Infant Health Program & Healthy Start  810.262.9317
  • Lactation Consultants  810.262.9480
  • Breastfeeding classes  1.888.611.4462  

Website: http://hurleymc.com/?id=572&sid=1

McLaren Regional Medical Center

  • Lactation Consultant  810.342.4887
  • Breastfeeding classes  810.342.4896

Website: http://www.mclarenregional.org/body.cfm?id=1214

 

OTHER COMMUNITY SUPPORT

La Leche League
Genesee County/Grand Blanc ~ Amanda at 810.836.5649 orajd021406@yahoo.com  or Jodi at 810.695.7674 or Pam atbripam4@gmail.com
Fenton ~ Rebecca at 810.714.5106 or
violets-and-lilies@sbcglobal.net or Marta at 810.208.0422 orshaw.marta@gmail.com or Kelsie at 810.869.1751 orxkels81@yahoo.com

WIC (Women, Infants & Children) Program
Breastfeeding Peer Counselors 810.237.4606
Genesee
http://www.wichealth.org/members-home.aspx?conn=Dial%20Up

Breastfeeding Community Directory
http://doulascare.org/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/breastfeeding.pdf

 

Other Breastfeeding Resources

Pregnancy & Newborns
Location:http://kidshealth.org/parent/pregnancy_newborn/index.html#cat20737
Description: Take care of yourself and your growing family by getting the advice that all new parents and parents-to-be need. Read about baby proofing your home, breastfeeding, preventing SIDS, how to stay healthy during pregnancy, coping with colic, what to expect on the first day of life, and much more.

Pregnancy
Location: http://www.womenshealth.gov/pregnancy/getting-ready/birthing-parenting-class.cfm
Description: Information about childbirth, breastfeeding, and parenting classes.

Breastfeeding
Location: http://www.womenshealth.gov/pregnancy/getting-ready/breastfeeding.cfm
Description: Contains information about the benefits of breastfeeding for both you and your baby that will enable you to make an informed choice about whether to breastfeed or bottle-feed your baby.

Your Guide to Breastfeeding
Location: http://www.womenshealth.gov/publications/our-publications/breastfeeding-guide/
Description: This easy-to-read publication provides women the how-to information and support needed to breastfeed successfully. It explains why breastfeeding is best for baby, mom, and society and how loved ones can support a mother’s decision to breastfeed. Expert tips and illustrations help new moms learn how to breastfeed comfortably and how to overcome common challenges. The wisdom of real moms is shared in personal stories that reassure and encourage.

Breastfeeding
Location: http://www.womenshealth.gov/breastfeeding/
Description: The experience of breastfeeding is special for so many reasons – the joyful bonding with your baby, the cost savings, and the health benefits for both mother and baby. Read on for tips and suggestions to help you successfully breastfeed

Breastfeeding Fact Sheet
Location: http://www.womenshealth.gov/publications/our-publications/fact-sheet/breastfeeding.cfm
Description: Features frequently asked questions about feeding you baby and breastfeeding.

Depression During and After Pregnancy
Location: http://www.womenshealth.gov/publications/our-publications/fact-sheet/depression-pregnancy.cfm
Description: Frequently asked questions about depression both during pregnancy and after childbirth.

Daily Food Plan for Pregnant & Breastfeeding
Location: http://www.mypyramidtracker.gov/planner/launch.aspx

Description: Interactive site that allows pregnant and breastfeeding mother to create a daily food plan.  Your food plan will show you the foods and amounts that are right for you. Enter your information for a quick estimate of what and how much you need to eat

A Healthier You
Location:http://www.health.gov/dietaryguidelines/dga2005/healthieryou/html/recipes.html
Description: A list of 100 fun, easy, and delicious heart-healthy recipes. Developed by the National Institute of Health (NIH), these recipes do not require advanced cooking skills and can be completed in less than 90 minutes.

Delicious Decisions Recipes
Location: http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/dd/recipeBrowse.jsp
Description: A list of recipes from the American Heart Association to combat cardiovascular disease. These heart-healthy recipes include meal options from appetizers to desserts.

Delicious Heart Healthy Latino Recipes
Location:http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/public/heart/other/sp_recip.pdf
Description: Available in both Spanish and English, this cookbook compiles heart-healthy recipes for traditional Latino cuisines. Developed by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, this cookbook seeks to promote and encourage healthy eating behaviors in effort to reduce heart attack and stroke within in the Latino community. Recipes of appetizers, soups, entrees, side dishes, sauces, desserts, beverages, and vegetarian meals are provided.

Diabetic Meals
Location: http://www.diabetes.org/food-and-fitness/food/recipes/?utm_source=WWW&utm_medium=DropDownFF&utm_content=Recipes&utm_campaign=CON
Description: A list of diabetic meals made available by the American Diabetes Association.

Eating Well: ACE Get Fit Recipes – Appetizers
Location: http://www.acefitness.org/healthyrecipes/recipes.aspx?dishtype=appetizers
Description: Eatingwell.com and the American Council on Exercise (ACE) have collaborated to provide a list of healthy appetizer recipes. These recipes consist of diabetes appropriate, gluten free healthy weight, heart healthy, high fiber, low calorie, low carb, low cholesterol, low saturated fat, low salt, low fat, and/or low sodium options.

Eating Well: ACE Get Fit Recipes – Beverages
Location: http://www.acefitness.org/healthyrecipes/recipes.aspx?dishtype=beverages
Description: Eatingwell.com and the American Council on Exercise (ACE) have collaborated to provide a list of healthy beverage recipes. These recipes consist of diabetes appropriate, gluten free healthy weight, heart healthy, high fiber, low calorie, low carb, low cholesterol, low saturated fat, low salt, low fat, and/or low sodium options.

 

Eating Well: ACE Get Fit Recipes – Salads
Location: http://www.acefitness.org/healthyrecipes/recipes.aspx?dishtype=Salad
Description: Eatingwell.com and the American Council on Exercise (ACE) have collaborated to provide a list of healthy salad recipes. These recipes consist of diabetes appropriate, gluten free healthy weight, heart healthy, high fiber, low calorie, low carb, low cholesterol, low saturated fat, low salt, low fat, and/or low sodium options.

Eating Well: ACE Get Fit Recipes – Soups and Stews
Location: http://www.acefitness.org/healthyrecipes/recipes.aspx?dishtype=Soups/Stews
Description: Eatingwell.com and the American Council on Exercise (ACE) have collaborated to provide a list of healthy soup and stew recipes. These recipes consist of diabetes appropriate, gluten free healthy weight, heart healthy, high fiber, low calorie, low carb, low cholesterol, low saturated fat, low salt, low fat, and/or low sodium options.

Eating Well: ACE Get Fit Recipes – Main Dishes
Location: http://www.acefitness.org/healthyrecipes/recipes.aspx?dishtype=Main%20Dish
Description: Eatingwell.com and the American Council on Exercise (ACE) have collaborated to provide a list of main dish recipes. These recipes consist of diabetes appropriate, gluten free healthy weight, heart healthy, high fiber, low calorie, low carb, low cholesterol, low saturated fat, low salt, low fat, and/or low sodium options.

Eating Well: ACE Get Fit Recipes – Side Dishes
Location: http://www.acefitness.org/healthyrecipes/recipes.aspx?dishtype=Side%20Dishes
Description: Eatingwell.com and the American Council on Exercise (ACE) have collaborated to provide a list of side dish recipes. These recipes consist of diabetes appropriate, gluten free healthy weight, heart healthy, high fiber, low calorie, low carb, low cholesterol, low saturated fat, low salt, low fat, and/or low sodium options.

Eating Well: ACE Get Fit Recipes – Desserts and Baked Goods
Location: http://www.acefitness.org/healthyrecipes/recipes.aspx?dishtype=desserts
Description: Eatingwell.com and the American Council on Exercise (ACE) have collaborated to provide a list of dessert and baked good recipes. These recipes consist of diabetes appropriate, gluten free healthy weight, heart healthy, high fiber, low calorie, low carb, low cholesterol, low saturated fat, low salt, low fat, and/or low sodium options.

Eating Well: ACE Get Fit Recipes – Sauces and Dressings
Location: http://www.acefitness.org/healthyrecipes/recipes.aspx?dishtype=Sauces,%20Savory
Description: Eatingwell.com and the American Council on Exercise (ACE) have collaborated to provide a list of sauce and dressing recipes. These recipes consist of diabetes appropriate, gluten free healthy weight, heart healthy, high fiber, low calorie, low carb, low cholesterol, low saturated fat, low salt, low fat, and/or low sodium options.

 

 

Go Red for Women Heart Healthy Recipes: Breakfast
Location:http://www.goredforwomen.org/BetterU/RecipesSearch.aspx?Keywords=&Meal=Breakfast
Description: A list of three easy-to-prepare, heart healthy breakfast recipes.

Go Red for Women Heart Healthy Recipes: Lunch
Location:http://www.goredforwomen.org/BetterU/RecipesSearch.aspx?Keywords=&Meal=Lunch
Description: A list of easy-to-prepare, heart healthy lunch recipes.

Go Red for Women Heart Healthy Recipes: Dinner
Location:http://www.goredforwomen.org/BetterU/RecipesSearch.aspx?Keywords=&Meal=Dinner
Description: A list of easy-to-prepare, heart healthy dinner recipes.

Go Red for Women Heart Healthy Recipes: Healthy Snacks
Location:http://www.goredforwomen.org/BetterU/RecipesSearch.aspx?Keywords=&Meal=Snacks
Description: A list of easy-to-prepare, heart healthy snack recipes.

Go Red for Women Heart Healthy Recipes: Delicious Desserts
Location:http://www.goredforwomen.org/BetterU/RecipesSearch.aspx?Keywords=&Meal=Dessert
Description: A list of easy-to-prepare, heart healthy dessert recipes.

Healthy Every Week: Appetizer Recipes
Location: http://www.foodnetwork.com/healthy-every-week-appetizers-recipes/package/index.html
Description: A list of healthy appetizers made available by the Food Network.

Healthy Living Recipes
Location: http://www.healthylivingmagazine.ca/Recipe
Description: A list of healthy recipes made available by Healthy Living Magazine.

Healthy Recipes: Low Cholesterol
Location:http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Conditions/Cholesterol/CholesterolToolsResources/Low-Cholesterol-Recipes_UCM_305655_Article.jsp
Description: A list of low cholesterol recipes made available by the American Heart Association. This list contains breakfast, salads, side dishes, main dishes, and dessert options.

 

 

Healthy Recipes: Low Sodium
Location:http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Conditions/HighBloodPressure/HighBloodPressureToolsResources/Low-Sodium-Recipes_UCM_306800_Article.jsp
Description: A list of low sodium recipes made available by the American Heart Association. This list contains snacks, appetizers, breakfast, side dishes, main dishes, and dessert options.

Healthy Recipes: Diabetes Friendly
Location:http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Conditions/Diabetes/DiabetesToolsResources/Diabetes-Friendly-Recipes_UCM_313900_Article.jsp
Description: A list of diabetes friendly recipes made available by the American Heart Association. This list contains snacks, appetizers, breakfast, salads, side dishes, main dishes, and dessert options.

Healthy Recipes: Heart Healthy
Location: http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/GettingHealthy/Heart-Healthy-Recipes_UCM_424174_Article.jsp
Description: A list of three heart healthy recipes- 1) Spanish Tacos, 2) Asian Chicken and Vegetable Stew, and 3) Broiled Orange Roughy Parmesan.

Heart Healthy Home Cooking African American Style
Location:http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/public/heart/other/chdblack/cooking.pdf
Description: This heart-healthy, low saturated fat, low cholesterol, and low sodium cookbook compiles many African American favorite and “soul food” recipes in effort to promote healthy eating and protect families from heart disease and stroke.

Keep the Beat
Location:http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/public/heart/other/ktb_recipebk/ktb_recipebk.pdf
Description: Developed by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute this cookbook seeks to help Americans keep their hearts strong by reducing their intake of calories,
fat, especially saturated fat, cholesterol, and sodium.

Mayo Clinic: DASH Diet Recipes
Location: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/dash-diet-recipes/RE00089
Description: The Mayo Clinic has provided a list of recipes that follow the DASH diet. The DASH diet is a diet plan that seeks to reduce high blood pressure. This list contains appetizers, beverages, bread, dessert, main dishes, salads, sandwiches, sauce and dressings, side dishes, and soup options.

 

 

Mayo Clinic: Heart-Healthy Recipes
Location:  http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/heart-healthy-recipes/RE00098
Description: The Mayo Clinic has provided a list of heart healthy recipes. This list contains appetizers, beverages, bread, dessert, main dishes, salads, sandwiches, sauce and dressings, side dishes, and soup options.

Mayo Clinic: Low-Sodium Recipes
Location: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/low-sodium-recipes/RE00101
Description: The Mayo Clinic has provided a list of low-sodium recipes. According to the Mayo Clinic, these recipes contain no more than 140 milligrams of sodium per serving. This list includes appetizers, beverages, bread, dessert, main dishes, salads, sandwiches, sauce and dressings, side dishes, and soup options.

Mayo Clinic: Diabetes Meal Plan Recipes
Location: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/diabetes-recipes/RE00091
Description: The Mayo Clinic has provided a list of diabetes-friendly recipes. This list contains appetizers, beverages, bread, dessert, main dishes, salads, sandwiches, sauce and dressings, side dishes, and soup options.

Mayo Clinic: High-Fiber Recipes
Location: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/high-fiber-recipes/RE00099
Description: The Mayo Clinic has provided a list of high-fiber recipes. This list contains appetizers, beverages, desserts, main dishes, salads, sandwiches, side dishes, and soup options.

Mayo Clinic: Meatless Recipes
Location: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/meatless-recipes/RE00104
Description: The Mayo Clinic has provided a list of meatless recipes. These recipes make use of fruits, vegetables, grains, beans, legumes, and nuts in the form of appetizers, beverages, breads, desserts, main dishes, salads, sandwiches, sauces and dressings, side dishes, and soups.

Mayo Clinic: Healthy-Carb Recipes
Location: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/healthy-carb-recipes/RE00097
Description: The Mayo Clinic has provided a list of healthy-carb recipes. According to the Mayo Clinic, these recipes include whole fruits and vegetables, at least 50 percent whole grains, and contain no more than 1 teaspoon (4 grams) of sugars per serving. This list contains appetizers, beverages, breads, desserts, main dishes, salads, sandwiches, sauce and dressings, side dishes, and soup options.

Mayo Clinic: Low-Fat Recipes
Location: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/low-fat-recipes/RE00100
Description: The Mayo Clinic has provided a list of low-fat recipes. According to the Mayo Clinic, these recipes contain no more than 3 grams of fat per serving. This list contains appetizers, beverages, breads, desserts, main dishes, salads, sandwiches, sauce and dressings, side dishes, and soup options.

Rachael Ray’s Yum-o Recipes
Location: http://www.yum-o.org/browse_recipes.php
Description: A list of recipes developed to empower kids and their families to develop healthy relationships with food and cooking.

Small Step Adult & Teen: Eating Better
Location: http://www.smallstep.gov/eb/recipes.html
Description: A list of recipes, that range from appetizers to desserts, that the whole family will enjoy. Each is prepared in a certain way or uses an ingredient that helps to make healthy eating choices simple and tasty.

Smart Start Recipes: Make It Quick and Easy
Location:http://www.fns.usda.gov/eatsmartplayhardhealthylifestyle/QuickandEasy/smartstartrecipes.htm
Description: A list of quick and easy recipes for a healthy lifestyle. This list contains salads, entrees, soups, side dishes, and desserts.

Stay Young at Heart
Location:http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/public/heart/other/syah/syahrecp.htm
Description: A list of heart-healthy recipes developed by the National Institute of Health (NIH).

Vegan Recipes
Location: http://www.chooseveg.com/vegan-recipes.asp
Description: This website has hundreds of vegan recipes. Including recipes for breakfast, dinner, lunch, snacks, soups, desserts, and tips for cooking vegan. There is also a free vegan starter kit available.

Vegan & Vegetarian Kids and Teens
Location: http://www.vegkitchen.com/kid-friendly-recipes/
Description: This website has recipes for kids, healthy lunch ideas, tips for family meals, and recipes for making homemade baby food.

We Can! Fun Family Recipes and Tips
Location:http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/public/heart/obesity/wecan/eat-right/fun-family-recipes.htm
Description: Ways to Enhance Children’s Activity & Nutrition (We Can!) is a program of the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute that seeks to reduce fat and caloric intake in effort to promote heart healthy cooking options and enhance health. We Can provides a list of heart healthy recipes and tips for healthy eating.

Nourish Interactive
Location: http://www.nourishinteractive.com/free_healthy_recipes

Description: Free healthy recipes and easy family cooking tools.

An Open Food Revolution
Location: http://documents.openideo.net/open-food-revolution_llm_nw_low-res_spreads.pdf
Description: This book captures the process and results of an open innovation challenge, hosted by Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution and IDEO.

California Convergence
Location: http://www.californiaconvergence.org/
Description: California Convergence is a collective voice for policy and systems change to create health equity in neighborhoods through improved environments for healthy eating and physical activity.

Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2010
Location:http://www.cnpp.usda.gov/Publications/DietaryGuidelines/2010/PolicyDoc/PolicyDoc.pdf
Description: Nutrition advice for people age 2 years and older.

Fighting Junk Food Marketing to Kids: A toolkit for Advocates
Location: http://www.bmsg.org/pdfs/BMSG_Junk_Food_toolkit.pdf
Description: A toolkit for on fighting junk food marketing to kids at the local level.

The Food Trust
Location: http://www.thefoodtrust.org/
Description: The Food Trust strives to make healthy food available to all. Working with neighborhoods, schools, grocers, farmers and policymakers, we’ve developed a comprehensive approach that combines nutrition education and greater availability of affordable, healthy food.

Healthy Eating & Physical Activity Across Your Lifespan
Location:http://win.niddk.nih.gov/publications/PDFs/helpingyourchild.pdf
Description: A handbook providing tips for healthy nutrition and physical activity recommendations.

Healthy Planning Policies: A Compendium from California General Plans
Location:http://www.phlpnet.org/sites/phlpnet.org/files/Healthy_Planning_Policies_Compendium_FINAL_web_090925.pdf
Description: Innovative land use policies that promote health.

Marin Institute
Location: http://www.marininstitute.org/site/resources/20-tool-kits/66-community-organizing-action-pack-.html?showall=1
Description: A guide to community organizing.

National Physical Activity Plan
Location:http://www.physicalactivityplan.org/NationalPhysicalActivityPlan.pdf
Description: A comprehensive set of policies, programs, and initiatives that aim to increase physical activity in all segments of the American population.

Nutrient Rich Foods Coalition: Tips for Parents
Location: http://www.nutritionexplorations.org/pdf/parents/Back-to-School-Tips.pdf
Description: Tips for parents about teaching children to live nutrient rich lives.

Physical Activity for Local Students
Location:http://www.csba.org/~/media/FBF3E7E4755D48C1BA04479B814A4F01.ashx
Description: Provides schools with a blueprint for community-school collaboration.

Recipes for Change: Healthy Food in Every Community
Location:http://www.convergencepartnership.org/atf/cf/%7B245A9B44-6DED-4ABD-A392-AE583809E350%7D/ConvergencePartnership_FoodAccess_final.pdf
Description: The paper outlines organizational practices and public policies to expand access to healthy foods in support of healthy eating and better overall health.

Recommended Community Strategies and Measurements to Prevent Obesity in the United States
Location: http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/rr5807a1.htm
Description: An article providing 24 strategies and measurements to prevent obesity.

The Roadmap to Improving Food and Physical Activity Environments
Location:http://www.healthyeatingactivecommunities.org/downloads/HEAC_Roadmap.pdf
Description: Tips and Tools from the Healthy Eating, Active Communities program that walks coalitions through the steps of the community change process to improve food and physical activity environments.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Active Living Research
Location: http://www.activelivingresearch.org/
Description: a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, contributes to the prevention of childhood obesity in low-income and high-risk racial/ethnic communities by supporting research to examine how environments and policies influence active living for children and their families.

State Indicator Report on Fruits and Vegetables, 2009 National Action Guide
Location:http://www.fruitsandveggiesmatter.gov/downloads/NationalActionGuide2009.pdf
Description: Information on fruit and vegetable consumption and policy and environmental support nationally and by state.

 

The Surgeon General’s Vision for a Healthy and Fit Nation 2010
Location:http://www.surgeongeneral.gov/library/obesityvision/obesityvision2010.pdf
Description: The Surgeon General’s Report and call to action for a healthy America.

Resources for the Consumer
Location: http://www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/dnpao/policy/nutrition.html
Description: Nutrition policy resources are available through CDC’s Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity (DNPAO), including a database of summaries of state legislative bills related to nutrition and physical activity from 2001 to present.

Eat a Variety of Fruits and Vegetables Everyday
Location:http://www.fruitsandveggiesmatter.gov/health_professionals/educational_materials.html
Description: The Explore the World with Fruits and Vegetablescampaign provides fun ideas for nutrition and education professionals to encourage schoolchildren and their parents to eat more fruits and vegetables by exploring new tastes provided by cuisines from around the world.

 

Money for your cause
Location: http://www.gethealthysmc.org/28-Funding.aspx
Description: Contains information on grants and resources for school and community gardens

 

America Walks
Location: http://americawalks.org/
Description: America Walks’ mission is to encourage community-based pedestrian advocacy groups, educate the public about the benefits of walking, and, when appropriate, to act as a collective voice for walking advocates. They are trying to create walkable communities across North America. Want to learn how to join, plan a group or become an advocate?

 

My Pyramid
Location: http://www.choosemyplate.gov/preschoolers/index.html
Description: Interactive site that allows parents to create a daily food plan for their preschooler.

 

We Can!
Location:  http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/public/heart/obesity/wecan/

Description: Online training and other aids to help parents to get their kids to make better food choices, be more active, and spend less time watching TV