TEACHERS

The resources in this area were selected to assist teachers in promoting healthy eating and active living to their students.

Kids Health
For Educators
Preschool-grade 12
Location:  http://kidshealth.org/classroom/
Description: This portion of the kid’s health website offers print materials to go along with lesson plans. There are quizzes and worksheets along with answer keys.

American Heart Association
Educator – Middle School Lesson Plans
Location:http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Educator/FortheClassroom/MiddleSchoolLessonPlans/Middle-School-Lesson-Plans_UCM_304280_Article.jsp
Description:  These lesson plans are for middle school. They include tracking what you eat, Physical Activity, and other topics about the heart. These include lesson plans for mathematics, language arts, physical education, science, and social studies.

 

American Heart Association
Educator – Elementary Lesson Plans
Location:http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Educator/FortheClassroom/ElementaryLessonPlans/Elementary-Lesson-Plans_UCM_001258_Article.jsp
Description: These lesson plans are for elementary they include plans for pre k- 5th grade. These lesson plans are about a healthy heart, nutrition, and physical activity.

USDA
Resource Library
Nutrition Essentials- Grades 6-12
Location:http://teamnutrition.usda.gov/resources/nutritionessentials.html
Description: Downloadable version of nutrition essentials. This includes a series of lessons that help with making healthy eating and physical activity choices. Other pintables include YOU, Get Choices, Vocabulary, Sources,
Nutrition Facts cards, Homework, Test Questions and Answers
Spotlight on What Teens Eat, What They Need.

USDA
Resouce Library
MyPyramid for Kids- Grades 3-6
Location:http://teamnutrition.usda.gov/resources/mypyramidclassroom.html
Description: MyPyramid for kids classroom materials. This includes 3 different levels of lesson plans from MyPyramid.

 

USDA
Resource Library
Yourself Middle School Kit
Location: http://teamnutrition.usda.gov/Educators/yourself.html
Description: This is for middle school students. Available for download is a magazine targeted to help 7th and 8th graders make healthy decisions about nutrition and physical activity and a student workbook. Also available is a teacher’s guide.

 

USDA
Resource Library
Eat Smart. Play Hard. Additional Resources.
Location:http://teamnutrition.usda.gov/Resources/eatsmartadditionalresources.html
This includes songs, scripts, and lesson plans. The lesson plans for kids include choose drinks that count, grab quick and easy snacks, power up with breakfast, snack smart, and taste the colors.

USDA
Education Training Materials Database
Little D’s Nutrition expedition
Location:http://www.nutritionexplorations.org/educators/lessons/littled/littled-main.asp?tab=1
Description: This website includes resources for teachers including lessons plans for 2nd graders. They learn the basic with little D the five food group dragon and his royal food family.

Operation Fit Kids: Curriculum for Grades 3-5
Location: http://www.acefitness.org/ofk/pdfs/ofk-curriculum-3-5.pdf
Description: Free Curriculum to integrate health and fitness into the classroom (grades 3-5).

Operation Fit Kids: Curriculum for Grades 6-8
Location: http://www.acefitness.org/ofk/pdfs/ofk-curriculum-6-8.pdf
Description: Free Curriculum to integrate health and fitness into the classroom (grades 6-8).

 

Eat a Variety of Fruits and Vegetables Everyday
Location:http://www.fruitsandveggiesmatter.gov/health_professionals/resources.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.

 

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
Location : http://www.nourishinteractive.com/hco/overview
Description : This website offers teachers lesson plans, free printables, nutrition tools, clinical studies, and other resources.

Girlshealth.gov
For teachers and Educators
Location : http://www.girlshealth.gov/educators/
Discritption : This website offers classroom tools, federal funding, resouces, and how to guides.

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.

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.

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

Commit to Fit!
Fit-Kit Communications Toolkit
Location: www.commit-2-fit.org
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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

NCPAD
Disabilities and conditions
Location: http://ncpad.org/disability/
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.

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

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
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,

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

USDA
Ten Tips Nutrition Education Series
Choose MyPlate
Location:http://www.choosemyplate.gov/downloads/TenTips/DGTipsheet1ChooseMyPlate.pdf
Description: This offers 10 healthy nutrition options using MyPlate.

USDA
Tips and Resources
Ten Tips Nutrition Education Series
Location: http://www.choosemyplate.gov/tipsresources/tentips.html
Description: There is a variety of printable resources that include 10 tips to make healthier choices.

USDA
News and Media
Graphics
Location:http://www.choosemyplate.gov/global_nav/media_resources.html
Description: This include graphics for MyPlate, you are able to print different versions with different color placemats. Including MyPlate in Spanish.

USDA
Tips and Resources
Print Materials
Location:  http://www.choosemyplate.gov/tipsresources/printmaterials.html
Description: This includes the 10 tips nutrition education, Getting started with MyPlate, MyPlate images, coloring sheets, MyPlate press materials, along with archived printable materials.

 

USDA
Resource Library
Nibbles for Health: Nutrition Newsletter for Parents of Preschoolers
Location:  http://teamnutrition.usda.gov/Resources/nibbles.html
Description: 40 reproducible newsletters staff can give to parents to address many of the challenges they face and four posters about nutrition and physical activity.

USDA
Resource Library
It’s Up to You
Location:  http://teamnutrition.usda.gov/resources/itsuptoyou.html
Description: A poster that uses food photographs to illustrate MyPyramid food groups. States the amounts of foods needed for a 2000 calorie diet and a basic how to use the nutrition facts panel.

USDA
Resource Library
Food For A day
Location:  http://www.fns.usda.gov/tn/Resources/foodforday.html
Description: A visual representation of a days worth of food based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

USDA
Education and Training Materials Database
Enjoy Moving Poster
Location:http://healthymeals.nal.usda.gov/schoolmeals/Resource_Cafe/Resource_Details.php?ID=1645
Description: This poster uses MyPyramid to describe the different levels of activities. Kids are encouraged to move when ever they can, make their heart work harder, to do enough stretching, build muscles, and to do less sitting.

USDA
Education and Training Materials Database
Move It! Poster
Location;http://healthymeals.nal.usda.gov/schoolmeals/Resource_Cafe/Resource_Details.php?ID=109
Description: This is a poster designed to get students moving. It uses the food pyramid to show different physical activity and how much activity they should get.

USDA
Features of the month
Slice.Eat. Orange Poster
Location:http://www.idph.state.ia.us/pickabettersnack/common/marketing_material/orange_8.5×11.pdf
Description: This poster depicts how easy it is to eat an orange. The message on the poster is Slice it. Eat it. (How easy is that?)

USDA
Education and Training Materials Database
Whole Grain Unscramble
Location:  http://snap.nal.usda.gov/foodstamp/resource_finder_details.php?id=395
Description: This word scramble includes words that are related to whole grains or sources of whole grains. This can be used in grades 3 and higher.

 

 

USDA
Resource Library
Eat Smart. Play Hard Activity sheets, bookmarks, comics, & stickers
Location:http://teamnutrition.usda.gov/Resources/eatsmartactivitysheets.html
Description: This includes 12 downloadable activity sheets that deal with Eat Smart. Play Hard. There are also 2 downloadable bookmarks, 3 comic books, and 1 sticker book available.

USDA
Nutrition Education
How Much do YOU Eat? Poster
Location: http://teamnutrition.usda.gov/Resources/howmuch.pdf
Description: This poster helps children know how much they are eating by using everyday items. For example a ½ cup of raw vegetables= the size of a baseball.

USDA
Nutrition Education
Read it Before you eat it! Poster
Location: http://teamnutrition.usda.gov/Resources/read_it.pdf
Description: This poster explains a nutrition label and how much or little of fats, dietary fibers, and vitamins are low or high.

CDC
BAM! Teacher’s Corner
Handouts
Location: http://www.bam.gov/teachers/handouts.html
Description: 4 posters available in color or black and white. These posters include the topics of energy, nutrition, physical activity and stress. The posters could also be used as handouts.

CDC
Family Health
Express yourself! Activity Book for Kids
Location: http://www.cdc.gov/family/kidheroes/index.htm
Description: A full activity book for kids that can be downloaded in English and Spanish. These pages can be downloaded separately. This book is about everyday kids who stay healthy through good nutrition and physical activity.

American Heart Association
Nutrition Education Handouts and Resources
What am I Drinking? A question for Kids
Location:  http://www.heart.org/idc/groups/heart-public/@wcm/@global/documents/downloadable/ucm_322206.pdf
Description: This is a handout where kids can learn what is in certain drinks such as soda or milk and how it helps their body or does not help their body. They can learn things they need to watch out for in beverages such as the sugar in soda. This also includes a section ofthe now what for example drink less soda. Then there is a column where kids can decide for themselves if they think each type of beverage is health or not healthy.

American Heart Association
Nutrition Education Handouts and Resources
My Nutrition Flash Cards
Location: http://www.heart.org/idc/groups/heart-public/@wcm/@global/documents/downloadable/ucm_322006.pdf
Description: These flashcards help kids learn about nutrients that are in everyday foods. Some examples are calcium, protein, and fiber.

 

USDA
Resources Library
Eat Smart. Play Hard. Brochures, Mini posters, Handouts
Location:http://www.fns.usda.gov/tn/Resources/eatsmartbrochures.html
Description: This includes brochures, posters, and handouts for Eat Smart. Play Hard. These include handouts for parents and kids of African American and Hispanic families.

USDA
Nutrition Education
Where do Fruits and Vegetables Grow?
Location:http://www.celebratehealthyeating.org/pdf/spr/dan_wherefruitvege.pdf
Description: This is poster showing where fruits and vegetables grow. It includes one from each something that grows in the ground, on the ground, on a vine, on a bush, and on a tree.

USDA
Nutrition Education
Silly Scramble
Location:
http://www.uwyo.edu/WINTHEROCKIES_EDUR/WIN%20Kids%20Lessons/VBM/VBM_Handout_5.pdf
Description: This is a word scramble game and kids must put pictures of items together to find out what food item it is

CDC
Family Health
Express Your Health! Fun Pages for Kids
Location: http://www.cdc.gov/family/kidexpress/index.htm
Description: Games include a word scramble and a search for powerful foods worksheet as well as a camping coloring page.

CDC
Nutrition Resources for Health Professionals
Mass Body Index (BMI) calculator
Location: http://www.cdc.gov/healthyweight/assessing/bmi/index.html
Description: This website offers a Mass Body Index calculator.

CDC
Physical Activity for Everyone
Aerobic, Muscle-and-Bone Strengthening: What Counts
Location:http://www.cdc.gov/physicalactivity/everyone/guidelines/what_counts.html
Description: This offers examples of physical activities for children and adolescents. The chart breaks it down into moderate, vigorous, muscle strengthening, and bone strengthening.

Kids Health
For Educators
Preschool-grade 12
Location:  http://kidshealth.org/classroom/
Description: This portion of the kid’s health website offers print materials to go along with lesson plans. There are quizzes and worksheets along with answer keys.

Youth Media Campaign
Location:http://www.cdc.gov/youthcampaign/marketing/adult/index.htm
Description: Use VERB Campaign materials to promote the importance of youth physical activity to parents and other adults.

Nourish Interactive
Location : http://www.nourishinteractive.com/hco/overview
Description : This website offers teachers lesson plans, free printables, nutrition tools, clinical studies, and other resources.

An Open Food Revolution
Location: http://documents.openideo.net/open-food-revolution_llm_nw_low-res_spreads.pdf


Description: This book includes the processes and results of an open innovation challenge hosted by Jaimie Oliver’s Food Revolution and IDEO. The focus is on increasing kid’s awareness of foods so they can make healthier choices. This book includes sections on inspirations, enticing, regulating, family, education, play, integration, engagement, top 40 concepts, teacher and school district toolkits, along with an idea of how supermarkets can be a positive influence.

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.

California Obesity Prevention Plan
Location: http://www.cdph.ca.gov/programs/COPP/Documents/COPP-ObesityPreventionPlan-2010.pdf.pdf
Description: A roadmap for California’s Obesity Prevention efforts. The plan is a call to action for stakeholders to work together to improve the health of Californians emphasizing increasing fruit and vegetable consumption, physical activity, and breastfeeding, while decreasing consumption of energy dense foods, sugar sweetened beverages, and television viewing (screen time).

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.

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.

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.

Model Local Wellness Policy
Location:http://www.michigan.gov/documents/Policy_on_Welness_141434_7.pdf
Michigan State Board of Education

Description: Used to assist in the development of policies to promote campus wide environments where students are taught healthy eating and physical activity knowledge, skills, and values. A template and sample language for district policy writers in drafting a local policy that addresses the individual needs of the school district.

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.

Physical Activity for Local Students
Location:http://www.csba.org/~/media/FBF3E7E4755D48C1BA04479B814A4F01.ashx

Description: This is a guide for school and community collaboration to support and create physical activity opportunities for young adolescents. It includes a number of sections to help you get started and follow through. There is an introduction to learn more about PALS, goals and objectives, definitions, timelines, help with getting support, joining the team, and help with making a game plan along with much more.

 

Preventing Obesity in the Childcare Setting
Location:http://cfm.mc.duke.edu/wysiwyg/downloads/State_Reports_FInal.pdf
Description: The report examines how Kansas fares when it comes to requiring nutritious foods and exercise in child care centers and child care homes.

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.

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.

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.

Material for Tweens
Location:http://www.cdc.gov/youthcampaign/marketing/tween/index.htm
Description: Get tweens moving with this action-packed promotional program for schools and community organizations that offers special rewards and recognition for being physically active.

Healthy Youth ! Childhood Obesity
Location : http://cdc.gov/healthyyouth/obesity/
Discription : This website provides links to sites with science-based strategies that schools and communities can use to tackle the obesity epidemic. This website also provide statistics.