Outside Resources

General Nutrition and Health

  • Harvard School of Public Health publishes an online nutrition news and resource center
  • The Harvard School of Public Health Prevention Research Center on Nutrition and Physical Activity works with community partners to design, implement and evaluate programs that improve nutrition and physical activity, and reduce overweight and chronic disease risk among children and youth. The Harvard School of Public Health Prevention Research Center offers additional materials and resources that compliment this Food & Fun curriculum.
  • Let's Move is First Lady Michelle Obama's initiative to provide parents with the support they need to make healthy family choices, provide healthier school foods, help kids to be more physically active, and make healthy, affordable food available in every part of the U.S.
  • Alliance for a Healthier Generation is a joint venture between the American Heart Association and the Clinton Foundation with a mission to reduce the nationwide prevalence of childhood obesity by 2015 and to empower kids nationwide to make healthy lifestyle choices.
  • The Nemours Foundation's Center for Children's Health Media created KidsHealth to provide families with doctor-approved information that they can understand and use. Includes sites for parents, children, and teenagers and provides a variety of health information, including nutrition and fitness topics. Also available in Spanish.
  • Ways to Enhance Children's Activity and Nutrition (We Can!) provides families and communities with helpful resources to help prevent childhood overweight.
  • The United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) MyPlate website provides information about healthy eating, and interactive program about how to eat healthy on a budget.
  • CDC Healthy Youth contains statistics, science-based intervention strategies, policy guidelines, and information on local and national programs for a range of health topics (including nutrition and physical activity) that impact children and adolescents.
  • Neat Solutions offers free nutrition lesson plans, plus a comprehensive listing of nutrition education resources and children.s books.
  • Planning healthy celebrations can be challenging. The Center for Science in the Public Interest offers some great suggestions for celebrations throughout the year: