Toolkits and Resources
These activities and lesson plans will help nutrition educators, dietitians, nutritionists, nurses, diabetes educators, school teachers, and others interested in promoting health education and increasing physical activity.
Program that grows healthy kids, farms, and communities.
The regional food access profiles, a guide to promoting healthy eating at food shelves, and a summary of relevant Extension programs and training opportunities.
Tools developed by the Great Trays™ Partnership to plan kid-tested menus, save money on food purchasing, and "nudge" students toward healthier choices.
A series of 20 tip sheets with ideas to stay healthy and fit when away from home.
Curricula and Lesson Plans
Evidence-based curriculum for registered dietitians and nutritionists to tailor their counseling to prevent age-related weight gain in midlife women.
Comprehensive program encourages students in grades 3-5 to eat more fruits and vegetables and become more physically active. See the research, view samples, and more.
School-based curriculum designed to increase intake of whole grain foods by 3rd-6th grade students.
Sample lesson plans and worksheets for teaching about purchasing food on a budget. (1.2 MB PDF) Uses components of the Dollar Works 2 education program.
Resources and Activities
Help support healthy habits in your child care and at home by involving parents in using whole grain with these educational resources, tips, and recipes.
Short group activity ideas for educators to get participants of all ages moving in a class, conference, or business meeting environment. Training is available on Classroom Energizers.
Eat Smart, Live Strong: Nutrition Education for Older Adults — SNAP-Ed Connection; United States Department of Agriculture — Nutrition education for older adults designed to improve fruit and vegetable consumption and physical activity among 60-74 year olds.
Recruiting Older Adults Into Your Physical Activity Program (214 K PDF) — National Council on Aging — This issue brief covers how to design a recruitment plan, tips from aging services providers, and approaches to one-on-one recruitment communication.
Cooking Up Community: Nutrition Education in Emergency Food Programs — WhyHunger — Resources and information about innovative nutrition education programming by organizations around the country. These models can serve as examples and inspiration to create new programming or as sources for collaboration and ideas.
Healthy Food Bank Hub — Feeding America, Kids Eat Right, and National Dairy Council — Evaluated recipes, strategies, assessments and evaluations for nutrition education professionals.
Healthy Food Choices in Schools — eXtension — This resource area empowers school food service directors and staff, school administrators, teachers, health professionals, and wellness committees to make changes that encourage children to make healthier food selections in school food environments.School Health Guidelines — Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — Report summarizes how the many components of school environments can work together to promote healthy eating and physical activity.