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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.

Toolkits | Resources and Activities | Curricula and Lesson Plans


Farm to School — Program that grows healthy kids, farms, and communities.

Healthy Food Access Resources — Tools to identify challenges and opportunities, engage target stakeholders, and create systems change.

Great Trays® Toolkit for School Foodservice — Tools to plan kid-tested menus, save money on food purchasing, and "nudge" students toward healthier choices.

Curricula and Lesson Plans

Cooking is a SNAP — Find out about the culinary nutrition education course where participants practice food preparation skills to make cooking and eating at home easier and more rewarding.

Simply Good Eating for English Language Learners — Free downloadable curriculum for nutrition educators to teach basic nutrition to those who are learning the English language or have low literacy.

InSNC: Individual Situation-based Nutrition Counseling — Evidence-based curriculum for registered dietitians and nutritionists to tailor their counseling to prevent age-related weight gain in midlife women.

Lesson Plans for Teaching About Purchasing Food — 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

Energizers for Nutrition Education — 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.

Healthy & Fit on the Go — A series of 20 tip sheets with ideas to stay healthy and fit when away from home.

Related Resources

Eat Smart, Live Strong: Nutrition Education for Older AdultsSNAP-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.

Maintaining Participation of Older Adults in Community-Based Physical Activity Programs (214 K PDF) — National Council on Aging — This issue covers motivating, recruiting, and reengaging older adults in community-based physical activity programs.

Cooking Up Community: Nutrition Education in Emergency Food ProgramsWhyHunger — 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.

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