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.
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.
Healthy & Fit on the Go — A series of 20 tip sheets with ideas to stay healthy and fit when away from home.
Resources and Activities
Introducing Whole Grains: Resources for Child Care Providers — 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.
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.
Curricula and Lesson Plans
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.
Other Recommended Resources
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.
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 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.