Use project-based learning and technology to engage 6th graders in nutrition education while meeting educational standards for English and Health.
For Parents, Caregivers, and Teachers
Team Nutrition Cooks! (TNC) is a series of cooking-based nutrition activities for out-of-school and afterschool programs, for children around ages 8 to 12 years old.
10 tips to creating healthy, active events.
The Science and Our Food Supply Teacher Guides are challenging hands-on, minds-on activities that link food safety and nutrition to students' everyday lives. They are crafted in a teacher-friendly modular format that easily fit into science, health, and other classes.
Are you looking for ideas to help your family eat healthy, get active, and reduce screen time? Try using the helpful tips in We Can!'s parent tip sheets with your family.
Find information to help your family stay healthy, including weight basics, eating right, and more.
Many dietary supplements haven't been tested in children. Find more information here.
Parents, find out what you can do now to keep your kids bones strong as they get older.
Students take measurements of a favorite category of children's toys action figures and fashion dolls. They'll use ratios to chart what those action figures and fashion dolls would look like if they were the height of an average U.S. man or woman. They will then discuss what effect they think toys like these might have on a young child's perspective of what is normal, and how this may affect mental and physical health.
This calculator provides BMI and the corresponding BMI-for-age percentile on a CDC BMI-for-age growth chart. Use this calculator for children and teens, aged 2 through 19 years old.
The free "Spending Your Calorie Salary - for Teens" PowerPoint is designed to be used with teens and tweens. It is a four part program teaching youth about healthy eating, portion sizes, physical activity, and making healthy food choices. Use all at one time or teach one.
Students take a quick oral quiz on television, advertising, and body image. Then they use an "Ad Decoder" (critical questions) to examine advertisements that are aimed at them. They also discuss how messages about body image can affect health.
The WAVE Sport Nutrition Curriculum uses youth's interest in sports to teach them about healthy eating and hydration to fuel a healthy, active body for life.
Find printable handouts and fact sheets that can be used for health fairs, classes, and other food or nutrition-related events.