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For Parents, Caregivers, and Teachers

USDA. Food and Nutrition Service. Team Nutrition

Use project-based learning and technology to engage 6th graders in nutrition education while meeting educational standards for English and Health.

USDA. Food and Nutrition Service. Team Nutrition

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. 

USDA. Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion

10 tips to creating healthy, active events.

HHS. Food and Drug Administration. Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition

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.

HHS. National Institutes of Health

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.

HHS. National Institutes of Health. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

Find information to help your family stay healthy, including weight basics, eating right, and more.

HHS. National Institutes of Health. National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health

Many dietary supplements haven't been tested in children. Find more information here.

HHS. National Institutes of Health. National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

Parents, find out what you can do now to keep your kids bones strong as they get older.

HHS. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

A healthy body needs nutrients (like vitamins, minerals, proteins, carbohydrates) for growth, development, energy, and running all of our body systems. Those nutrients should come mainly from the food you eat. Just as cars need gasoline to run, your body needs food to keep it going. Dining Decision Game gives you ideas about the best food to select from the school cafeteria for lunch.

HHS. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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.

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources

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.

HHS. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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.

Oregon State University Extension

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.