For Parents, Caregivers, and Teachers

Team Nutrition Parent Resources

USDA. Food and Nutrition Service.

Find resources for parents to improve children's school lunches and get involved in their schools.


Make Celebrations Fun, Healthy, and Active

USDA. Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion.

10 tips to creating healthy, active events.


Science and Our Food Supply - Free Supplementary Curriculum for Middle Level and High School Classrooms

DHHS. FDA. 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.


We Can! Parent Tip Sheets

DHHS. 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.


We Can! Resources for Your Family

DHHS. NIH. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.

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


Kids and Their Bones: A Guide for Parents

DHHS. NIH. 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.


10 Things to Know About Dietary Supplements for Children and Teens

DHHS. NIH. National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health.

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


BMI Percentile Calculator for Child and Teen

DHHS. 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.


If Those Dolls Were Real People? - A Lesson Plan

DHHS. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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.


Body Image - Ad Decoder Lesson Plan

DHHS. 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.


Spending Your Calorie Salary for Teens Powerpoint

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.


Best Bones Forever™ - for Parents

American Bone Health

Parents, find information on how to help your girls develop lifelong bone-healthy habits.