Families

EatFresh Mini Course

“Take the free EatFresh.org Mini Course to boost your nutrition, cooking, and healthy living knowledge. Each self-paced topic takes 5-10 minutes to complete. Learn how to: eat healthy on a budget, read nutrition labels and ingredient lists, avoid added sugar in foods, cook easy, tasty meals, determine portion sizes to manage your weight, shop smart and save money, and plan meals for healthy holidays and celebrations.”

Together Counts Curriculum

“The Together Counts™ program offers a robust set of wellness curricular resources to classroom educators and after school providers, alongside tools, tips and activities for families of children in pre-K through middle school. Our standards-aligned curriculum (listed below) is cross-curricular, free, downloadable and available in English and Spanish and covers the importance of balancing daily physical activity with good nutrition, decision making and the connection between being healthy and self-esteem.”

Nutrition Tip Sheets

Nutrition Tip Sheets

“These tip sheets make great handouts for your nutrition education presentations. They can either supplement our nutrition education self-instructional booklets or add to other wellness or parent education resources. Some are designed for children and work great in after-school youth settings.

Note: many are available in both English and Spanish.”

UMass Extension Nutrition Education Program Educational Materials

“The mission of the UMass Extension Nutrition Education Program (NEP) is to provide individuals, families, and communities with the knowledge and skills to manage their food resources effectively and enjoy healthy foods, and physical activities for longer and more fulfilling lives. The materials are designed to promote healthy and active lifestyles.

These publications contribute toward this mission by helping individuals and families apply the principles of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and Choose MyPlate in their daily lives.  The materials were developed for families and communities who participate in the Nutrition Education Program.”

Vermont Harvest of the Month

“Vermont Harvest of the Month is a program run by three nonprofit organizations in the Green Mountain state to promote seasonal eating, encourage healthy diets and support the local economy. They provide ready to go materials for the classroom, cafeteria, and community that promotes the use of local, seasonal Vermont foods.”

Save the Food

Save the Food

Save the Food is a national public service campaign to combat food waste. The website includes a variety food storage tips, meal planning tips, including a “guest-imator” tool, an interactive calculator to help you plan how much food you need to purchase for a meal for many without producing food waste.

Create Better Health

“CBH is a comprehensive nutrition curriculum designed to teach adult SNAP-Ed participants how to eat well and be active on a budget. CBH was developed and evaluated by a team of SNAP-Ed program specialists, registered dietitians, and Utah State University Extension nutrition faculty.

CBH combines nutrition and physical activity recommendations from United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Based in social cognitive theory, the goal of the curriculum is to teach participants the knowledge and cooking skills necessary to lead an active and healthy life on limited resources. Each lesson has three components: a nutrition topic based on the current Dietary Guidelines for Americans, a physical activity discussion based on USDA recommendations, and a Create recipe demonstration and sample. The components are woven together in eight lessons that are designed to keep participants engaged, while actively learning the skills needed to create a healthier lifestyle.”