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. Their standards-aligned curriculum 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

“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.”

Vermont Harvest of the Month

Vermont Harvest of the Month is a program run by Green Mountain Farm to School and founded by Vital Communities and Food Connects 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 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. 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.”

Nutrition Education Booklets

“The booklets emphasize the importance of all five food groups, are colorful and engaging and available in English and Spanish. Current users include health professionals (physicians, nurses & dietitians), workplace wellness coordinators, PTA leaders, and school principals.”

SNAP-ED Resource Library

The SNAP-ED Resource Library is a comprehensive resource base of Nutrition Education programs, curriculums, and materials. The library includes resources in English and in Spanish.