“Fizzy’s goal is to provide an informative overview of food and nutrition topics with an emphasis on fruits, vegetables and whole grains. The Lunch Lab will provide practical and positive examples of healthy eating and regular exercise within the framework of an entertaining format.”
“Harvest for Healthy Kids gives you everything you need to inspire children with fresh food grown close to home. Their free activity kits developed by teachers and childcare providers include: activity plans, picture cards, teacher bites newsletter, family newsletter, and recipes.”
The National Institute on Aging has developed a variety of articles on healthy eating for older adults, covering topics such as serving and portion sizes, maintaining a healthy weight, shopping for healthy foods, tips for eating healthy on a budget, and more.
USDA’s Choose My Plate for Older Adults has information on nutrition, special nutrition concerns, and physical activity for older adults.
“With Food Hero, you will be able to budget for, plan, and create countless healthy, super tasty meals. Food Hero will become your family's 'go to' site for everything food. Within Food Hero lives healthy and tasty recipes, meal ideas, budgeting, shopping, and many more cooking tips and tools, plus ways to connect with other Food Heroes.”
“KidsHealth in the Classroom offers educators free health-related lesson plans for PreK through 12th grade. Each Teacher's Guide includes discussion questions, classroom activities and extensions, printable handouts, and quizzes and answer keys all aligned to National Health Education Standards.”
“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.”
“UVM Extension has many recipes and resources to encourage and support healthy eating and healthy living.”
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.
“We developed our health resources in with cooperation from government agencies, ethnic communities, and local experts to create culturally and linguistically appropriate materials. The Healthy Living Toolkit, Food and Nutrition handouts, and Mental Health resources are all included.”
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.
The Tufts University “My Plate for Older Adults” resource base includes information about “My Plate for Older Adults”, videos, shopping tips and recipes, and other information tailored for Older Adults.
“Through classroom taste tests and hands-on cooking experiences, students increase nutritional awareness, their willingness to try new foods, and their ability to make healthy choices.”
“These publications were developed by the Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention Branch of the California Department of Public Health. These publications are designed for low-income consumers and intermediaries that work with them. The materials are grouped into the following categories: Booklets, Brochures, Cookbooks, Curricula, Posters, and Toolkits.“
“Are you looking for resources for your classes that combine topics such as food and nutrition, farmers and farmers markets, and your state’s agriculture? The resources below include lesson plans around gardening, agriculture and nutrition, as well as new MyPlate, MyState activity sheets that can be used throughout the school year.”
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.
“The National Agricultural Literacy Curriculum Matrix is an online, searchable, and standards-based curriculum map for K-12 teachers. The Matrix contextualizes national education standards in science, social studies, and nutrition education with relevant instructional resources linked to Common Core Standards.”
“The US Departments of Agriculture and Health and Human Services have a wide variety of free resources available to help health professionals and Americans implement the recommendations in the Dietary Guidelines. Check out the following ready-made resources in the chart below and feel free to tailor them to best meet the needs of your audience or use them to inform your work.”