Helping Youth Eat Real: A Classroom Curriculum to Transform Youth and Their Communities - Nutrition education lessons for upper elementary and middle school grades developed for Food Day 2011, (October 24) by Pamela Koch, EdD, RD and Isobel Contento, PhD, CDN, Teachers College Columbia University, Program in Nutrition and Center for Food & Environment.
Action for Healthy Kids (link) Coordinated Approach to Child Health (CATCH (link)) (Research Based- grades K-5)
Action for Healthy Kids is the nation’s leading nonprofit and largest volunteer network fighting childhood obesity and undernourishment. They are partnering with schools to improve nutrition and physical activity to help our kids learn to eat right, be active every day, and be ready to learn.
CATCH (Coordinated Approach to Child Health) is an evidence-based, coordinated school health program designed to promote physical activity and healthy food choices, and prevent tobacco use in children.
The Food Allergy Network (link) HealthierUS School Challenge (link)
Provides important information on allergies
The HealthierUS School Challenge (HUSSC) was established to recognize schools that are creating healthier school environments through their promotion of good nutrition and physical activity. Four levels of superior performance are awarded: Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Gold of Distinction.
Lactose Intolerance Facts (National Dairy Council (link)) This link provides facts and information pertaining to lactose intolerance. It also provides information on ways to obtain the daily recommendation for dairy even if one is lactose intolerant. Planet Health (link) (Research Based - Grades 6th – 8th)
Planet Health is a complete curriculum that helps academic, physical education, and health education teachers guide middle school students in these areas:
• Learning about nutrition and physical activity while building skills in language arts, math, science, and social studies.
• Understanding how health behaviors are interrelated.
• Choosing healthy foods, increasing physical activity, and limiting TV and other screen time.
For information on free Planet Health curriculum contact Alicia Casteel at 501-324-9502.
The Stomach Bug Book (.pdf)
USDA and FNS together with the National Education Association Health Information Network have developed this booklet to educate school employees about stomach illnesses in schools, and provide information on preventing and minimizing outbreak.
Team Nutrition for Educators (link)
Team Nutrition is an initiative of the USDA Food and Nutrition Service to support the Child Nutrition Programs through training and technical assistance for foodservice, nutrition education for children and their caregivers, and school and community support for healthy eating and physical activity.
Team Nutrition Resources Online Ordering Form (link)
Print materials available to those participating in Federal Child Nutrition Programs.
University of Massachusetts Manual for Managing Food Allergies at School (.pdf)
The guidelines are presented to assist school districts in developing and implementing policies and comprehensive protocols for the care of students with life-threatening allergic conditions.
Ways to Enhance Children’s Activity and Nutrition (We Can!) (Research Based- Ages 8-13)
We Can! (Ways to Enhance Children's Activity & Nutrition) is a national movement designed to give parents, caregivers, and entire communities a way to help children 8 to 13 years old stay at a healthy weight.