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2008 Physical Activity Guidelines

Fitting regular exercise into your daily schedule may seem difficult at first, but the 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans are more flexible than ever, giving you the freedom to reach your physical activity goals through different types and amounts of activities each week.

www.cdc.gov/physicalactivity/everyone/guidelines/index.html
CATCH Kids Club – A Curriculum for Youth

An evidence-based curriculum for after-school and community recreation settings that includes lessons and activities to motivate heart-healthy behavior in children in grades K-5.

http://catchinfo.org/about/
EatRight.org

Contains food, health, and fitness information.

http://www.eatright.org/
Exercise is Medicine

Focuses on encouraging primary care physicians and other health care providers to include physical activity when designing treatment plans for patients. Includes a section specifically for communities.

exerciseismedicine.org
Families Finding the Balance: A Parent Handbook

Practical tips to help parents help their family find the right balance between eating well and being physically active to maintain a healthy weight.

www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/educational/wecan/downloads/parent_hb_en.pdf
KidsHealth

A website devoted to the health of children and teens. Current information about growth, food, health, & fitness.

kidshealth.org
Let’s Move! Child Care

Let’s Move! Child Care is a nationwide call-to-action that empowers child care and early education providers to make positive health changes in children that could last a lifetime.

healthykidshealthyfuture.org
National Physical Activity Plan

The National Physical Activity Plan has a vision: One day, all Americans will be physically active and they will live, work, and play in environments that facilitate regular physical activity.

The Plan is a comprehensive set of policies, programs, and initiatives that aim to increase physical activity in all segments of the American population.

www.physicalactivityplan.org
Sesame Street We Have the Moves!

Fun-filled activities to help incorporate physical activity into everyday moments for children ages 2 to 5 in the preschool setting.

www.sesamestreet.org/cms_services/services?action=download&uid=46841dfe-a76c-4df7-8e40-d165417d9be5
SPARK™ PE and SPARK™ After School

Evidence-based programs designed to promote physical activity in youth from K-12, and ages 5-14, respectively. They include curricula, training, equipment, and follow-up support components

http://www.sparkpe.org/
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.

www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/educational/wecan

Healthy Eating

2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans

Published every 5 years by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and U.S. Department of Agriculture. Each edition of the Dietary Guidelines reflects the current body of nutrition science. These recommendations help Americans make healthy food and beverage choices and serve as the foundation for vital nutrition policies and programs across the United States.

http://health.gov/dietaryguidelines/
CATCH Kids Club – A Curriculum for Youth

An evidence-based curriculum for after-school and community recreation settings that includes lessons and activities to motivate heart-healthy behavior in children in grades K-5.

http://catchinfo.org/about/
Celebration Ideas for Happy, Healthy Events

Turn any joyous occasion into a celebration of taste and good health. Ideas to blend learning about letters, numbers, and color with healthful choices.

www.nfsmi.org/documentlibraryfiles/PDF/20110805113127.pdf
Child and Adult Care Food Program

Provides cash reimbursements for meals served in child day care centers and family and group day care homes.

www.doe.sd.gov/cans/cacfp.aspx
ChooseMyPlate.gov

ChooseMyPlate.gov provides practical information to individuals, health professionals, nutrition educators, and the food industry to help consumers build healthier diets with resources and tools for dietary assessment, nutrition education, and other user-friendly nutrition information.

www.choosemyplate.gov
ChooseMyPlate.gov: 10 Tips Nutrition Education Series

The Ten Tips Nutrition Education Series provides consumers and professionals with high quality, easy-to-follow tips in a convenient, printable format.

www.choosemyplate.gov/healthy-eating-tips/ten-tips.html
Chop Chop Magazine

Fun cooking magazine for kids and families to promote healthy cooking and eating.

www.healthychildren.org/English/healthy-living/nutrition/chop-chop-magazine/Pages/default.aspx
EatRight.org

Contains food, health, and fitness information.

http://www.eatright.org/
Ellyn Satter on Feeding Children

Helping adults and children be joyful and confident with eating.

www.ellynsatterinstitute.org
Families Finding the Balance: A Parent Handbook

Practical tips to help parents help their family find the right balance between eating well and being physically active to maintain a healthy weight.

www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/educational/wecan/downloads/parent_hb_en.pdf
Fresh for Kids

The Fresh for Kids program aims to help school aged children achieve a healthy lifestyle by encouraging them to eat plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables and by participating in physical activity.

www.freshforkids.com.au/index.html
Fruits and Veggies – More Matters

Fruits & Veggies - More Matters is a health initiative focused on helping Americans increase fruit and vegetable consumption for better health. The program is spearheaded by the Produce for Better Heath Foundation that has partnered with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to help spread the word about the health benefits of adding MORE fruits and veggies to your diet.

www.fruitsandveggiesmorematters.org
Kid-Friendly Veggies and Fruits

10 tips for making healthy foods more fun for children.

http://www.choosemyplate.gov/ten-tips-kid-friendly-veggies-and-fruits
Kids Eat Right

Help your child grow healthy with science-based health and nutrition information, backed by the expertise of nutrition professionals.

http://www.eatright.org/resources/for-kids
KidsHealth

A website devoted to the health of children and teens. Current information about growth, food, health, & fitness.

kidshealth.org
Mealtime Memo for Child Care

Offers information for child care providers participating in the Child and Adult Care Food Program, focused on good nutrition for young children.

www.nfsmi.org/ResourceOverview.aspx?ID=87
Nourish Interactive

Resource for fun nutrition games for kids, interactive nutrition tools, and tips for parents and health educators to use to promote healthy living for the whole family.

www.nourishinteractive.com
Smart Snack Calculator

Simply enter the product information, answer a few questions, and determine whether your beverage, snack, side or entrée item meets the new USDA Smart Snacks in School Guidelines.

www.healthiergeneration.org/take_action/schools/snacks_and_beverages/smart_snacks/alliance_product_calculator
South Dakota Department of Education Family Day Care Food Program

Child and Adult Care Food Program provides cash reimbursements for meals served in child day care centers, family and group day care homes, and adult day care centers.

www.doe.sd.gov/cans/cacfp.aspx
The Two-Bite Club!

This educational storybook, available in English and in Spanish, was developed to introduce MyPlate to young children.

www.fns.usda.gov/tn/two-bite-club
USDA National Nutrient Database

Find nutrient information on over 8,000 foods using this new and improved search feature.

ndb.nal.usda.gov
USDA Recipes for Child Care
www.fns.usda.gov/usda-recipes-child-care
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.

www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/educational/wecan

Health & Wellness

50 Ways to Get Kids Hooked on the Outdoors

Encourage children to get outside wherever they can, as often as possible, and start building their own memories. Learn 50 ideas to help kids reconnect with the outdoors.

www.tpwmagazine.com/archive/2008/mar/ed_1
American Heart Association

Ideas on ways you and your child can get heart healthy together.

www.heart.org/HEARTORG
BodyWorks

A program designed to help parents and caregivers of teens and preteens improve family eating and activity habits.

womenshealth.gov/bodyworks
Breastfeeding: CDC Breastfeeding Report Card

State-by-state data for health professionals, legislators, employers, business owners, community advocates and family members to work together to protect, promote, and support breastfeeding. Measures support in key community settings and offers current data on Healthy People 2020 breastfeeding goals.

www.cdc.gov/breastfeeding/data/reportcard.htm
CATCH Kids Club – A Curriculum for Youth

An evidence-based curriculum for after-school and community recreation settings that includes lessons and activities to motivate heart-healthy behavior in children in grades K-5.

http://catchinfo.org/about/
Early Childhood Enrichment Program Region 1: Rapid City

Early Childhood Connections

earlychildhoodconnections.com
Early Childhood Enrichment Program Region 2: Pierre

Early Childhood Training Network

therightturn.homestead.com
Early Childhood Enrichment Program Region 3: Aberdeen

C.H.I.L.D. Services

south.sanfordhealth.org/centersofexcellence/Childrens/CommunityServices/CHILDServices
Early Childhood Enrichment Program Region 4: Brookings

Family Resource Network

www.sdstate.edu/tll/frn
Early Childhood Enrichment Program Region 5: Sioux Falls

C.H.I.L.D. Services

south.sanfordhealth.org/centersofexcellence/Childrens/CommunityServices/CHILDServices
EatRight.org

Contains food, health, and fitness information.

http://www.eatright.org/
Games for Preschoolers

A resource of games that can be used for birthday parties, rainy day get-togethers, or anytime you find yourself with a bunch of energetic preschoolers on your hands.

kidshealth.org/parent/growth/learning/games_preschool.html
Games for Toddlers

A resource of simple and group games for toddlers.

kidshealth.org/parent/growth/learning/toddler_games.html
Group Games for School-Age Kids

A resource of games that are great for any outdoor event and rainy days too.

kidshealth.org/parent/growth/learning/school_age_games.html
Healthy Children

HealthyChildren.org is a parenting website backed by 64,000 pediatricians committed to the attainment of optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults. You'll find information regarding the American Academy of Pediatrics many programs and activities, policies and guidelines, publications and other child health resources.​​

www.healthychildren.org
Preschool: Healthy Habits for Life Resource Kit

KidsHealth and Nemours share Sesame Workshop's commitment to helping young children establish healthy habits. The kit helps incorporate healthy physical activity and nutrition habits into the everyday routine. The familiar Sesame Street characters will help you achieve your goals by keeping your students' interest and attention as they learn!

kidshealth.org/classroom/index.jsp?Grade=cc&Section=hhfl
Media-Smart Youth

An interactive after-school program designed to teach young people ages 11 to 13 about the complex media world around them and how it can affect their health

www.nichd.nih.gov/msy/
MyPyramid for Pregnancy and Breastfeeding
www.choosemyplate.gov/pregnancy-breastfeeding.html
NASN: Tool Kit for Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis

The Centers for Disease Control has worked with the National Association of School Nurses (NASN), the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network, and the National School Boards Association to develop comprehensive guidance and resources for food allergy and anaphylaxis management in the school setting.

www.nasn.org/ToolsResources/FoodAllergyandAnaphylaxis
South Dakota Department of Social Services Child Care Services

The Division of Child Care Services provides assistance to low income families who need help with child care costs while parents work or attend school. They also provide oversight, technical assistance and support in promoting safe, healthy and caring environments for children through licensing, registration and quality improvement activities.

dss.sd.gov/childcare
U.S Department of Health & Human Services – Office of Childcare

Site offers variety of information for childcare.

www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/occ/about/what-we-do
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.

www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/educational/wecan