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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
Alliance for a Healthier Generation Schools Program

Healthy kids have higher attendance rates, higher test scores and behave better in class. The latest research on childhood health that has been combined with the most effective school policies to maximize impact and help make your school healthier.

www.healthiergeneration.org/take_action/schools
American College of Sports Medicine

The American College of Sports Medicine advances and integrates scientific research to provide educational and practical applications of exercise science and sports medicine.

www.acsm.org
Assessment and Planning Tool: School Health Index

The CDC's Division of Adolescent and School Health has released a new online version of the School Health Index: A Self-Assessment and Planning Guide (SHI). The SHI allows schools to assess their policies and programs in relation to physical activity and physical education, healthy eating, tobacco use prevention, and unintentional injury & violence prevention.

www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/shi/index.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/
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
Fuel Up to Play 60

In-school nutrition and physical activity program launched by National Dairy Council and National Football League with additional support from U.S. Department of Agriculture. Focuses on empowering kids to make smart choices about their nutrition and physical activity.

school.fueluptoplay60.com/tools
Implementing Physical Activity Strategies

Developed through a partnership with the National Physical Activity Plan Alliance and the National Coalition for Promoting Physical Activity, Implementing Physical Activity Strategies profiles 42 physical activity programs that are helping people adopt more active and healthy lifestyles.

www.humankinetics.com/products/all-products/implementing-physical-activity-strategies
JAM School Program

The JAM (Just-a-Minute) School Program is a free physical activity and health education resource that promotes activity in the classroom. JAM is designed to teach kids (adults too!) healthier lifestyle habits and get them moving. JAM resources offer a weekly one-minute exercise routine called JAMmin’ Minute®, a more extensive routine called JAM Blast®, and a monthly health newsletter called Health-E-tips.

www.jamschoolprogram.com
Let’s Move! Active Schools

A comprehensive program to help parents and schools create active environments for students to reach their greatest potential. Tools and resources, activation grants and direct assistance and training is available to schools.

http://www.letsmoveschools.org/
Let’s Move to Make Schools Healthier

A comprehensive initiative, launched by the First Lady, dedicated to solving the challenge of childhood obesity within a generation, so that children born today will grow up healthier and able to pursue their dreams. Let's Move! is about putting children on the path to a healthy future during their earliest months and years.

www.letsmove.gov
National Complete Streets Coalition

A nationwide movement launched by the National Complete Streets Coalition in 2004, Complete Streets integrates people and place in the planning, design, construction, operation, and maintenance of our transportation networks. The Coalition promotes the development and implementation of policies and professional practices that ensure streets are safe for people of all ages and abilities, balance the needs of different modes, and support local land uses, economies, cultures, and natural environments.

www.smartgrowthamerica.org/complete-streets/
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
PE Central

A site for health & physical education teachers, parents and students with the goal to provide the latest information about developmentally appropriate physical education programs for children.

www.pecentral.org
President’s Council for Physical Fitness and Sports

Coordinates and promotes opportunities in physical activity, fitness, and sports for all Americans.

www.fitness.gov
School Health

Collaborative partnership between the South Dakota Departments of Education and Health. Through funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, they develop partnerships and coordinate programming to improve the health and educational outcomes of young people.

doe.sd.gov/schoolhealth/index.aspx
Safe Routes to School

Safe Routes to School is a national program that aims to encourage walking/biking to school and to make it safer and more appealing.

www.saferoutesinfo.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/
The President’s Challenge

Helps people of all ages and abilities increase their physical activity and improve their fitness through research-based information, easy-to-use tools, and friendly motivation.

www.presidentschallenge.org/index.shtml
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/
Action for Healthy Kids

Coalition of many national organizations trying to improve the school nutrition environment. The group also includes a South Dakota state team.

www.actionforhealthykids.org
Alliance for a Healthier Generation Schools Program

Healthy kids have higher attendance rates, higher test scores and behave better in class. The latest research on childhood health that has been combined with the most effective school policies to maximize impact and help make your school healthier.

www.healthiergeneration.org/take_action/schools
Assessment and Planning Tool: School Health Index

The CDC's Division of Adolescent and School Health has released a new online version of the School Health Index: A Self-Assessment and Planning Guide (SHI). The SHI allows schools to assess their policies and programs in relation to physical activity and physical education, healthy eating, tobacco use prevention, and unintentional injury & violence prevention.

www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/shi/index.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/
CDC’s Healthy Youth

Information on health topics in the area of nutrition.

www.cdc.gov/HealthyYouth/nutrition/index.htm
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
Constructive Classroom Rewards

The Center for Science in the Public Interest suggests rewarding students in the classroom need not involve pizza parties, candy and other foods that undermine children's diets and health and reinforce unhealthy eating habits. This site provides some suggestions for alternative rewards.

www.cspinet.org/nutritionpolicy/constructive_rewards.pdf
EatRight.org

Contains food, health, and fitness information.

http://www.eatright.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
Fuel Up to Play 60

In-school nutrition and physical activity program launched by National Dairy Council and National Football League with additional support from U.S. Department of Agriculture. Focuses on empowering kids to make smart choices about their nutrition and physical activity.

school.fueluptoplay60.com/tools
Midwest Dairy Associaton

Research-based materials for health professionals and free educational materials.

www.midwestdairy.com
Munch Code!

The Munch Code is a color coded labeling program reminding us that snacks in the GREEN category are the healthiest and we can "Eat a bunch!". YELLOW foods may have added sugar, fat or calories and we should be careful to have "Just a little!". Foods falling into the RED category are on the "Not so much!" list and should be avoided. Snack healthier, eat healthier!

www.munchcode.org
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
NourishLife.org

An educational initiative designed to open a meaningful conversation about food in school and communities.

www.nourishlife.org
Produce for Better Health Foundation

Nutrition education resources for schools.

www.pbhfoundation.org/pub_sec/edu/
School Health

Collaborative partnership between the South Dakota Departments of Education and Health. Through funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, they develop partnerships and coordinate programming to improve the health and educational outcomes of young people.

doe.sd.gov/schoolhealth/index.aspx
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
SD TEAM Nutrition

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.

doe.sd.gov/cans/teamnutrition.aspx
The School Day Just Got Healthier

From USDA's ChooseMyPlate.gov

http://www.choosemyplate.gov/ten-tips-school-day-just-got-healthier
USDA National Nutrient Database

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

ndb.nal.usda.gov
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

American Heart Association

Programs for classrooms and gyms

www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Educator/Educator_UCM_001113_SubHomePage.jsp
Assessment and Planning Tool: School Health Index

The CDC's Division of Adolescent and School Health has released a new online version of the School Health Index: A Self-Assessment and Planning Guide (SHI). The SHI allows schools to assess their policies and programs in relation to physical activity and physical education, healthy eating, tobacco use prevention, and unintentional injury & violence prevention.

www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/shi/index.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/
Constructive Classroom Rewards

The Center for Science in the Public Interest suggests rewarding students in the classroom need not involve pizza parties, candy and other foods that undermine children's diets and health and reinforce unhealthy eating habits. This site provides some suggestions for alternative rewards.

www.cspinet.org/nutritionpolicy/constructive_rewards.pdf
EatRight.org

Contains food, health, and fitness information.

http://www.eatright.org/
Break Time for Nursing Mothers under the FLSA – Fact Sheet #73

This fact sheet provides general information on the break time requirement for nursing mothers in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, which took effect when signed into law on March 23, 2010. This law amended Section 7 of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

http://www.dol.gov/whd/regs/compliance/whdfs73.htm
Health Occupations for Today and Tomorrow (HOTT) lesson plans

Are you looking for FREE, standardized lesson plans, games and activities for a variety of subject areas and for grade levels kindergarten through 12th grade? Do you want to ensure a rewarding and guaranteed career for your students? South Dakota’s health care industry is projected to need nearly 13,000 jobs by 2014 – an increase of nearly 30% from 2004 to 2014. The South Dakota Departments of Education, Health, Labor and the Board of Regents have been working collaboratively to address the critical need for healthcare workers in the state. Health Occupations for Today and Tomorrow (HOTT) was created to increase students’ awareness of the wide variety of health careers available to them. Find valuable information as well as a wide variety of prepared, standardized lesson plans and activities. Check out this example of one on nutrition and physical activity.

healthcareers.sd.gov/HOTTLessonPlans_001.aspx
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
Local School Wellness Policy Outreach Tool

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) developed a ready-to-go communication toolkit designed to engage school staff and parents in school wellness. The toolkit includes flyers, presentations, newsletter articles and social media posts for sharing news about a local school wellness policy. The materials can be personalized to make them specific to local school wellness policy activities.

Each local educational agency that participates in the National School Lunch Program or other federal Child Nutrition programs is required by federal law to establish a local school wellness policy for all schools under its jurisdiction.

https://www.fns.usda.gov/tn/local-school-wellness-policy-outreach-toolkit
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/
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
National Association School Boards of Education

Provides a variety of resources for school administration related to policy development.

www.nasbe.org
National School Boards Association

Helps school policymakers and educators make informed decisions about health issues affecting the academic achievement and healthy development of students and the effective operation of schools.

www.nsba.org
School Health

Collaborative partnership between the South Dakota Departments of Education and Health. Through funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, they develop partnerships and coordinate programming to improve the health and educational outcomes of young people.

doe.sd.gov/schoolhealth/index.aspx
SD School Height and Weight Surveillance

The South Dakota Department of Health and the Department of Education ask schools to submit student height and weight data for kindergarten, elementary and high school students. The voluntary program to track childhood obesity in South Dakota has been underway since 1998. Data reports from previous years surveillance along with information about submitting data for the current school year.

http://doh.sd.gov/statistics/school-height-weight.aspx?
Surgeon General’s Report on Physical Activity and Health
www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/sgr/sgr.htm
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