Kids Eat Right
This initiative focuses on a quality nutrition approach for all children, recognizing that children can be underweight, healthy weight, overweight or obese and still be lacking consumption of vital nutrients need for optimal growth and development, and that simply reducing calories in the food supply does not improve diet quality. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietietics has been committed to childhood obesity prevention and a quality nutrition approach for years and we are energized by the momentum created by First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move campaign. Kids Eat Right, supports the White House's Childhood Obesity Task Force recommendations Also check out the website for the public aimed at helping families shop smart, cook healthy and eat right at: www.kidseatright.org.
Fuel Up to Play 60 Health Education Kit
Fuel Up to Play 60 is an in-school program that encourages the availability and consumption of nutrient-rich foods, along with at least 60 minutes of daily physical activity.
The program was launched by National Dairy Council and the NFL, in collaboration with United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). The program, in more than 60,000 schools, provides youth with concrete opportunities to improve healthy eating and physical activity. The Fuel Up to Play 60 Health Education kit provides the latest information about the Fuel Up to Play 60 program, resources on how to get involved and valuable materials including the Fuel Up to Play 60 Turnkey Presentation.
Download a comprehensive resource kit to learn more and get involved with Fuel Up to Play 60 at www.nationaldairycouncil.org/futp60
Let's Move! Campaign
Started by Michelle Obama, Let's Move Campaign has an ambitious national goal of solving the challenge of childhood obesity within a generation so that children born today will reach adulthood at a healthy weight. Let’s Move! will combat the epidemic of childhood obesity through a comprehensive approach that will engage every sector impacting the health of children and will provide schools, families and communities simple tools to help kids be more active, eat better, and get healthy.
The Learning Kitchen
The Learning Kitchen classes are designed to improve food security for families with limited budgets. In a series of six classes, 8-15 participants receive instruction in meal planning, budgeting, shopping, and cooking from area chefs and trained nutrition educators. At the end of each class, participants take home free ingredients to make the recipes at home.
Action for Healthy Kids
Helping children learn to eat right and be active every day means they have a better shot at being successful in school – and in life. Through our Cooperative Agreement, Action for Healthy Kids partners with the CDC to improve school nutrition to prevent childhood obesity and undernourishment.
Flavored Milk, a Healthy Choice for Kids
Healthier School Meals Resources:
HealthierUS School Challenge (HUSSC) is a voluntary initiative established in 2004 to recognize those schools participating in the National School Lunch Program that have created healthier school environments through promotion of nutrition and physical activity.
Project Eat has a mission to end health inequities and close the achievement gap in school communities.
School Meals that Rock is a Facebook page to share and celebrate what is RIGHT with school nutrition in America. It is a counter-revolution to the media bashing of school meals and a tribute to every lunch lady (and gentleman) working to do amazing things for kids' nutrition.
Recipes and Nutrition Resources Sites
Cabot Cheese Coop Has recipes and resources for home and at school
Meal Makeover Moms are two of the nation’s top experts on family nutrition, they’re on a mission to help busy families eat better. If you struggle to get your family to eat healthy meals without complaint, this is the website for you. Here you’ll find fun recipes kids love, tips to get picky eaters to try new foods, lunch, snack and dessert ideas, and practical advice on bringing good nutrition to the dinner table.
New England Dairy Council has resources for improving childhood nutrition and wellness. This is something that New England Dairy & Food Council and the National Dairy Council take very seriously.
Nutrition Professionals available in Vermont
Child Nutrition and Pediatric Specialists
School Nutrition Experts
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