Nutrition Education: School Aged ChildrenBest Bones Forever
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Site for young girls featuring games, quizzes, e-postcards, and ideas for increasing calcium consumption.
Family Nutrition Nights
Louisiana Department of Education.
Instructional resource for educators seeking to hold Family Nutrition Nights for grades K-4 and 5-8. The lessons are designed to help students and their parents develop positive attitudes toward good nutritional practices, to establish lifelong healthful eating patterns, to take action for good health, and to provide accurate and current nutrition information.
Food and Nutrition Fun for Elementary Age Children (PDF | 134 KB)
USDA. NAL. Food and Nutrition Information Center.
Comprehensive list of food and nutrition books for children.
Helping School Foodservice Deliver Nutrition Education
University of California Cooperative Extension. The Center for Weight and Health.
The tool kit is designed for use in elementary schools, particularly those serving low-income populations. Activities are included for food service staff to use in school as well as for parents to use at home.
Media-Smart Youth: Eat, Think, and Be Active!
NIH. National Institute of Child Heal and Human Development.
An interactive program to help 11 to 13-year olds think critically about how the media can affect food and physical activity choices.
Michigan Team Nutrition Booklist (PDF | 1.21 KB)
Michigan State University Extension; Michigan Department of Education.
An annotated list of over 400 books with positive food, nutrition and physical activity messages for children in grades K-2.
Nutrition Education Take-Home Bag
Iowa Team Nutrition; 2012.
Iowa's Team Nutrition Program invited elementary teachers to request a "nutrition education bag" to keep and share with the families of their students, to promote a healthy lifestyle through healthy eating and physical activity.
Pick a Better Snack(TM) and ACT Lessons
Iowa Department of Health.
Topics covered in these lessons for K-5 include physical activity, fruits and vegetables, and MyPyramid for Kids.
Serving Up MyPlate: A Yummy Curriculum
USDA. FNS. Team Nutrition.
This collection of classroom materials helps elementary school teachers integrate nutrition education into Math, Science, English Language Arts, and Health. Materials introduce the importance of eating from all five food groups using the MyPlate icon and a variety of hands–on activities. Students also learn the importance of physical activity to staying healthy.
The Wellness Impact: Enhancing Academic Success Through Healthy School Environments
GENYOUth; National Dairy Council; American College of Sports Medicine; American School Health Association.
This report highlights the link between quality nutrition, physical activity and academic performance.