Resources

Arizona Nutrition Network:  is a public and private partnership led by the Arizona Department of Health’s Bureau of USDA Nutrition Programs with the Department of Economic Security and Family Assistance Administration (FAA). The goal of the Network is to shape food consumption in a positive way, promote health, and reduce disease among all people living in Arizona by providing common nutrition messages to SNAP applicants and recipients. For more information: http://eatwellbewell.org/

Action for Healthy Kids: This nonprofit organization formed specifically to address the epidemic of overweight, undernourished and sedentary youth by focusing on changes at school. We wok in all 50 states and the District of Columbia to improve children’s nutrition and increase physical activity, which will in turn improve their readiness to learn. For more information: www.actionforhealthykids.org

Eat Smart. Play Hard.TM: is about making America’s children healthier. It’s  about practical suggestions that will help you motivate children and their caregivers to eat healthy and be active. The campaign messages and materials are fun for children and informative for caregivers. To make your job easier, we have kid-tested the messages and based them on the Food Guide Pyramid and Dietary Guidelines for Americans. For more information: http://teamnutrition.usda.gov/Resources/eatsmartmaterials.html

Fight BAC: Goal is to educate consumers on four simple steps they can take to fight food borne bacteria and reduce their risk of food borne illness. For more information: http://pfsehost.p2technology.com/

Fruit and Veggies—More Matters: It’s the nation’s largest public-private nutrition education initiative with Fruits & Veggies—More Matters coordinators in each state, territory, and the military. The program is guided by the collaborative efforts of members of the National Fruit and Vegetable Program and launched a new public health initiative, Fruits & Veggies—More Matters with the goal of increasing more than 5 servings of fruits and vegetable consumption for Americans by 2010. For more information: http://www.fruitsandveggiesmatter.gov/

MyPyramid.gov for Kids: The Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion, an organization of the U.S Department of Agriculture, was established in 1994 to improve the nutrition and well-being of Americans. MyPyramid offers personalized eating plans and interactive tools to help you plan/ assess your food choices based on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. For more information: http://www.mypyramid.gov/kids/index.html

National Dairy Council: As a leader in nutrition research since 1915, the National Dairy Council (NDC) is dedicated to providing timely, scientifically sound nutrition information on the health benefits of milk, cheese, and yogurt. The NDC website includes recent health and nutrition research reviews, downloadable educational materials and more. For more information: www.nationaldairycouncil.org

Purdue Extension: Indiana has created a website of Children and Body Weight Issues resources that are available for possible use in the community. The website is separated into broad categories based on whether programs tend to be more oriented to schools or outside of schools. For more information: http://www.extension.purdue.edu/extmedia/CFS/CFS-735-W.pdf

Team Nutrition: This 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. For more information: www.fns.usda.gov/tn/

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