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Nutrition & Physical Activity

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Here are other sources of nutrition and physical activity information for kids, adolescents and adults.

 

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Learning Zone Express provides a variety of free MyPlate tools. You can find posters, lesson plans, activity and game ideas, “garden hero” puppets, DVD’s, stickers, and many more MyPlate products! Check it out and incorporate MyPlate into your classroom!

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.

UC Davis Center for Nutrition in Schools has developed educational curriculum which focuses on nutrition and health while meeting educational standards. Some of the curriculum include: Connecting the Dots…Healthy Foods, Healthy Choices, Healthy Kids! (Preschool) and Nutrition to Grow On (Grades 4-6). The site also provides professional development curriculum for educational staff.

This is a comprehensive site that includes a variety of media and information on all eight (8) components of the Coordinated School Health model. The eight (8) components addressed are health education, physical education, health services, nutrition services, counseling and social services, healthy school environment, health promotion for staff, and family and community.

This site provides a list of exemplary programs that target pre-teens and teens. The programs listed promote physical activity and healthy eating behaviors in young people. They all have some out-of-school/community component, as well as evidence of some demonstrated effectiveness.

This website provides information on all of the Arizona Community Farmers Markets including hours and locations. Also, provides information on cooking, food demonstration, and gardening classes.

The Dairy Council of Arizona provides a comprehensive overview of services and resources available to the general public, schools, and health professionals. They provide the history of the Dairy Council of Arizona, information on scholarships, recipes, and learning materials for all ages. It has free downloadable resources for parents, children, schools, and health professionals. They have an online catalog to request materials.

SNE provides information on available nutrition education resource for all ages. They specify the available format (poster, DVD, booklet, CD-ROM, games, etc), target audience, resource topics, description, cost to acquire the materials (many are free of charge), and ordering information.

A health initiative designed to help spread the word about the health benefits of eating more fruits and vegetables. The program is led by Produce for Better Health Foundation. Remember: Make half your plate fruits and vegetables!

SuperTracker can help you plan, analyze, and track your diet and physical activity. Find out what and how much to eat; track foods, physical activities, and weight; and personalize with goal setting, virtual coaching, and journaling.

The world’s largest organization of food and nutrition professionals. This site provides information on several nutrition and food topics as well as provides support for finding a registered dietitian in your area.

The Arizona Nutrition Network (AzNN) is a program of the Arizona Department of Health Services that promotes health and nutrition to people who are participating in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) or who are eligible to participate. The Arizona Nutrition Network helps its partners to provide nutrition education through statewide campaigns and informational materials.

MyPlate illustrates the five food groups that are the building blocks for a healthy diet using a familiar image – a place setting for a meal. Before you eat, think about what goes on your plate or in your cup or bowl. This website helps you learn more about each food group, building a healthy plate, weight management, physical activity, and more.

Maricopa School Wellness provides nutrition curricula and materials, school garden resources, wellness guides, and other resources to schools and educators within Maricopa County. You can also request a guest speaker or special event appearance such as a nutrition lesson in your classroom.

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Nutrition & Physical Activity

 

 

Street Address:

4041 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85012

 

Telephone:

602.506.9333

 

Fax:

602.506.9330

 

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