Schools

Related Resources

Browse our library of materials and external links related to childhood obesity prevention in schools.

Please note that, while some of these materials are available for immediate download, there may be some secure items for which you must request access.

A Guide to Smart Snacks in Schools

https://fns-prod.azureedge.net/sites/default/files/tn/USDASmartSnacks.pdf

Guide to ensuring non-meal foods meet nutrition standards

Related Interest Group(s): Schools

A Guide to Smart Snacks in Schools

https://fns-prod.azureedge.net/sites/default/files/tn/USDASmartSnacks.pdf

Guide to ensuring competitive foods meet nutrition standards

Related Interest Group(s): Schools

Be Your Best with Breakfast

https://fns-prod.azureedge.net/sites/default/files/tn/dmp_beyourbest.pdf

Whole grains for breakfast promotional tool and activity

Related Interest Group(s): Schools

Best Practices for Healthy School Fundraisers

https://fns-prod.azureedge.net/sites/default/files/cn/bestpractices_fundraisers.pdf

Brochure promoting non-food/healthy food fundraisers including ideas

Related Interest Group(s): Schools

Birthdays, Celebrations and Family Events

http://www.actionforhealthykids.org/storage/documents/parent-toolkit/celebrationsf3b.pdf

Tip sheet on event-specific non-food celebration ideas

Related Interest Group(s): Schools

Blueprint—Schools Section

Schools chapter in Blueprint.

Related Interest Group(s): Schools

Related Topics: Blueprint, General Resources

CDC Tips for Teachers – Promoting Healthy Eating and Physical Activity in the Classroom

https://www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/npao/pdf/Tips_for_Teachers_TAG508.pdf

Guide for teachers to create and support a healthy classroom – suggestions are in line with Healthy CPS

Related Interest Group(s): Schools

Comprehensive School Physical Activity Programs: A Guide for Schools

https://www.cdc.gov/healthyschools/physicalactivity/pdf/13_242620-A_CSPAP_SchoolPhysActivityPrograms_Final_508_12192013.pdf

Guide on implementing and evaluating a comprehensive physical activity program

Related Interest Group(s): Schools

Discover MyPlate: Nutrition Education for Kindergarten

https://www.fns.usda.gov/tn/discover-myplate-nutrition-education-kindergarten

Webpage full of resources for kindergarten teachers to utilize in teaching nutrition to their students

Related Interest Group(s): Schools

Eat Smart to Play Hard with MyPlate Poster

https://fns-prod.azureedge.net/sites/default/files/eatsmartposter.pdf

Poster that could be displaced in classrooms, the cafeteria, hallways etc.

Related Interest Group(s): Schools

Energizers for School

http://www.eatsmartmovemorenc.com/Energizers/EnergizersForSchools.html

Instructions for short activities that integrate movement into academic concepts.

Related Interest Group(s): Schools

GoNoodle

https://www.gonoodle.com/

Short videos that can be played in the classroom to get everyone moving (“Brain Breaks”)

Related Interest Group(s): Health Education, Schools

Healthy Non-Food Rewards

http://www.actionforhealthykids.org/storage/documents/parent-toolkit/rewardsf3a.pdf

Tip sheet on age-appropriate non-food rewards

Related Interest Group(s): Schools

Kids Food Critic Activity

https://fns-prod.azureedge.net/sites/default/files/tn/Food_Critic_508.pdf

Score card students can use to rate a new food

Related Interest Group(s): Schools

Linking Obesity Prevention and Schools

Presentation on obesity and schools by Adam Becker at Healthy Teacher Network event.

Related Interest Group(s): Schools

Related Topics: Healthy Teacher Network

Local Presentation—Impact of School Policies on Childhood Obesity (Whitmore Schanzenbach)

Presentation from Sept 2006 QM by Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach.

Related Interest Group(s): Schools

Related Topics: Quarterly Meeting

Local Presentation—Physical Education Survey in Chicago Public Schools (Thomas)

Presentation from Sept 2005 QM by David Thomas/Illinois State University.

Related Interest Group(s): Schools

Related Topics: Quarterly Meeting

Local Presentation—The Physical Education Waiver Process (Thomas)

Presentation from Dec 2004 QM by David Thomas/Illinois State University.

Related Interest Group(s): Schools

Related Topics: Quarterly Meeting

Local School Wellness Policy Outreach Toolkit

https://www.fns.usda.gov/tn/local-school-wellness-policy-outreach-toolkit

Materials to help engage staff and parents in the wellness policy. Includes: cover letter, letter to principal, parent flyer (English and Spanish), presentation for parents, presentation for school staff, newsletter article and social media posts

Related Interest Group(s): Schools

Model School Wellness Policies

http://www.schoolwellnesspolicies.org/resources.html

A list of resources related to school wellness policies

Related Interest Group(s): Schools

MyPlate Grocery Store Bingo

https://fns-prod.azureedge.net/sites/default/files/tn/Bingo_508.pdf

Bingo card families can use while grocery shopping to create a balanced cart

Related Interest Group(s): Schools

MyPlate Guide to School Breakfast – English

https://fns-prod.azureedge.net/sites/default/files/tn/SB_Infographic_81216a.pdf

Infographic showing how MyPlate is represented in school breakfast – in English 

Related Interest Group(s): Schools

MyPlate Guide to School Breakfast – Spanish

https://fns-prod.azureedge.net/sites/default/files/tn/School-Breakfast-Spanish-508.pdf

Infographic showing how MyPlate is represented in school breakfast – in Spanish

Related Interest Group(s): Schools

MyPlate Guide to School Lunch – English

https://fns-prod.azureedge.net/sites/default/files/tn/SL_Infographic_81216a.pdf

Infographic showing how MyPlate is represented in school lunch – in English

Related Interest Group(s): Schools

MyPlate Guide to School Lunch – Spanish

https://fns-prod.azureedge.net/sites/default/files/tn/SL_Infographic_81216a.pdf

Infographic showing how MyPlate is represented in school lunch in Spanish.

Related Interest Group(s): Schools

Playworks Guide for Incliment Weather

http://www.playworks.org/playbook/what-is-a-great-recess/playground-strategies/recess-rain-and-snow-and

Guide on how to support physical education indoors, including ideas for different spaces

Related Interest Group(s): Schools

QM Keynote—School Environments/Policies to Promote Healthy Eating/PhysAct (Story)

Keynote from Dec 2010 QM by Mary Story.

Related Interest Group(s): Schools

Related Topics: Quarterly Meeting

QM Keynote—School Wellness: Progress or Promise? (Titzer)

Keynote from June 2008 QM by Sarah Titzer/Action for Healthy Kids.

Related Interest Group(s): Schools

Related Topics: Quarterly Meeting

Recipes for Healthy Kids: Cookbook for Homes

https://www.fns.usda.gov/tn/recipes-healthy-kids-cookbook-homes

Healthy recipes divided by inadequate intake foods (whole grains, dark green and orange vegetables etc.)

Related Interest Group(s): Schools

Serving Up MyPlate: A Yummy Curriculum

https://www.fns.usda.gov/tn/serving-myplate-yummy-curriculum

Curriculum and resources to help teachers integrate nutrition education into other subjects

Related Interest Group(s): Schools

Sweet Deals: School Fundraising Can Be Healthy and Profitable

Healthy fundraising guide from the Center for Science in the Public Interest.

Related Interest Group(s): Schools

Related Topics: National Resources

Team Nutrition Garden Resources

https://www.fns.usda.gov/tn/team-nutrition-garden-resources

Resources to aid in nutrition education as it relates to school gardens

Related Interest Group(s): Schools

The Dietary Guidelines for Americans

https://health.gov/dietaryguidelines/2015/guidelines/

The HHS Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2015 – 2020

Related Interest Group(s): Food and Beverage, Health Education, Schools, Policy and Advocacy

Related Topics: General Resources, National Resources, Prevention and Intervention, Publications and Reports

Welcome to School Lunch

https://fns-prod.azureedge.net/sites/default/files/tn/dmp_welcome.pdf

School lunch food identification and taste test activity

Related Interest Group(s): Schools