Promoting healthy lifestyles for children & families

Organizations

Advocates for Youth: School-Based Health Centers

School-based health centers (SBHCs) provide comprehensive medical and mental health screening and treatment for young people at their schools.

American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)

The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) strongly believes that all children and adolescents should have access to a medical home that provides high-quality health care services in a continuous and comprehensive fashion.

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)

Founded in June, 1930, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and its member pediatricians dedicate their efforts and resources to the health, safety and well-being of infants, children, adolescents and young adults. The AAP’s 60,000 members include pediatricians, pediatric medical subspecialists and pediatric surgical specialists.

California School Health Centers Association

The California School Health Centers Association (CSHC) is the statewide organization leading the movement to put health care where kids are -- in schools.

FoodPlay

Since 1982 Emmy Award winning FoodPlay Productions has reached over three million schoolchildren across the country using the power of live theater and interactive resources to turn kids on to healthy eating and exercise habits.

Kids Gettin' Fit

Kids Gettin' Fit is a 6-week group weight management program at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland (CHORI) for children 6 - 12 years old. The program is 6 consecutive classes offered on Tuesday afternoons for two hours from 4 - 6 PM. Each child attending must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

National Assembly on School Based Health Care (NASBHC )

The National Assembly on School Based Health Care (NASBHC) mission is to improve the health status of children and youth by advancing and advocating for school-based health care.

National Initiative for Children’s Healthcare Quality (NICHQ)

National Initiative for Children’s Healthcare Quality

Founded in 1999, the National Initiative for Children’s Healthcare Quality (NICHQ) is an independent, action-oriented organization dedicated to achieving a world in which all children receive the high quality healthcare they need.

Team Nutrition

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.

The Food and Nutrition Information Center (FNIC)

The Food and Nutrition Information Center (FNIC) at the National Agricultural Library (NAL) has been a leader in food and human nutrition information dissemination since 1971. FNIC's web site provides a directory to credible, accurate, and practical resources for consumers, nutrition and health professionals, educators and government personnel.