Promoting healthy lifestyles for children & families


Community Food Security Assessment Toolkit

This toolkit contains standardized measurement tools for assessing various aspects of community food security. It includes a general guide to community assessment and focused materials for examining six basic assessment components related to community food security.

Edible Connections–Changing the Way We Talk About Food, Farm, and Community

"Edible Connections: Changing the way we talk about food, farm, and community" is a food communications forum that brings together the media, the public, and many food system stakeholders from within the community to increase awareness and understanding of the local food system, strengthen connections among food system stakeholders, and initiate programs and activities to address food system probl


For 1 in 8 Americans, hunger is a reality that is not confined to small pockets of society, certain areas of the country, or certain neighborhoods. Millions of Americans are struggling with hunger. Hunger Fact Sheets for download on this site include: Hunger and Poverty Statistics, Child Hunger Facts, Hunger in the Suburbs, Rural Hunger, Senior Hunger, Working Poor, Child Hunger Implications.

Nutrition in Children and Adolescents Knowledge Path

This "knowledge path" about child and adolescent nutrition offers a selection of current, high-quality resources that analyze data; describe public health campaigns and other promotion programs; and report on research aimed at identifying promising strategies for improving nutrition and eating behaviors within families, schools, and communities.

Whole Measures for Community Food Systems: Values-Based Planning and Evaluation

This planning and evaluation tool provides a lens for community food projects to dialogue about how their work affects whole communities. It includes a set of six core fields of value-based practices against which projects can measure the impact of their work.