Promoting healthy lifestyles for children & families

Resources

MAKE ACTION: Activity Cards

"MAKE ACTION: Activity Cards" present four physical activity challenges especially designed for elementary school PE classes.

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MAKE ACTION full Toolkit, How to Use Guide, and Presentation

MAKE ACTION: An Easy-To-Use Toolkit To Advocate for Physical Education in Your Child's Elementary School

The Center developed the "MAKE ACTION: An Easy-To-Use Toolkit To Advocate for Physical Education in Your Child's Elementary School", an easy-to-use resource toolkit for parents and other advocates.

MAKE ACTION: Improving Physical Education in Elementary Schools: Presentation

"MAKE ACTION: Improving Physical Education in Elementary Schools" is a presentation that includes slides about the background, goals, and reality of PE in California; ideas about what schools, parents and other advocates can do; and resources available to aid in making changes happen in your elementary school.

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Taking Action Together: Overview and Curriculum

Taking Action Together (TAT) is a YMCA-based, multi-disciplinary program designed to reduce type 2 diabetes risk among low-income overweight African American children, 9-11 years of age. The TAT curriculum is designed to be administered outside of school hours, such as at after-school programs, in a group setting to up 16 students by one adult leader and a minimum of one assistant.

Frequently Asked Questions About Sports Drinks - English, Spanish

Isn’t Gatorade or Powerade the best drink for after practice? Aren’t sports drinks and juice a lot healthier than soda? If professional athletes promote and drink sports drinks, shouldn’t my kids? Parents, coaches, and physical education instructors have often asked about the value of sports drinks. Center researchers answer these and several other frequently asked questions about sports drinks.

Brochures: Asian Language Nutrition and Physical Activity - Cambodian, Chinese, Hmong, Korean, Laotian, Vietnamese, English

The Asian Language Nutrition and Physical Activity Brochures project published a series of culturally sensitive and relevant educational materials that can help immigrant parents understand how they can adapt to a new environment and food supply in a way that will foster the health and welfare of their children.

Happy, Healthy & Well: Worksite Wellness in Child Care Centers - English, Spanish Toolkit

The Happy, Healthy & Well (HHW) toolkit was developed for use with child care and early childhood education staff to support adopting healthy nutrition and physical activity behaviors in the child care work environment. Research has shown that staff is more likely promote healthy habits if they have adopted these behaviors themselves. HHW program materials include:

Let's Get Moving!: Working Together to Promote Active Lifestyles in Young Children - English, Spanish Toolkit

Let's Get Moving!: Working Together to Promote Active Lifestyles in Young Children is a toolkit for childcare providers, professionals, and parents that is designed to introduce quick and easy ways to incorporate physical activity into the daily routines of children ages 2-7.

If My Child is Overweight, What Should I Do About It?

If My Child is Overweight, What Should I Do About It? is a booklet by Joanne Ikeda, MA, RD, Cooperative Extension Nutrition Specialist. This colorful how-to guide is for parents who have a child who is overweight.

NIH's We Can! (Ways to Enhance Children's Activity & Nutrition)

We Can! is unique in that it targets parents of youth ages 8-13 and caregivers and communities to improve nutrition, increase physical activity, and reduce screen time among kids to maintain a healthy weight.