Promoting healthy lifestyles for children & families


Northern California Healthy Eating Active Living (NorCal HEAL): Resources

The Northern California Healthy Eating Active Living (NorCal HEAL) website, administered by the Center, lists resources, materials and information for schools, worksites, neighborhoods, and healthcare, as well as links to cross-sector postings and fundraising opportunities.

Survey of Child Care Providers of 2-5 Year Old Children - English, Spanish

The Survey of Child Care Providers of 2-5 Year Old Children is designed to gather information about nutrition and physical activity practices at child care facilities.

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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.

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.

Be Active Kids

Be Active Kids is an innovative, interactive physical activity, nutrition, and food safety curriculum for North Carolina preschoolers ages four and five. The goal of the program is to give young children the tools they need to develop positive physical activity and nutrition habits for a lifetime of good health.

California Healthy Kids Resource Center (CHKRC)

The California Healthy Kids Resource Center (CHKRC) maintains a comprehensive collection of reviewed health education materials for use by teachers, administrators, university faculty, LEA staff, and other professionals who work with preschool through 12th-grade students in school settings and after-school programs.

Color Me Healthy: Preschoolers Moving & Eating Healthy

The "Color Me Healthy" program was developed to reach children ages four and five with fun, interactive, learning opportunities on physical activity and healthy eating. It is designed to stimulate all of the senses of young children: touch, smell, sight, sound, and, of course, taste.

Family Nutrition Education Programs

The Family Nutrition Education Programs (FNEP) brings the latest nutrition information to low-income Missourians. This important part of MU Extension helps clients achieve life long health and fitness. Paraprofessional nutrition educators work with clients individually and in groups in their homes, in schools and at agencies.

Fruit and Vegetable Fun for Kids

The Produce for Better Health Foundation has developed a variety of resources, including coloring pages you can print out and color, tools to track your intake of fruits and vegetables, information about produce department tour in supermarkets, and others resources.

Healthy Beverages in Child Care

Sugary drink consumption is a major contributor to the obesity epidemic. Serving healthy beverages is essential for a child's nutritious diet, and child care settings can play an important role in helping children develop healthy nutrition habits. Learn what you need to know about new state and federal standards for beverages served in child care settings.