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CDC Adolescent and School Health Website
Establishing healthy behaviors during childhood is easier and more effective than trying to change unhealthy behaviors during adulthood. Schools play a critical role in promoting the health and safety of young people and helping them establish lifelong healthy behavior patterns.
Fight BAC! Partnership for Food Safety Education
A one-of-a-kind nonprofit that brings together public and private sectors to support health and food safety educators by making their work more visible, collaborative, and effective. The Partnership works with an active network of 14,000 health and food safety educators, providing them with tools they can use to educate people about protecting their health through safe food handling and hygiene.
HealthierUS School Challenge
The HealthierUS School Challenge: Smarter Lunchrooms (HUSSC: SL) is a voluntary certification initiative recognizing those schools enrolled in Team Nutrition that have created healthier school environments through promotion of nutrition and physical activity.
A new nutrition website designed to help people find answers to nutrition- and food-related questions. The site is a comprehensive source of information on nutrition and dietary guidance from multiple government agencies.
Child Care Wellness Warehouse, Oregon Department of Education
An online resource with evidence based tools, curricula, and sponsor-developed materials related to five key strategies. The five key strategies include increasing fruit and vegetable consumption, healthy beverage options, breastfeeding accommodations, limiting screen time and increasing physical activity.
Oregon Farm to School/School Garden Program, Oregon Department of Education
Oregon has “Farm to School” (and School Garden) programs in two state agencies: Agriculture and Education. This site provides links to many of the state efforts, from television ads to a grant program for school districts, and also provides links to other resources and contacts in Oregon.
Oregon Harvest For Schools Program, Oregon Department of Education
The Oregon Harvest for Schools Program was developed to promote and educate people about Oregon grown produce. Visit the ODE webpage to download free posters, stickers and other educational materials featuring Oregon’s bounty of nutritious and delicious fruits and vegetables.
My Oregon Plate Nutrition Lessons
The My Oregon Plate includes a home-grown nutrition sheet and lessons featuring the bounty of Oregon foods. One side shows what makes up a healthy diet and the other features the Grown in Oregon map and where many of these foods are grown. Includes cross curricular lessons for grades K-5 in nutrition, math and language arts. Order these free nutrition sheets for today.
School Meals That Rock
The School Meals That Rock Facebook page is a place to share and celebrate what is RIGHT with school nutrition in America. It is a counter-revolution to the media bashing of school meals and a tribute to every lunch lady (and gentleman) working to do amazing things for kids’ nutrition.
Summer Food Service Program
During the school year, many children receive free and reduced-price breakfast and lunch through the School Breakfast and National School Lunch Programs. What happens when school lets out? Hunger is one of the most severe roadblocks to the learning process. Lack of nutrition during the summer months may set up a cycle for poor performance once school begins again. Hunger also may make children more prone to illness and other health issues. The Summer Food Service Program is designed to fill that nutrition gap and make sure children can get the nutritious meals they need.
USDA Foods Toolkit
The USDA Foods Toolkit is a collection of valuable links and resources to assist School Nutrition Professionals and educate students, school staff, and the community about the healthy and nutritious contributions that USDA Foods provide to school meal programs.
In 2011, First Lady Michelle Obama and USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack released the federal government’s new food icon, MyPlate, to serve as a reminder to help consumers make healthier food choices. MyPlate is a new generation icon with the intent to prompt consumers to think about building a healthy plate at meal times and to seek more information to help them do that by going to ChooseMyPlate.gov.
USDA Nutrient Data Laboratory
Responses to frequently asked questions; links to food composition and nutrition resources; and an online search program to look up the nutrient content of a particular food.