Online Resources

Online Resources 2018-05-16T08:01:16+00:00

NASPE- National Association for Sport and Physical Education


Official website of the Society of Health and Physical Educators.  SHAPE America early-childhood resources teach families the importance of physical activity for young children.

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Let’s Move Child Care


Let’s Move! Child Care (LMCC) is part of Former First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! initiative to prevent childhood obesity. LMCC encourages and supports child care and early education providers to make positive changes in their programs in order to work toward a healthier future for children.

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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.

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Grow It Try It Like It


Grow It, Try It, Like It! Nutrition Education Kit Featuring MyPlate is a free garden-themed nutrition education kit for child care center staff that introduces children to fruits and vegetables.

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CACFP- Child and Adult Care Food Program


CACFP provides aid  to child and adult care institutions and family or group day care homes for the provision of nutritious foods that contribute to the wellness, healthy growth, and development of young children, and the health and wellness of older adults and chronically impaired disabled persons.

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CNPP- Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion


The USDA Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion works to improve the health and well-being of Americans by developing and promoting dietary guidance that links scientific research to the nutrition needs of consumers.

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Ellyn Satter Institute


ESI is dedicated to improving quality of life. People are healthier in all ways when they eat and feed with practicality and enjoyment, based on the evidence-based, clinically tested, and highly effective Satter Feeding Dynamics Model and Satter Eating Competence Model.

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The Feeding Doctor


Dr. Katja Rowell believes establishing a healthy feeding relationship– in essence– HOW children are fed is the missing piece in addressing disordered eating and weight dysregulation.

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Kids Gardening


Kids Gardening creates opportunities for kids to learn though gardening, engaging their natural curiosity and wonder by providing inspiration, community know-how and resources.  Kids Gardening improves nutritional attitudes, educational outcomes, social & emotional learning and environmental stewardship in youth across the country through garden-based learning.

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Eat Well Play Hard


Eat Well Play Hard (EWPH) is a key childhood obesity prevention initiative of the New York State Department of Health.

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Champions for Change


The Network for a Healthy California has partnered with more than 200 organizations statewide to create Champions for Change, a social marketing campaign designed promote fruit and vegetable consumption, physical activity and food security, with the goal of preventing obesity and other chronic diseases.

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American Academy of Pediatrics


The American Academy of Pediatrics is an organization of  66​,000 pediatricians committed to the optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults.​

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Administration for Children and Families


The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is a division of the Department of Health & Human Services that promotes the economic and social well-being of children, families, individuals and communities with leadership and resources for compassionate, effective delivery of human services.

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Born Learning


Born Learning is a public engagement campaign that helps parents, grandparents and caregivers explore ways to turn everyday moments into fun learning opportunities.

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Child Care Aware of America


Child Care Aware® of America works with more than 400 state and local Child Care Resource and Referral agencies nationwide. These agencies help ensure that families in 99 percent of all populated zip codes in the United States have access to high-quality, affordable child care.

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Choose My Plate


MyPlate is a reminder to find your healthy eating style and build it throughout your lifetime. Everything you eat and drink matters. The right mix can help you be healthier now and in the future.

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Kids Health


KidsHealth is more than just the facts about health. As part of The Nemours Foundation’s Center for Children’s Health Media, KidsHealth also provides families with perspective, advice, and comfort about a wide range of physical, emotional, and behavioral issues that affect children and teens.

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Little Voices for Healthy Choices


The Little Voices for Healthy Choices (LVHC) is a national initiative for Early Head Start (EHS) and Migrant and Seasonal Head Start (MSHS) programs. It was developed to promote wellness in infants, toddlers, and expectant families. The initiative includes training and resources with strategies designed to address healthy nutrition, physical activity, brain development, and sleep for children birth to 3, their families, and communities.

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National Resource Library for Health and Safety in Child Care and Early Education


The National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care and Early Education improves the quality of child care and early education programs by supporting child care providers and early educators, families, health professionals, early childhood comprehensive systems, state child care regulatory agencies, state and local health departments, and policy makers in their efforts to identify and promote healthy and safe child care and early education programs.

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Partnership for Healthier America


The Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) is devoted to working with the private sector to ensure the health of our nation’s youth by solving the childhood obesity crisis. PHA brings together public, private and nonprofit leaders to broker meaningful commitments and develop strategies to end childhood obesity.

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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation


The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) is the nation’s largest philanthropy dedicated solely to health.

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Sesame Street Workshop: Healthy Habits for Healthy Life


Sesame Workshop is the nonprofit educational organization behind Sesame Street and so much more.  Beyond ABCs and 123s, Sesame Workshop programs deliver crucial lessons about health, emotional well-being, and respect and understanding to help kids grow up healthy, happy, and at home in their world.

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We Can Eat, Play, Grow


The We Can: EatPlayGrow curriculum combines the latest science and research from the NIH with CMOM’s creative educational approach to teach children ages 2-5 and their parents how to make healthy nutrition and physical activity choices.

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Raising Healthy Kidz


RaisingHealtyKidz.org contains resources for early care and education administrators, staff, and families to support improved nutrition and physical activity.  RaisingHealthyKidz was developed with input from early care and education providers and vetted by Registered Dietitians through the Department of Nutrition at Case Western Reserve University.

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Regis College First Aid Tips


This website gives families an understanding of basic first aid tips, as well as updates on first aid practices and resources for keeping first aid kits up to date.

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Early Childhood Education


This website provides information about the steps you need to take to become an early care and education professional.  The site includes helpful video, why early care and education is so important, and the different paths you can take for the career in early education that fits your goals.

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The Community Guide: Gardening Interventions to Increase Vegetable Consumption


This one page handout summarizes the Community Preventive Services Task Force (CPSTF) recommendation and systematic review evidence for the use of school-based gardening interventions in combination with nutrition education to increase children’s vegetable consumption.

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My First Garden: University of Illinois Ext.


This website is meant for 4th grade students to learn about the beauty of gardens, and the care involved in planning, nurturing and enjoying the benefits of gardening in a variety of spaces and places.  Tool kits are available in English and Spanish.

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ALDI Smart Kids


A special program dedicated to supporting the health and wellness of the children in ALDI communities. ALDI does this through supporting local community organizations that encourage kids to be active in the areas of education, physical activity, nutrition, socializing and the arts. Support ranges from monetary donations to ALDI gift cards. Programs should demonstrate affordability and sustainability, a lasting impact on the community and a significant and measurable outcome.

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American Academy of Pediatrics: Tips for Starting Solid Foods Video


In this video from the American Academy of Pediatrics, you’ll learn all about the practice of responsive feeding and how to understand, recognize, and respond to your baby’s hunger or fullness cues. You can practice responsive feeding when breastfeeding, bottle feeding and when providing solid foods.

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American Academy of Pediatrics: Responsive Feeding Explained Video


In this video from the American Academy of Pediatrics, you’ll learn all about the practice of responsive feeding and how to understand, recognize, and respond to your baby’s hunger or fullness cues. You can practice responsive feeding when breastfeeding, bottle feeding and when providing solid foods.

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Better Health Partnership: Children’s Health Initiative


Better Health’s Children’s Health Initiative focuses on high rates of childhood obesity and on improving management of childhood asthma through shared data and public reporting.

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Building Healthy Places Network: Early Childhood


A collection of blog posts and online articles related to efforts to advance early childhood health outcomes.  Supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

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Supporting Nursing Moms at Work:  HHS Office on Women’s Health


Information on solutions that employers can use to support nursing mothers in the work place.  Also includes information on the reasons why supporting breastfeeding in the work place is a return on investment for businesses.

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CDC Infant and Toddler Nutrition


This website brings together existing information and practical strategies on feeding healthy foods and drinks to infants and toddlers, from birth to 24 months of age. Parents and caregivers can explore these pages to find nutrition information to help give their children a healthy start in life.

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1,000 Days


As an organization by moms, for moms, 1,000 Days understands parents’ needs. That’s why we’re launching a series of bite-sized videos on one of the biggest questions parents have: how to introduce solid foods.

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