Physical Fitness/Nutrition

Body Works
Body Works is a program designed to help parents and caregivers of young adolescent girls (“tweens”) improve family eating and activity habits.  The program focuses on parents as role models and provides them with hands-on tools to make small, specific behavior changes to prevent obesity and help maintain a healthy weight.  It uses a train-the-trainer model to distribute the Body Works Toolkit.  Nutrition, Physical Activity; Girls age 9 to 13 years; No cost.  Office of the Secretary, Office of Public Health and Science, Office on Women’s Health. Read More

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Youth Physical Activity Guidelines and Toolkit. Read More

Cooking with Kids, Inc.
“Cooking with Kids” engages elementary school children in hands-on learning with fresh, affordable foods from diverse cultures. Students are encouraged to explore many varieties of foods using all of their senses, to have fun, and to exercise choice.  “Cooking with Kids” invites parent and volunteer participation to teach nutrition standards and food safety while preparing food. The children get to sample tomatoes, wheat, corn, nuts and other foods. Nutrition - Linked to NM Standards and Benchmarks. Read More

Get Active – Be Healthy Afterschool Tool Kit
The Afterschool Alliance has teamed up with Quaker® Oats to create the "Get Active: Be Healthy Afterschool Toolkit". The guide provides creative, easy-to-implement ideas for incorporating health and wellness into your afterschool program, including lesson plans, activities and games.

Indian Health Services - Physical Activity Kit (PAK)
The PAK is based on best and promising practices to increase physical activity. The PAK toolkit can be used in schools, communities, worksites, Head Start programs, elderly centers, and youth programs. The Goal of the PAK is to increase the time American Indians and Alaskan Natives spend in medium to high physical activity for all ages across the lifespan. While, the activities have been field tested to be culturally appropriate for Native communities, others might find PAK useful in their community.  Read More

Food and Nutrition Center: Dietary Guidelines for Americans: 2015-2020.  Read more



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