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  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

    The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is the world's largest organization of food and nutrition professionals. The “eat right” site includes science-based nutrition information for students and adults and hosts resources and activities that can be used all year to help improve healthy eating habits.

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    Nutrition for Kids and Teens

    This resource provides information and ideas for healthy meal planning, including ideas for breakfast, snacks, lunches and family dinners. There are also resources for getting the right nutrition for physical activity.

    Eat Right Nutrition Tips

    This collection of nutrition tip sheets provides practical food and nutrition guidance for healthy eating. These educational handouts are written by Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics staff registered dietitians, and cover topics such as healthy snacking, eating right while “on the run” and the importance of breakfast.

  • Action for Healthy Kids

    Action for Healthy Kids is the nation's leading nonprofit and largest volunteer network fighting childhood obesity and undernourishment by working with schools to improve nutrition and physical activity to help our kids learn to eat right, be active every day and be ready to learn.

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    Students Taking Charge

    This resource highlights programs students have undertaken across the country to advocate for improved nutrition or physical activity access in their schools. There are tools for planning and implementation, and success stories to get you motivated.

    Eating Healthy Fact Sheet

    This printable resource from Students Taking Charge provides students with information about what healthy eating is as well as why healthy eating is good for them.

    Guidelines for After-School Physical Activity and Intramural Sport Programs

    This resource from the National Association for Sports and Physical Education is a printable handout that provides educators with information about setting up and holding intramural activities. Included are suggestions for organization, administration, leadership, facilities, safety, types of activities and more.

    Game On! The Ultimate Wellness Challenge

    Developed by Action for Healthy Kids in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Game On! The Ultimate Wellness Challenge is a proven, year-long program that challenges America’s youth, their families and schools to incorporate healthy food choices and physical activity into their daily lives. A series of four theme-based challenges spaced throughout the school year promotes, engages and recognize students for their efforts to make better food choices and move more.

  • Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE America)

    SHAPE America is the largest organization of professionals involved in physical education, physical activity, dance, school health and sport—all specialties related to achieving an active, healthy lifestyle. Its mission is to advance professional practice and promote research related to health and physical education, physical activity, dance and sport by providing its members with a comprehensive and coordinated array of resources, support and programs to help practitioners improve their skills to further the health and well-being of the American public.

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    Shape of the Nation Report

    This report, by the National Association for Sport and Physical Education and the American Heart Association provides a current picture of physical education (PE) in the American education system. The report includes data and profiles for each state, along with information on advocacy and progress being made to make physical activity a higher priority in schools.

    NASPE’s Teacher Toolbox

    This resource provides monthly collections of activity ideas that meet the national standards, elementary and secondary fitness calendars to send home, puzzles and games, information about events such as National Physical Education and Sport Week and other materials.

  • Apps for Healthy Kids

    This online competition challenges students, adults, game designers, software developers and others to develop games that encourage students (especially those between the ages of 9 and 12) to be more physically active and to eat better.


    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

    These major operating components of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services collaborate to create the expertise, information and tools that people and communities need to protect their health – through health promotion, prevention of disease, injury and disability and preparedness for new health threats.

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    Centers for Disease Control: Education Home

    This is a repository for a wealth of materials and resources promoting good health. There are resources for teachers, parents, caregivers and students of all ages.

    Adolescent and School Health

    The Center for Disease Control provides this resource of articles, research, and analysis tools for schools to use to improve their healthy eating and physical activity environments.

  • Food Research and Action Center

    This organization is the leading national nonprofit organization working to improve public policies and public-private partnerships to eradicate hunger and undernourishment in the United States.

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    Local School Wellness Policies

    This resource from the Food Research and Action Center provides information on wellness policy requirements and guidance on how to implement wellness policies that specifically address the nutrition concerns of low-income children and communities

  • Get Active Now!

    This resource describes how active video games can be part of an overall plan for staying fit and getting enough physical activity.

  • Girls Health offers a collection of resources designed to promote healthy behaviors in girls between the ages of 10 and 16. Included are tips, information and other resources related to teens' changing bodies, fitness, nutrition, illness, emotional well-being and more.


    National Dairy Council

    National Dairy Council® (NDC), a founding sponsor of Fuel Up to Play 60, is the nutrition research, education and communications arm of Dairy Management Inc™. On behalf of U.S. dairy farmers, NDC provides science-based nutrition information and resources, including those in the Fuel Up to Play 60 program, to help foster a healthier society.

  • National Football League

    The National Football League, a founding sponsor of Fuel Up to Play 60, is dedicated to tackling the childhood obesity epidemic in the United States by providing the Fuel Up to Play 60 program and involving players and team clubs in the effort.

  • National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

    The NICHD, established by congress in 1962, conducts and supports research on topics related to the health of children, adults, families and populations.  Some of these topics include learning about growth and development and improving the health of families.

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    Milk Matters for Kids

    This resource is designed especially for younger children. It includes interactive games and activities to teach young students about the importance of calcium, how much calcium they should get each day and what foods provide this important nutrient.

    Milk Matters Calcium Education Campaign

    Milk Matters is a public health education campaign to promote calcium consumption among tweens and teens, especially during the ages of 11 to 15, a time of critical bone growth.

    Media-Smart Youth: Eat, Think, and Be Active!

    This resource is an interactive after-school education program for students aged 11 to 13. It is designed to help teach them about how media, especially media that highlights foods and activity choices, can affect students’ health through its effect on their choices.

  • Presidential Youth Fitness Program

    This national, school-based program includes fitness assessment, professional development and recognition. Schools can adopt the program to assess, track and award youth fitness and physical activity. The program encourages the use of the FITNESSGRAM® assessment program. FITNESSGRAM® uses criterion-based standards that have been found to be associated with good health, as established by a scientific advisory board, and measures aerobic capacity, muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility and body composition.

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    Parent Resource Guide

    This guide helps parents understand the FITNESSGRAM® assessment and how and why their children’s P.E. teachers will be using the assessment tool. The guide includes Frequently Asked Questions as well as tips for helping families be more active.

    Physical Educator Resource Guide

    This guide is offered for use by school staff within the context of a school program or by after-school youth organizations. The guide explains how P.E. teachers can conduct the FITNESSGRAM® assessment, interpret the findings and use the results. The FITNESSGRAM® assessment provides the starting point for developing physical activity plans to improve fitness.

  • School Nutrition Association

    This organization is comprised of over 55,000 professionals in school nutrition. It is dedicated exclusively to enhancing children's health and well-being through school meals and sound nutrition education. The organization's website provides a wealth of nutrition-related materials—and information on how school professionals can earn CEUs for participating in Fuel Up to Play 60!

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    Teaching Kids About Nutrition

    This collection includes curriculum, access to promotional materials and educational resources that can help promote healthy lifestyles.

    School Nutrition Information for Parents

    This collection of resources is useful information for all adults with a stake in students’ healthy eating habits. Find out about how school meals can help students make healthy choices and develop healthy habits – and how you can get involved to help.

    Bridges to Wellness: Connecting School Meals and Classroom Learning

    Developed by the School Nutrition Association in cooperation with the National Dairy Council, these hands-on lessons for students in grades 5-10 blend classroom instruction with cafeteria connections to help improve youth understanding and selection of nutrient-rich foods on a daily basis.

  • Society for Nutrition Education

    The Society for Nutrition Education (SNE) represents nutrition educators in the United States and worldwide. The organization's goal is to promote effective nutrition education and communication in order to support and improve healthful behaviors.

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    MyPlate e-Catalog of Nutrition Education Resources

    This Society for Nutrition Education resource is a collection of reviewed materials that can be used in nutrition education activities. Each resource reviewed incorporates considerable content from the USDA’s MyPlate and Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

  • The Active & Healthy School Program

    This site includes information about and resources for making this program part of your school's wellness plan.

  • The American Academy of Family Physicians

    This professional organization of family doctors promotes healthy lifestyles and education of the public in health matters including the importance of healthy eating and physical activity.

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    Americans In Motion – Healthy Interventions (AIM-HI)

    This program, from the American Academy of Family Physicians and supported by National Dairy Council, places a focus on fitness—in the areas of physical fitness, nutrition and emotional well-being—as the treatment of choice for prevention of chronic disease.

  • The American Academy of Pediatrics

    This organization is an association of over 60,000 pediatricians, committed to helping all children, from infancy through young adulthood, achieve and maintain the best possible physical, mental and social health and well-being.

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    Healthy Children

    This website, developed by the American Academy of Pediatrics, provides information and guidance on nutrition, fitness, sports and other topics. The specific topic listings may be useful resources for implementation of Fuel Up to Play 60’s Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Plays.

    Healthy Children: Nutrition

    This collection of articles highlights topics in all aspects of healthy eating, including getting the right nutrient-rich foods, meal-planning, portion sizes, shopping advice and more

    Healthy Children: Fitness

    This collection of articles highlights topics in all aspects of physical activity, including how to find time for activity, weight training considerations, ways to encourage family activities and ways to prevent injury during physical activity.

  • The President's Council on Physical Fitness, Sports and Nutrition

    The President's Council on Physical Fitness, Sports and Nutrition is an advisory committee of volunteer citizens who advise the President through the Secretary of Health and Human Services about physical activity, fitness and nutrition in America.

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    The President’s Challenge

    The President's Challenge is a program that encourages all Americans to make being active part of their everyday lives. Students of all ages, as well as adults, can sign up to take the challenge and earn rewards. There is information on the site for how to adapt the challenge to meet the specific needs of your school.

    President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports Research Digests

    This collection of research-based articles includes resources for advocacy and ideas for ways to increase physical activity opportunities for students.

  • United States Department of Agriculture

    The USDA joined the Fuel Up to Play 60 program in 2010 to assist with providing resources and outreach – maximizing the long-term impact of the program.


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    USDA HealthierUS School Challenge Program

    This program recognizes schools that are creating healthier nutrition and physical activity school environments through nutritious and appealing menu-planning and by offering physical education as well as additional opportunities for physical activity. HUSSC offers a similar point of view as Fuel Up to Play 60 and is working collaboratively with us to meet our shared goals. Fuel Up to Play 60 can help your school achieve HUSSC recognition.

    Dietary Guidelines for Americans

    The Dietary Guidelines are jointly issued and updated every 5 years by the U.S. Departments of Agriculture and Health and Human Services. They provide information and guidance for everyone ages 2 and older about how healthy eating can promote health and reduce risk of disease.

    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.