Resources to help students, families, and communities get fit and make healthier food choices|
If you made a New Year’s resolution to exercise more and eat better, then check out some of these great resources to help you reach your goals.
1. Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announce the release of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010. The evidence-based nutrition guidance is offered to promote health, and reduce the risk of disease and the prevalence of obesity.
2. Michelle Obama started the Let’s Move! campaign to tackle the challenge of childhood obesity by engaging every sector of society into helping kids become more active and eat better. At the Web site, you can:
• learn the facts about childhood obesity3. For the 7th - and 8th -grade classrooms, the NIH has two free curriculum supplements about health and nutrition. Through engaging activities, students can discover how the energy in versus energy out and their own behaviors can affect their health.
• find out how to determine your healthy weight and calculate your body mass index
• get chef-created recipes, healthy eating tips, and nutrition information
• learn ways that kids, families, schools, and communities can get active
• see videos on the Let’s Move! YouTube channel
• The Science of Energy Balance: Calorie Intake and Physical Activity Best of luck to you as you strive for a healthier life!
• The Science of Healthy Behaviors