The People's Garden Initiative
This Initiative works across USDA and with partners to start and sustain school gardens, community gardens, urban farms, and small-scale agriculture projects in rural and urban areas with the mission of growing healthy food, people and communities.
CCE-Tompkins' Resource Guide for School, Community and Home Gardens
This guide has everything you need to know to start a community, school or home garden.
Ithaca 2018 Summer Meal Sites
Ithaca has two locations that offer FREE meals for kids and teens 18 and younger. Click here for the locations, dates and times!
Every Kid Healthy Week Toolkit, April 23-27, 2018
A toolkit for schools to engage staff, students, parents and community members in a celebration of school wellness.
2018 Winter Olympics Passport Activity
Prepare for the 2018 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games just like an Olympic athlete. Create your travel passport to PyeongChang, South Korea, pick your events, and practice for the big day. You’ve only got a few weeks! The Olympic Games start February 9th and are followed by the Paralympic Games on March 9th. Winning an Olympic Gold Metal is within reach, and a white tiger named Soohorang, the 2018 Olympic Mascot, will be cheering for you!
School snacks just got healthier!
This info graphic shows how school snack choices have fewer "empty" calories than in the past.
Quick Juice Tip
Depending on age, children can drink ½ to 1 cup, and adults can drink up to 1 cup of 100% fruit or vegetable juice each day.
Finger Lakes Eat Smart New York School Wellness and CATCH Video
Watch how two local schools are taking a coordinated approach to child health!
Finger Lakes Eat Smart New York School Garden Video (3 min version)
Are you interested in starting or improving a garden at your school? Watch this quick 3 minute video to find out what Finger Lakes Eat Smart New York can do to support your efforts!
The People's Garden: Healthy Gardens Healthy Youth Toolkit and Research Results
The Healthy Gardens Healthy Youth Educational Toolkit
Get Growing with Cornell!
This website has loads of information on planting a school or community garden!
Grow It, Try It, Like It! Curriculum
Free garden-themed nutrition lesson plans and hands-on activities for preschool age youth.
The Great Garden Detective Adventure Curriculum
Discover what fruits and vegetables are sweetest, crunchiest, and juiciest through a series of investigations and fun experiences connecting the school garden to the classroom, school cafeteria, and home. This eleven-lesson curriculum is for 3rd and 4th graders.
Dig In! Curriculum
Explore a world of possibilities in the garden and on your plate using ten inquiry-based lessons that engage 5th and 6th graders in growing, harvesting, tasting, and learning about fruits and vegetables.
Farm to School Census
The Farm to School census data shares information about what 4,322 districts are doing to bring the farm to their schools.
How You Can Support Smart Snacks in School
Learn how to support healthy snacks in your child's school.
School Lunch is Better than Ever!
New nutrition standards for schools increase access to healthy food and encourage kids to make smart choices.
National Smarter Lunchrooms Handbook
This handbook, provides schools with the knowledge, motivation, and support needed to build a lunchroom environment that makes the healthy choice the easy choice for all students.
This resources gives you the information you need to help improve students health through fun activities while still meeting your schools needs.
Farm to School Planning Toolkit
The Farm to School Toolkit guides you through the process of creating a Farm to School Program and provides useful tips and tricks to reference.
Let's Move Active Schools
Active kids do better in school. But how do we ensure that kids get the recommended 60 minutes of physical activity a day? Make 60 minutes of physical activity a day the norm in K-12 schools. Let’s Move! Active Schools equips schools with the resources and tools to increase physical education and physical activity opportunities for students, and to cultivate an Active School environment.
Smarter Lunchrooms use easy no-cost and low-cost changes to encourage students to select, eat, and enjoy healthier foods in school without eliminating their choice. Click here to learn more.
This brochure describes the CATCH Program, a school based program that transforms children’s health by improving their nutrition, level of physical activity, classroom environment, and community.
Fruit, Veggie Swag Rap
Do you have a minute for an active break? This you tube video will have you up and dancing!
Farm to School: Videos and Webinars
The two webinar series, Healthy Habits Take Root and Growing Roots in Farm to School, are great for learning skills on how to incorporate local foods into your school. They also supply strategies to engage the children and community in the Farm to School project.
Farm to School: Getting Started
Develop a lasting farm to school program in your community with some simple first steps.
Finger Lakes Eat Smart New York School Garden Video (8 min version)
Are you interested in starting or improving a garden at your school? Watch this 8 minute video to find out what Finger Lakes Eat Smart New York can do to support your efforts and hear some of our success stories!
CDC's Healthy Schools Initiative
What can you do to make your child's school more supportive of healthy eating and physical activity for students? This website has lots of ideas to develop a school environment that encourages healthy lifestyles for students!
Build a Healthy Plate With Vegetables - for CACFP providers
Here are some great ways to offer vegetables at meals and snacks in child care settings such as schools and Head Start.
Build a Healthy Plate With Fruits, for CACFP Providers
Here are some great ways to offer fruit at meals and snacks in child care settings such as schools and Head Start.
3 Ways to Improve Kids' Food Choices at School
Learn 3 low cost ways the Smarter Lunchrooms Movement can improve kids’ food choices at school
Best Bones Forever Dance Routine
Learn the moves for the Best Bones Forever dance routine, then start dancing!
School Garden Wizard
Are you thinking about starting a school garden? This website will provide information on all aspects of planning a school garden!
Lunchroom Makeover Guide
This step-by-step guide assists school leaders in implementing healthy lunchroom changes in schools.