School Wellness Policy Tools and Resources
These resources can help to develop your school's local wellness policy and establish a healthy nutrition environment at your school.
Youth Physical Activity: The Role of Families
Find out what families can do to get and keep their children active!
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.
Action for Healthy Kids
Action for Healthy Kids envisions a future where every kid is healthy, active and ready to learn. It mobilize school professionals, families and communities across the U.S. to take actions that lead to healthy eating, physical activity and healthier schools where kids thrive.
Alliance for a Healthier Generation website
The Alliance for a Healthier Generation is a catalyst for children’s health. We work with schools, companies, community organizations, healthcare professionals and families to transform the conditions and systems that lead to healthier kids.
CATCH.org is the platform to access program resources for CATCH® , the school health program with the most scientific evidence of effectiveness.
Fuel Up to Play 60 Minutes
Fuel Up to Play 60 is an in-school nutrition and physical activity program launched by National Dairy Council and NFL, in collaboration with the USDA, to help encourage today's youth to lead healthier lives.
Ten Tips for Making the Switch to Healthy Celebrations
School celebrations are a great way to bring students, teachers, and parents together; however, offering healthier options is not always easy. Luckily, Action for Healthy Kids® is here to help! Check out their top ten tips for making the switch to healthy celebrations.
Think Breakfast Resources for Educators
Do you want to help your students learn the value of a healthy breakfast? Think Breakfast is a set of engaging tools to inspire students and parents to make breakfast part of their morning routine. The free Think Breakfast! kit, available for grades K–5, 6–8, and 9–12, includes standards-aligned teaching guides, student activity guides, posters, cookbooks, fun videos, and classroom giveaways.
Benefits of School Breakfast
What are the benefits of eating school breakfast? This flyer will tell you how breakfast benefits students performance in school.
School snacks just got healthier!
This info graphic shows how school snack choices have fewer "empty" calories than in the past.
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.
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.
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!
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!