Team Nutrition, an initiative of the United States Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service, supports national efforts to promote lifelong healthy food choices and physical activity by improving the nutrition practices of the Child Nutrition Programs. We provide resources to schools, child care settings, and summer meal sites that participate in these programs.
Maine 4-H Community Central engages youth with their parents, elders, school and community through hands on 4-H project in Science, Leadership and Citizenship. Programming is offered in Public Housing sites as well as local schools and community organizations.
Prevention of childhood obesity. Learning good nutrition. Increasing physical activity.
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The "Healthy Youth Leading the Way in the VI" Project's goal is to focus on prevention of childhood obesity in the Virgin Islands. The purpose of this afterschool project is to bring the land grant and community resources together to tackle this issue through a format which delivers targeted educational programs and activities.
As a teen, Steve Brown would tell his parents he would be spending spring break at a friend’s house, and head off to Colorado to climb mountains. (NOTE: this is NOT recommended behavior!) Today, when he is not in his office or training for a marathon or climb, you can still find him climbing the mountains surrounding his home in Palmer Alaska.
Want to get children thinking about healthy eating and exercise? You can be a part of the good health solution by teaching youth about nutrition and encouraging physical activity. Here is a series of slides with background research and several hands-on activities that reinforce or enhance nutrition concepts.
Today, one in seven people do not get enough food to be healthy and lead an active life. Yet there is enough food in the world for everyone to have the nourishment necessary for a healthy and productive life. How can this be?
CYFERnet continues the “It’s a Mystery” exploration and looks at light pollution with the GLOBE at Night project. It’s a Mystery! The world turns; the sun rises. It's different every day but with a rhythm and based on science that has intrigued humans since the dawn of time.