Education Resources

MyPlate for Kids Poster (PDF | 843 KB)

USDA. FNS. Team Nutrition.

Feeding Minds. Feeding Hunger logo Feeding Minds, Fighting Hunger

Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations.

Encourages teachers, students and youth to help create a world free from hunger and malnutrition. For a comprehensive lesson plan, see Eating Well for Good Health.

MyPyramid Blast Off Game logo MyPlate Blast Off Game

USDA. Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion.

An interactive computer game where kids can reach Planet Power by fueling their rocket with food and physical activity.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Center to Prevent Childhood Obesity - Resources and Tools

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Provides a selection of key resources to help inform activities to improve children's and teens' access to nutritious foods in school and at home, as well as initiatives to increase opportunities for physical activity in school and the surrounding community.

Empowering Youth with Nutrition and Physical Activity

USDA. FNS. Team Nutrition.

Provides middle and high school teachers, mentors, and caregivers with strategies for role modeling positive nutrition and physical activity behaviors, innovative learning activities, and a road map of and links to the Empowering Youth manual.

Healthy Choices for Kids

Washington Apple Education Foundation.

An educational site providing information for children about eating a balanced diet. Includes educational activities.

Loving Your Family Feeding Their Future Loving Your Family Feeding Their Future: Nutrition Education Through SNAP

USDA. Food and Nutrition Service.

Provides educational and promotional materials and techniques to help nutrition educators in their work with Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participants. Materials are specifically targeted and designed for English and Spanish speaking women with children ages 2 through 18.

Serving Up MyPlate Curriculum

USDA. FNS. Team Nutrition.

This collection of classroom materials helps elementary school teachers integrate nutrition education materials into classrooms. The curriculum introduces the importance of eating from all five food groups using the MyPlate icon and a variety of hands–on activities.

School Gardens and Garden Curriculum

USDA. Food and Nutrition Service.

FNS resources on school gardens with nutrition messages for the classroom, school cafeteria, and at home.

Fuel Up to Play 60 Fuel Up to Play 60

National Dairy Council; National Football League; United States Department of Agriculture.

Empowers youth to take action to improve nutrition and physical activity at their school and for their own health. Provides educational resources for schools enrolled in the program.

FDA Education Resource Library

DHHS. FDA. Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.

Printable education materials on topics related to food safety and nutrition, including labeling and dietary supplements.

SuperKids Nutrition

SuperKids Nutrition, Inc.

Provides nutrition tips and tools for children and families.


Annie E. Casey Foundation.

Provides access to state level data on the health status of children.

Bright Futures

Georgetown University.

A national initiative to promote the health and well-being of infants, children and adolescents.

Jump Into Foof and Fitness mascot Jump Into Foods and Fitness! (JIFF)

Michigan State University. Michigan State University Extension. 4-H Youth Development.

Research-based curriculum for use with kids aged 8 to 11 (grades 3 to 5) with "Jiff the Joey" to set the stage for each of the seven "Kangaroo Jumps" or sessions.

Milk Matters

DHHS. NIH. National Institute of Child Health & Human Development.

Promotes calcium consumption among t'weens and teens, especially during the ages of 11 to 15.

Nutrition for Kids

24 Carrot Press.

Provides resources to help parents teach nutrition to kids.

Tiny Tummies

Tiny Tummies.

A food and nutrition newsletter for families and their children.

Child with Pumpkins Food for the Toddler Years (PDF | 528 KB)

Ohio State University Extension.

Provides tips and suggestions to help parents make appropriate and healthy choices for children ages 2 to 4 years of age.

Nutrition and the Health of Young People

DHHS. CDC. National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.

Presents statistics on the effect of eating behaviors on health.

Father and son Healthy Kids Learn Better

Oregon School Boards Association. Healthy Kids Learn Better Partnership.

Reduces barriers to learning by supporting the policy and funding initiatives that bridge the gap between health and education. Also provides training for teachers in health curricula.

Nourishing Children with Books

Virginia Cooperative Extension.

Provides information for caregivers on choosing books for children to promote healthy lifestyles.

Fight Bac! Character in a Garden Excerpts from the Food Safety Educational Materials Database - Children

USDA. NAL. Food Safety Information Center.

Features curriculum resources to teach children about food safety.

Food Safety Teaching Materials for Child Care Providers

USDA. NAL. Food Safety Research Information Office.

Nourish Interactive

Nourish Interactive.

Free nutrition games for kids, interactive activities, and nutrition tools for parents. Created by nutrition and health care professionals, Nourish Interactive's nutrition education Web site gives children the knowledge and skills they need to make healthy choices for a lifetime.