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Resource Material Nutrition Web Resources

Nutrition Web Resources

California Adolescent Fitness and Nutrition Program
The California Adolescent Nutrition and Fitness (CANFit) Program is a statewide, non-profit organization whose mission is to engage communities and build their capacity to improve the nutrition and physical activity status of California’s low-income African American, American Indian, Latino, and Asian/Pacific Islander youth 10-14 years old.

Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion
CNPP works to improve the health and well-being of Americans by developing and promoting dietary guidance that links scientific research to the nutrition needs of consumers. Resources for teaching students about the food pyramid are available on the website.

Healthier US (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)
The President's HealthierUS Initiative uses the resources of the Federal Government to alert Americans to the vital health benefits of simple and modest improvements in physical activity, nutrition, and behavior.

Kids Health (Nemours Foundation)
KidsHealth has separate areas for kids, teens, and parents - each with its own design, age-appropriate content, and tone. There are literally thousands of in-depth features, articles, animations, games, and resources - all original and all developed by experts in the health of children and teens.

Nutrition.gov (USDA's National Agricultural Library)
Nutrition.gov serves as a gateway to reliable information on nutrition, healthy eating, physical activity, and food safety for consumers, educators and health professionals.

School Health Guidelines (National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion)
These guidelines identify strategies most likely to be effective in promoting lifelong healthy eating among young people.

Team Nutrition
This is an initiative of the USDA Food and Nutrition Service to support the Child Nutrition Programs.

Fitness Web Resources

Action for Healthy Kids
Action for Healthy Kids (AFHK) is a nationwide initiative dedicated to improving the health and educational performance of children through better nutrition and physical activity in schools.

American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD)
AAHPERD is the largest organization of professionals supporting and assisting those involved in physical education, leisure, fitness, dance, health promotion, and education and all specialties related to achieving a healthy lifestyle.

California Physical Education-Health Project
The California Physical Education-Health Project provides teachers and other professionals opportunities to create a deeper understanding of the two disciplines on which these subjects are based. Through readings, discussions, and reflections, CPE-HP participants will examine the commonalties and distinctions of the two subjects, ultimately to sharpen presentation of content to increase the impact on instruction for students.

California Physical Fitness Test
The purpose of this site is to provide aggregate PFT results for each school, school district, and county, as well as the state; and to provide background information on the California Physical Fitness Test (PFT).

Getting to Wellness
National School Boards Association

Just Move
The site features heart-related fitness resources, health facts, events, and news. Visitors can determine their activity profiles, browse nutrition and exercise recommendations, and maintain an online exercise diary. Sponsored by the American Heart Association.

National Association for Sport and Physical Education
Educating the American public about the importance of physical education for all children and youth is a primary focus. NASPE's 20,000 members include K-12 physical educators, college and university faculty, researchers, coaches, athletic directors and trainers.

Physical Education Standards (in MS Word - 94 pages)
Approved by the State Board of Education

President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports
Run by the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, this site updates the public on the Council's fitness promotion activities and serves as a comprehensive resource for organizations and individuals wishing to take part in the Council's awards programs.

Shape Up America
This organization, established by C. Everett Koop, former Surgeon General of the U.S. focuses on decreasing obesity, stressing simple changes in diet, and promoting healthy exercise habits.