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Nutrition and Physical Activity Toolkit
Farmers' market
In the toolkit:

Fruits and Veggies: More Matters
Community Tools
Client Counseling
Consumer Resources
Food and Nutrition Information
Food Security, Poverty, and Obesity
Physical Activity
Policy Issues
Resources for Schools


Fruits and Veggies: More Matters

Oregon Farmers' Markets
The site lists Oregon farmers' markets by region.

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Community Tools

Moving to the Future
This site contains tools for developing community-based nutrition services, including planning tools and training materials.

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Client Counseling

Bright Futures in Practice: Nutrition
This guide emphasizes prevention and early recognition of nutrition concerns and provides developmentally appropriate nutrition supervision guidelines for infancy through adolescence. The guide contains strategies and tools to help health professionals provide screening, assessment, and counseling.

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Consumer Resources

BAM! Body and Mind
A site to answer kids' questions on health issues and recommended ways to make their bodies and minds healthier, stronger, and safer.

It's My Life
An interactive site targeting youth with advice, games, and video clips. The section on Body includes information about sports and eating disorders.

Kidnetic
An advertisement-free, interactive website for 9-13 year olds and their families that communicates healthy eating and active living information. Sponsored by the International Food Information Council Foundation (IFIC).

Nutrition for Kids
Click on "Feeding Kids" newsletter for consumer articles, teacher tips, and recipes.

Smart Mouth
A site targeting youth with information ranging from how to be an advocate with the food industry and government, recipes, brain-teasers, and food flicks.

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Food and Nutrition Information

American Dietetic Association Nutrition
Click on Food and Nutrition Information to access a variety of publications on healthy eating and physical activity.

Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI)
An education and advocacy organization that focuses on improving the safety and nutritional quality of our food supply. This page focuses on health, nutrition, and diet.

The Child Care Nutrition Resource System
Provides child care providers with resources and information on preparing nutritious meals and snacks. The site was developed for child care providers who participate in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP).

The Children's Nutrition Research Center (CNRC)
The Children's Nutrition Research Center, operated by Baylor College of Medicine, conducts scientific investigations into the role of maternal, infant, and child nutrition in optimal health, development, and growth.

Nutrition
Linking and searching capability for all government nutrition sites. Provides an extensive interactive scientific reference section.

USDA Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion
Find all the federal nutrition guidelines here. Includes Dietary Guidelines, the Food Guide Pyramid, the Food Guide Pyramid for Children 2-6 Years Old, the Healthy Eating Index (evaluates individual diets), Interactive Physical Activity tool, nutrient content of the food supply, downloadable brochures, research briefs, recipes, and web-based training.

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Food Security, Poverty, and Obesity

Food and Nutrition Service
This site describes nutrition assistance and government food assistance programs for children and low-income people.

Food Research and Action Center (FRAC)
There are links on this site to multiple articles on the paradox of obesity and hunger.

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Physical Activity

Bright Futures in Practice: Physical Activity
Provides developmental guidelines on physical activity for the periods of infancy through adolescence. Includes current information on screening, assessment, and counseling to promote physical activity and to meet the needs of health professionals, families, and communities.

MEDLINEplus: Exercise for Children
A compendium of information including overviews, research, tips for parents, newsletters, and statistics.

Society of Health And Physical Educators - SHAPE America 
SHAPE America has published many guides including "Active Start, A Statement of Physical Activity Guidelines for Children Birth to Five Years" and "Physical Activity for Children, A Statement of Guidelines for Children Ages 5-12."

The President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports
Provides an overview of the President's Council with links to other federal physical activity programs as research digests and other resources.

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Policy Issues

Center for Science in the Public Interest
Policy reports are available, including "From Wallet to Waistline: The Hidden Costs of Super Sizing."

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Resources for Schools

Healthy Kids Learn Better (HKLB)
The Healthy Kids Learn Better Partnership is an Oregon statewide effort to help local schools and communities form partnerships and reduce physical, social, and emotional barriers to learning. It begins with a local HKLB Team, and reaches kids through the eight components of coordinated school health. The HKLB Toolkit is available to download.

The Healthy School Meals Resource System
Provides information about Team Nutrition, educational resources, recipes, food safety, and promotes healthy eating and physical activity.

Model School Wellness Policies
The U.S. Congress established a new requirement that all school districts with a federally-funded school meals program develop and implement wellness policies that address nutrition and physical activity by the start of the 2006-2007 school year. This link will take you to model school wellness policies that were developed by a work group that the National Alliance for Nutrition and Activity convened. There are also additional resources listed on the website.

School Foods Tool Kit
The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) has developed a new "School Foods Tool Kit" to help parents, health professionals, community groups, teachers, and school administrators to improve the nutritional quality of the meals, snacks, and drinks available to students. The kit includes model policies, fact sheets, advice about how to influence school decision makers and build support for change, and sample letters, flyers, and other model materials.

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