Below is a list of resources to assist F.A.N. Club program facilitators:
U.S. Department of Agriculture ChooseMyPlate – Go-to source for nutrition guidelines and food group information. Interactive tools, information to share with students and parents and worksheets to print and use
PE Central – Most widely used website for health and physical education teachers, parents and students. More than 20,000 physical education and health lesson ideas, a media center with more than 100 videos and a series of programs designed to motivate children to improve their fitness levels, activity skills and their health and nutrition knowledge
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Physical Activity Guidelines – Resource for physical activity guidelines
Fresh For Kids – Australian website that focuses on fruit and vegetables, with great recipe ideas
Let’s Move! – First Lady Michelle Obama’s comprehensive initiative. Links to programs and ideas for adding physical activity at home, at school and in the community.
Network for a Healthy California’s Fruit, Vegetable and Physical Activity Toolbox for Community Educators – Lessons and worksheets about physical activity and nutrition
KidsHealth, Nemours Children’s Health System – Resources for parents, kids and teens about all aspects of health
LiveStrong – Contains many great kids’ activities. You many have to hunt for kid-specific topics, as they’re within all of the larger subject areas.
Ultimate Camp Resource – Awesome for resource for games
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Games and Activities – Games and activities about water
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention BAM! Body and Mind – Games and resources on the body and mind
Move to Learn Fitness Energizers – More than 30 fitness videos for students grades kindergarten through eight with routines kids can do alongside their desks
Go Noodle Brain Breaks – Free, short videos to get kids moving in the classroom, including short ZUMBA routines
Time for 10 – Free 10-minute fitness videos featuring fitness experts and kids, with themes such as kickboxing, core and flexibility
Adventure to Fitness – Videos that incorporate physical activity and common core-aligned learning, like jogging (in place) through Yellowstone National Park. Free registration gives teachers access to some videos; more are available with a paid subscription.
Teach Train Love – Lists of fun Brain Break videos from YouTube compiled by a teacher
Action for Healthy Kids – A Pinterest page full of classroom brain break ideas, including some for middle school
50 Bodyweight Exercises You Can Do Anywhere – Great ideas that do not require any special equipment
PBS Kids Zoom Games – Chase games, mind games, physical challenges, relay races, sports games and word games
Kids On The Move – Game ideas and tips for class structuring, maximizing participation and management routines
Ohio Action For Healthy Kids – Part of a nationwide initiative dedicated to improving the health and educational performance of children through better nutrition and physical activity in schools
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