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The link below is an exciting site where kids can learn how to lead nutritious lives.

http://www.nourishinteractive.com
A great kids website that offers activities, recipes and games which are all centered around nutrition.
 

The below websites provide informative information about nutrition to help parents encourage their children to live a healthy lifestyle.

Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act (USDA Nutrition Guidelines)


Improving child nutrition is the focal point of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. The legislation authorizes funding and sets policy for USDA's core child nutrition programs: the National School Lunch Program, the School Breakfast Program, and the Summer Food Service Program. The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act allows USDA, for the first time in over 30 years, opportunity to make real reforms to the school lunch and breakfast programs by improving the critical nutrition and hunger safety net for millions of children.

ChooseMyplate.gov

On June 2, 2011, First Lady Michelle Obama and USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack released the federal governments new food icon, MyPlate, to serve as a reminder to help consumers make healthier food choices. MyPlate is a new generation icon with the intent to prompt consumers to think about building a healthy plate at meal times and to seek more information to help them do that by going to ChooseMyPlate.gov. The new MyPlate icon emphasizes the fruit, vegetable, grains, protein foods, and dairy groups.

National Dairy Council
As the leader in dairy nutrition research, education and communication since 1915, National Dairy Council provides timely, scientifically sound nutrition information that supports the health benefits of dairy and healthy eating.

3-A-Day of Dairy
This parent-friendly, consumer site gives easy-to-read nutrition information and great ideas on serving up 3-A-Day of Dairy, to get the calcium and other essential nutrients families need.

Action For Healthy Kids
Action for Healthy Kids (AFHK) is the only nonprofit organization formed specifically to address the epidemic of overweight, undernourished and sedentary youth by focusing on changes at school. Learn about what the 50 AFHK state teams (plus the District of Columbia) are doing and find resources and tools on school wellness.

Milk Delivers
Find information, materials, programs and promotions on increasing milk consumption at schools at this site, sponsored by the Milk Processor Education Program (MilkPEP). Current promotions include Spotlight On, Refuel Your School, the School Poster Program and the SAMMY Awards.

Fuel to Play 60
Fuel up to Play 60 is an in-school nutrition and physical activity program launched by National Dairy Council and NFL, in collaboration with the USDDA, to help encourage today's youth to lead healthier lives.  Everyone can get involved! the key to Fuel up to Play 60's success is having a strong student foundation. Tell your students all about it.

The School Nutrition Association
The School Nutrition Association is the national, non-profit professional organization representing 55,000 members providing school meals to students across the country. The Web site offers industry information and a variety of materials and resources.

The National Agricultural Library (NAL)
The NAL is one of four U.S. national libraries and houses one of the world's largest agricultural information collections. It offers direct loan of books, audiovisuals, free photocopies of journal articles, and more to personnel working directly with eligible programs.

Weighing Healthier Options
The Illinois Association of School Boards has developed a special section for their Web site containing a special report on childhood obesity, nutrition and physical education. Extensive resources are provided, and cafeterias are a focus as well.