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Resource Aggregators from the National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health

Tools to Gather Community Information

Reports and Information Resources

Healthy Nutrition/Lifestyle Education Resources

Cultural Competence Resources

Strategies in Action

Bright Futures: Nutrition and Pocket Guide (3rd Edition) focuses on health promotion and disease prevention for infants, children, adolescents, and families. It promotes positive attitudes toward nutrition and offers guidance on choosing healthful foods. Consistent with key Bright Futures principles, family meals are emphasized because they are associated with better diets, build on family strengths, and promote unity, social bonds, and good communication.

Cultural Diversity:  Eating in America. A series of family and consumer science fact sheets produced by the Ohio State University Extension,

Nutrition services. Nutrition assistance programs

American Heart Association (AHA), Healthier Kids. Provides information about programs that aim to improve nutrition and physical activity in children and adolescents in homes, schools, and communities.  AHA Programs include Alliance for a Healthy Generation, Hoops for Heart, Jump Rope for Heart, and Teaching Gardens.

Healthy Eating, Active Communities (HEAC). Through local collaborations, HEAC (Healthy Eating, Active Communities) sites across the state of California improved access to healthy food and physical activity in low-income communities to reduce childhood obesity. The HEAC model was designed to prevent childhood obesity through collaborative action that changes the local environment to make healthy living possible.

Moving to the Future. Presents resources to develop successful community programs that promote healthy eating and physical activity. Includes instructions for conducting a community assessment, writing objectives, developing a plan, and evaluating programs; forms, surveys, and worksheets that can be adapted to a community program; and discussion forums. Also provides links to state and local plans that address nutrition, physical activity, and obesity prevention.

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, We Can!. (Ways to Enhance Children’s Activity and Nutrition)
We Can! is a national movement designed to give parents, caregivers, and entire communities a way to help children 8 to 13 years old stay at a healthy weight.  We Can! serves as a centralized resource to promote a healthy weight in youth through community outreach, partnership development, and media activities that can be adapted to meet the needs of diverse populations.