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Information for Educators

Find a variety of lesson plans and curricula as well as organizations and companies that provide nutrition education materials and resources for audiences from young to old. Find organizations and companies that provide nutrition education materials and resources for audiences from young to old. For specific resources, see:

Purdue University, Purdue Extension 

Activities to help students become more active

HHS, Food and Drug Administration

The Health Educator’s Nutrition Toolkit is designed to help health educators, dietitians, physicians, other health care and nutrition professionals, social workers, youth counselors, and program directors teach consumers about the Nutrition Facts label and how to use the information it provides to make healthier food choices.

HHS, Office of Health Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

The Eat Healthy, Be Active community workshops are based on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. Each of these six 1-hour workshops includes a lesson plan, learning objectives, talking points, hands-on activities, videos, and handouts. The workshops are used by community educators, health promoters, dietitians/nutritionists, cooperative extension agents, and others to teach to adults in a wide variety of community settings.

English: Complete Workshop Series [PDF - 21.5 MB]
Spanish: Completar Serie de Talleres [PDF - 27.5 MB]

HHS, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

The Eat Healthy, Be Active Community Workshops are based on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. The workshops are used by community educators, health promoters, dietitians/nutritionists, cooperative extension agents, and others to teach adults in a wide variety of community settings. 

To order free copies of the Eat Healthy, Be Active Community Workshops in English, please go to https://epublication.fda.gov/epub/ and click these filters: Nutrition > Health educators > Orderable Hardcopies > Apply, and scroll down to Eat Healthy, Be Active Community Workshops.

HHS, Food and Drug Administration

FDA’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition developed “Everyday Food Safety” resources to increase food safety awareness among young adults ages 18 – 29.

European Food Information Council

Online game for ages 6-8 years and 9-12 years translations available in French, Greek, Italian and Spanish with Adult version guide.

Institute of Child Nutrition

A series of fact sheets that provide an overview of food allergies, the top 8 food allergies, how to manage food allergies, and common questions regarding food allergies in child nutrition programs. Revised 2014.

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