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10 Free Things for National Nutrition Month

Emphasize the importance of making informed food choices and developing healthy eating and physical activity habits. Our recommended resources include lesson plans, best practices, learning games, videos, book lists, coloring pages and more.

Themed Package

20 Indoor Movement Activities

Being involved in movement positively affects children both cognitively and physically. Here are 20 quick, easy, and engaging movement activities and games for the classroom.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan; Tool

92Y/The Paris Review: Interview Series

This site maintains an audio and video archive of interviews with writers, musicians, artists, scientists, and experts in other fields. Teachers and students across the curriculum can find resources by keyword, topic, date, artist or speaker.

Background Reading; Multimedia

AASL Lesson Plans

From the American Association of School Librarians (AASL), this web sit offers lesson plans across the curriculum from the AASL Standards for the 21st-Century Learner Lesson Plan Database.

Lesson Plan

Action for Healthy Kids

See how this site helps schools without the resources to improve nutrition programs and increase opportunities for kids to get healthier.

Multimedia; Tool

Anatomy of the Human Heart and Cardiovascular System

The Texas Heart Institute provides a detailed tour of the heart and circulatory system.

Lesson Plan; Multimedia; Printable

Authentic Assessment Toolbox

The Authentic Assessment Toolbox is a resource to help K-12 teachers, especially new teachers, create authentic tasks, rubrics, and standards for measuring and improving student learning.

Lesson Plan

BAM! Body and Mind

BAM! Body and Mind gives students in grades 5-8 information they need to make healthy lifestyle choices. It uses games, quizzes, and other interactive features to focus on disease, food and nutrition, physical activity, safety, stress, and the body.

Background Reading; Learning Game; Quiz

Bicycle and Pedestrian Lesson Plans

These activities by incorporate bicycle and pedestrian lessons in core K-8 classes (math, science, history, language arts, etc.) with the goal of getting kids thinking about the benefits of walking and bicycling throughout their entire learning.

Lesson Plan

Bulletin Board Ideas

We recommend four Web sites where you can find bulletin board ideas and themes, cutouts, templates, activity ideas, and more. Plus, find out what kind of supplies you’ll need and how to acquire them.

Printable; Tool

Cabot Cheese Posters

Check out these six posters for students in grades K-5 about eating right.


Character Counts

Free resources, professional development, and how to participate in the biggest celebration of character in the world.

Child Nutrition Health Education Kit

The National Dairy Council kit has papers with supportive science and presentations as well as downloadable charts and other education materials. Some materials are available in Spanish.

Reference Center

Classroom Exercise Breaks For Elementary Students

The research is clear: test scores and student behavior improve when physical activity breaks are incorporated into daily classroom routines. These lessons and resoures will show you how to get started!

Background Reading; Fact Sheet; Lesson Plan

Diabetes Education in Tribal Schools (DETS)

The DETS Project is part of a national effort to decrease the incidence and improve the care of type 2 diabetes among American Indian and Alaska Natives (AI/AN). Free learning resources and printables.

Lesson Plan; Multimedia; Printable

Educator Resources for Safe Schools Week 2016

Observe the 2016 event October 16-22 by helping students and parents learn about and advocate for school safety, including preventing bullying, reducing crime and violence, improving discipline, and increasing student attendance.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan


East Carolina University developed Energizers, classroom activities designed to integrate physical activity and academics. Energizers are easy to use, improve on-task behavior, and increase physical activity during the day.

Lesson Plan


This public health web site is a collection of teaching and reference materials developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to introduce and excite youth about the knowledge and skills used by public health professionals.


Federal Resources for Educational Excellence

This web site has teaching and learning resources from federal agencies, which include animations, primary docs, photos, and videos.


Healthy Youth Program Grades K-5

Lesson plans for K-5 learners across the curriculum based on Healthy Youth Program's credo: "Growing Healthier Families from the Ground Up".

Lesson Plan

Iditarod in the Classroom

Follow the 1,150 mile trek from Anchorage to Nome with these lessons and activities for all grades.

Themed Package

Iditarod Resources for Grades K-5

Follow the 1,150 mile trek from Anchorage to Nome with these lessons and activities for grades K-5

Themed Package

Just For Kids

This site from the University of Illinois Extensionhas 23 interactives for students in grades K-8, covering concepts in animals, weather, volcanoes, exercise, nutrition, friendship, conflict resolution, and more.

Lesson Plan; Multimedia

K-12 Student Interactives

A prolific collection of interactive resources for K-12 across the curriculum. From lessons to homework help to professional development, this resource is an educator's must have.

Lesson Plan; Multimedia; Professional Development Course


This site offers health information news for parents, kids, and teens. Available in English and Spanish