Nutrition & Physical Activity Resources

At HealthMPowers, we work every day to reduce the barriers to good health that children and families face by providing nutrition and physical activity resources that level the playing field for everyone, in all communities.

Early Care Resources

Physical Activity and Nutrition Calendar for Preschool-Aged Children – This 10-month calendar provides families easy, fun and engaging activities they can do with their preschool children at home to encourage healthy eating and physical activity.

Make Walking Fun! – Creative ways to incorporate fun activities into your walking routine. Also available in Spanish.

10 Tips Be An Active Family – Follow these tips to add more activity to your family’s busy schedule. Also available in Spanish.

Go Noodle Online interactive physical activity breaks and calming activities. NOTE: You will need to create a free account using an email address.

Cosmic Kids Yoga Videos –  Online healthy screen time physical activities and calming activities.

Get Moving Today! Activity Calendar 12-month calendar of physical activities children and families can do at home. Also available in Spanish.

Physical Activity for Preschoolers tips for families to become more active.

Family Handwashing Activity Important tips from the CDC for parents to teach effective handwashing.

Wash Your HandsQuick and easy video demonstration from the CDC for parents and children.

Handwashing– Science experiment emphasizing the steps to and the importance of proper handwashing.

Warning for Hand Sanitizers with Methanol- Important document outlines the warning provided by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that hand sanitizers with methanol should not be used due to toxic effects.

Physical Activity and Nutrition Calendar for Preschool-Aged Children – This 10-month calendar provides families easy, fun and engaging activities they can do with their preschool children at home to encourage healthy eating and physical

Eat More Vegetables for a Longer Life! – A family Engagement toolkit presentation that provides viewers with tips and nutrition information to get the whole family eating a variety of vegetables each day.

ECE Drink More Water Recipe Cards – Infused water recipe cards. Also available in Spanish.

Nibbles for Health Nutrition 12 USDA newsletters for parents with nutrition information, recipes and activities. (In English and Spanish)

The Two-Bite Club Educational storybook and activities, from the USDA, to introduce and encourage children to try new foods by eating just two bites. (In English and Spanish)

Discover My Plate: Look and Cook Recipe Cards Pictoral recipe cards, from the USDA, for children and families to prepare together.

Captain Planet Learning at Home Resources Explore a variety of early childhood to high school resources on nutrition, cooking, gardening, earth sciences and more.

A Visit to a Farmers Market Watch this video as Miss Penny and the KidVision Pre-K Kids tour a Farmers Market to learn more about fruits and vegetables.

Elementary Resources

HealthMPowers Family Commercial Challenge – Fun activity to get family members physically active during TV commercial breaks. Also available in Spanish.

Family Times K-2: Family Fun An activity to encourage families to work together to get more physical activity during the day.

Family Times: Reducing Screen Times An activity providing strategies for families to work together to reduce screen time and get active.

September Physical Activity CalendarThree daily brain boosters and mindfulness activities will keep you active throughout the school day!

Chair Exercises – Fun chair exercises to keep you active while sitting at your desk at school or at home, or even on the couch while watching TV!

Handwashing– Science experiment emphasizing the steps and the importance of proper handwashing.

Acrostic Handwashing Digital lesson emphasizing the importance of handwashing incorporating language arts standards. Grades 3-5.

Handwashing Fact vs. Fiction Digital lesson that guides students through proper handwashing techniques. Grades 3-5.

Handwashing Reflection This writing prompt is a timely resource for digital learning. Grades 3-5.

Handwashing Reflection This writing prompt is a timely resource for digital learning. Grades K-2.

Cooking Matters Sugar Shocker An activity handout that helps youth identify how much sugar they are consuming. Also included: An easy-to-make smoothie recipe!

EAT, DRINK, MOVE! – Watch this fun rap video and create your own! Submit to HealthMPowers via Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

Family Times K-2: Eat 5 Fruits and Veggies Each Day A fun activity to encourage families to work together to improve nutrition.

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Kindergarten (Booklet/Answer Key)

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Family Challenge #1- Eat

Family Challenge #2 – Drink

Family Challenge #3 – Move

Secondary Resources

Fitness Portfolio Now’s a great time to start your journey to better fitness. Use this resource to create and implement your own personalized fitness plan.

Explore the individualized sections below:
Benefits of Physical Activity
Warm-Up and Cool-Down 
Health-Related Fitness 
Self Assessment 
Setting Your Fitness Goal
The FITT Principle 
Exercise Principles
Fitness Improvement Plan 
Monthly Fitness Plan 
Weekly Fitness Log
Re-Assess 
Reflection

HealthMPowers Family Commercial Challenge – Fun activity to get family members physically active during TV commercial breaks. Also available in Spanish.

Move! Lesson Digital lesson that ties to Move! video emphasizing the importance of physical activity.

November Physical Activity Calendar Three daily brain boosters and mindfulness activities will keep you active throughout the school day!

MOVE as a Family 

Chair Exercises – Fun chair exercises to keep you active while sitting at your desk at school or at home, or even on the couch while watching TV!

Handwashing Lesson – Digital lesson emphasizing the steps to and the importance of proper handwashing.

Warning for Hand Sanitizers with Methanol- Important document outlines the warning provided by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that hand sanitizers with methanol should not be used due to toxic effects.

Drink! Lesson Digital lesson that ties to Drink! video emphasizing the importance of water.

Eat! Lesson Digital lesson that ties to Eat! video emphasizing the importance of healthy snacks.

Cooking Matters Breakfast Boost A handout that students can use to identify the food groups in their morning breakfast.

EAT as a Family

DRINK as a Family 

Additional Resources

GENYOUth Meal Distribution Grant potential grant funding of up to $3,000 per school to supply much-needed resources for meal distribution and delivery efforts to get food to students during COVID-19.

Recipes

Sweet Potato Dip Recipe

Black Bean and Vegetable Quesadilla Recipe

Fruit Tart Recipe (English and Spanish)

Infused Water Recipe: Lemon Strawberry Water

Meeting Your MyPlate Goals A Budget Easy ideas for making affordable and tasty meals for your family. Recipes (with colorful pictures) and cooking tips are also included.

MyPlate Food Planning During the Coronavirus Pandemic A handout with information on food planning for you and your family. Includes tips on what to buy, and how much to buy at the grocery store.

MyPlate Trivia! This fun game will teach you how to create healthy, balanced meals.

Integrated Nutrition Education Program Lesson plans, cooking activities and family resources for healthy eating.

Captain Planet Learning at Home Resources Explore a variety of early childhood to high school resources on nutrition, cooking, gardening, earth sciences and more.

SHAPE America Provides online tips for teaching remotely, physical education online guidance, activity calendars, and at-home fitness ideas.

CATCH Free lessons and resources to help teachers continue to provide health education, nutrition education and physical activity instruction to their students remotely.

Active AcademicsShort activities that get students moving while practicing content from a variety of subject areas.

Go NoodleOnline interactive physical activity breaks and calming activities. NOTE: You will need to create a free account using an email address.

BOKS (Building Our Kids’ Success) Play of the DayA different activity every day.

HOPSports – 3-5 minute web-based health and physical activity games and videos. Sign up required.

Hip Hop Public Health Music downloads to hip-hop beats with health messaging and games. Sign up required.

American Heart Association 135 physical activity breaks to do at school or at home.

BOKS Bursts! Creative ways to help kids stay active throughout the day. BOKS Bursts are designed to be performed with minimal space. You can use them at school or at home.

Darabee 1300+ workouts with filters to determine the right workout for your needs. (High School Only)

Psychology Today Informative article on how to talk to kids and teens about the coronavirus. Links to additional resources like comics and podcasts.

Protect Your Family Recommendations from the CDC that you can take to protect you and your family during a COVID-19 outbreak.

Tips for Parent’s While School’s Out Recommendations from the CDC that you can take to keep kids healthy while school’s out.

Keep Your Distance and Stay Connected Recommendations from the CDC to keep your distance while staying connected during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Georgia DECAL Bright from the Start GELDS Resources A variety of resources families can use to support early care learning at home.

Thank you to our funders. Your support makes these resources possible as we continue to work towards a bold vision to see all children nourished and active.