Links

Alliance for a Healthier Generation
http://www.healthiergeneration.org/schools.aspx
The Alliance for a Healthier Generation works to address one of the nation’s leading public health threats—childhood obesity. The goal of the Alliance is to reduce the prevalence of childhood obesity by 2015, and to empower kids nationwide to make healthy lifestyle choices. Founded in 2005 by the American Heart Association and William J. Clinton Foundation, the Alliance works to positively affect the places that can make a difference in a child’s health: homes, schools, doctor’s offices, and communities.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
http://nccd.cdc.gov/DCH_CHORC/
The Resource Center provides a host of tools to support environmental changes that address obesity and tobacco use. These resources describe why environmental changes are at the heart of making healthy living easier, and how to execute them. Tools include webinars, model policies, tool kits, databases, fact sheets, and other practical materials. More DCH health resources can be found in DCH Resources page.

Every Body Walk
http://everybodywalk.org/
Every Body Walk! is an online educational campaign aimed at getting Americans up and moving. Through the help of our partners, we are working to spread the message that walking 30 minutes a day, five days a week really can improve your overall health and prevent disease. We provide news and resources on walking, health information, walking maps, how to find walking groups, a personal pledge form to start walking, as well as a place to share stories about individual experiences with walking.

Fire Up Your Feet
http://fireupyourfeet.org/
Fire Up Your Feet programs across the country are encouraging families, students and schools to work together and create active lifestyles which inspire our children to be healhty and physically active.

Healthier US School Challenge
http://www.fns.usda.gov/tn/HealthierUS/index.html
The Healthier US School Challenge (HUSSC) is a voluntary certification initiative established in 2004 to recognize those schools participating in the National School Lunch Program that have created healthier school environments through promotion of nutrition and physical activity.

Healthy Communities Navigator: Cross-sector Grants, Success Stories and Policy Papers
http://healthyamericans.org/healthycommunities/#/
The Navigator is a dynamic searchable interactive platform with three core components:

  • TFAH’s Cross-sector Grants, a searchable database of over 50 public and private community prevention funding sources at the local, state and federal levels. The Dashboard is a tool to help find links between funded efforts; inform policy development; build connections between various federal agencies and private funders; demonstrate the power and impact of private/public partnerships; and promote sustainability.
  • Success Stories, typically first-person accounts of community and population health models, programs and policies that show how innovative work is being conducted at the implementation level through various funding sources.
  • Community & Population Health Policy Papers, a collection of the important literature, policy papers, resources and links related to population health and community prevention.


Healthy Food Access Portal
http://healthyfoodaccess.org
The Healthy Food Access Portal is the nation's first comprehensive web information portal designed to improve healthy food access in communities, build local economies, and enhance public health. This website offers access to a learning network that's using retail strategies to connect consumers to healthy food, and resources to support communities seeking to launch healthy food retail projects across the country.

Kaiser Permanente Thriving Schools
http://www.kp.org/thrivingschools
As part of our ongoing commitment to improve health in K-12 schools, Kaiser Permanente is partnering with leading national organizations on Thriving Schools - a comprehensive initiative for K-12 school students, staff and teachers focused on creating a culture of health in schools.

Let’s Move
http://www.letsmove.gov/
Let’s Move! is a comprehensive initiative, launched by the First Lady, dedicated to solving the challenge of childhood obesity within a generation, so that children born today will grow up healthier and able to pursue their dreams. Combining comprehensive strategies with common sense, Let's Move! is about putting children on the path to a healthy future during their earliest months and years. Giving parents helpful information and fostering environments that support healthy choices. Providing healthier foods in our schools. Ensuring that every family has access to healthy, affordable food. And, helping kids become more physically active.

The Weight of the Nation
http://theweightofthenation.hbo.com/
Bringing together the nation’s leading research institutions, THE WEIGHT OF THE NATION is a presentation of HBO and the Institute of Medicine (IOM), in association with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and in partnership with the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation and Kaiser Permanente.  The centerpiece of THE WEIGHT OF THE NATION campaign is the four-part documentary series, each featuring case studies, interviews with our nation’s leading experts, and individuals and their families struggling with obesity

Youth Radio HEAL Lesson Plans and Videos
Youth Radio's HEAL program participants created a series of videos with accompanying lesson plans addressing healthy eating/active living for young people in their community. Videos focus specifically soda vs. water, high fructose corn syrup, diabetes, fad diets and physical activity. Using humor and parodying familiar advertising tactics, these innovative youth-created and youth-produced videos can serve as inspiration for programming and as educational lessons for school settings or groups. These videos are provided to you with accompanying short lesson plans, and include a check-in question to frame each video as well as discussion questions focused on media literacy skill building.

Lesson Plans:
youth_radio_heal_media_asset_lesson_plans.docx

High Fructose Corn Syrup - A dangerous ingredient:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w2cjh0xiACc

Soda vs. Water - Which do you prefer?:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2GU26rkWjC8

Pour It Out With My Homies:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0COyfcKvIVI

The Lemonade Diet - Is it right for you?:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mhyZJKwge3I

Fast Food Ruined My Life:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8XdkNvamgvw&list=UUj4xpPW4J6Eg_YdNdRsX1nQ

Make Me A Football Player:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4g4o2ud7YzA&list=UUj4xpPW4J6Eg_YdNdRsX1nQ

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