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Health & Wellness

 

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Healthier School Days

Tools for Schools offers topic-specific policy and resource materials to assist schools in meeting the new nutrition standards.

The School Day Just Got Healthier provides an audience-specific collection of resources including brochures, fact sheets, FAQs, school lessons and templates to help prepare for changes to school meals.

http://www.fns.usda.gov/healthierschoolday

 

Allergies and Food Sensitivities

Find general information on food allergies. Please also see these pages for resources on specific allergies and sensitivities.

http://fnic.nal.usda.gov/diet-and-disease/allergies-and-food-sensitivities

 

National Diabetes Education Program

Established in 1997, the National Diabetes Education Program includes over 200 partners at the federal, state and local levels, working together to improve the treatment and outcomes for people with diabetes, promote early diagnosis, and prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes.

http://ndep.nih.gov/index.aspx?redirect=true

 

We Can - Children Activity & Nutrition

We Can! (Ways to Enhance Children's Activity & Nutrition) 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.

http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/educational/wecan/about-wecan/index.htm

 

Bicycle & Pedestrian Program

The Bicycle & Pedestrian Program of the Federal Highway Administration's Office of Human Environment promotes bicycle and pedestrian transportation use, safety, and accessibility.

http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/environment/bicycle_pedestrian/

 

Fitness.gov

Through partnerships with the public, private, and non-profit sectors, the Council promotes programs and initiatives that motivate people of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities to lead active, healthy lives.

http://www.fitness.gov/

 

West Nile Virus

West Nile virus (WNV) is most commonly transmitted to humans by mosquitoes. About 1 in 5 people who are infected will develop a fever with other symptoms.

http://www.cdc.gov/westnile/index.html

 

Radon - Indoor Air Quality

Radon is a health hazard with a simple solution.

http://www.epa.gov/radon/

 

 

MedlinePlus

MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health's Web site for patients and their families and friends. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, it brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/

 

CDC

For over 60 years, CDC has been dedicated to protecting health and promoting quality of life through the prevention and control of disease, injury, and disability.

http://www.cdc.gov/

 

 

School Gardening

 

Whole Kids Foundation

Whole Kids Foundation is dedicated to helping kids eat better—and enjoy it! Find grants, resources, online tools and more to support school gardens.

https://www.wholekidsfoundation.org/

 

Children's Butterfly Site

Despite their small size, butterflies and moths are some of the World's most wondrous animals. Their beauty, seemingly miraculous metamorphosis, and apparently carefree flight all spark our imaginations.

http://www.kidsbutterfly.org/

 

Pollinators

Pollinators are responsible for assisting over 80% of the world's flowering plants. Without them, humans and wildlife wouldn't have much to eat or look at!

http://www.fs.fed.us/wildflowers/pollinators/

 

Start2Farm.gov

Start2Farm.gov is a database of programs and resources for beginning farmers and ranchers in the United States.

http://www.start2farm.gov/


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