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  • This easy-to-use resource guide helps you make smart choices from every food group, find balance between food and physical activity, and get the most out of the calories you consume.

    Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

  • This booklet addresses the special challenges for very large people who are physically active and provides tips and ideas to become more active and healthier—no matter what your size.

    Weight-Control Information Network (WIN)

  • This website has ideas, instructions, and videos of fun activities and games for students in grades 4-8.

    San Diego County Office of Education

  • America on the Move

    Registration Required

    American on the Move is an evidence-based nonprofit dedicated to helping you take small steps and make small lifestyle changes for a healthier way of life.  This website will help you improve your health and quality of life through healthful eating and active living.  Includes an online community, articles on making healthy choices, and more. En español

    America on the Move (AOM)

  • This website gives kids ages 9 to 13 the information they need to make healthy lifestyle choices.  The site focuses on topics that are important to them—such as stress and physical fitness—using kid-friendly lingo, games, quizzes, and other interactive features.  The Teacher's Corner provides interactive, educational, and fun activities that are linked to national education standards for science and health.

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

  • This guide will help you fit physical activity into your life—your way. Decide the number of days you’ll exercise, the types of activities you’ll do, and the times that fit your schedule.

    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

  • These teaching resources, including educational classroom games and school activities for preventing obesity, will help educators develop a preschool curriculum that builds a bridge between the school, home, and community and protects young children from developing risky behaviors.

    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

  • This tip sheet helps African Americans at risk for type 2 diabetes move more and eat less to lower their risk for diabetes.

    National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP)

  • This resource provides tools for behavior change and information on how to create new healthy habits as well as a network to connect and share with other concerned families.

    Diabetes Families

  • This guide shows you many types of exercise and physical activity.  It also has lots of tips to help you be active in ways that suit your lifestyle, interests, health, and budget, whether you’re just starting out, getting back to exercising after a break, or fit enough to run a 3-mile race. It’s for everyone—people who are healthy and those who live with an ongoing health problem or disability. En español

    National Institute on Aging (NIA)

  • This booklet provides tips and ideas to improve your eating plan and become more physically active before, during, and after your pregnancy.

    Weight-Control Information Network (WIN)

  • This tip sheet provides helpful guidelines and tips to encourage people at risk for type 2 diabetes to move more and eat less to lower their risk for diabetes.

    National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP)

  • Go4Life is a campaign from the National Institute on Aging (NIA) designed to help you fit exercise and physical activity into your daily life.

    Go4Life-National Institute on Aging (NIA)

  • This guide shows you how to incorporate regular physical activity into your daily life, with encouraging tips and suggested goals for getting started.

    Diabetes Australia

  • This website for kids tells you cool stuff about how your body works, how eating right helps you play better and feel good, and how staying active is lots of fun! En español

    Kidnetic

  • KidTribe

    Cost Associated

    This in-person program aims to fight the childhood obesity epidemic by fostering an environment where kids know it's hip to be healthy.  Nutrition and physical activity is at the root of each program, helping to build healthy bodies and healthy hearts.

    KidTribe

  • This initiative, launched by First Lady Michelle Obama, aims to eliminate childhood obesity and create a healthy start for children by empowering parents and caregivers, increasing physical activity, providing healthy food in schools, and improving access to healthy, affordable food in every part of the country.

    Let's Move

  • Marathon Kids

    Registration Required

    This school- and community-based fitness program teaches kids to live an active and healthy lifestyle by running or walking 26.2 miles over six months, eating healthy food daily, and even learning to grow fruits and veggies.  Available in select cities.

    Marathon Kids

  • This curriculum for an after-school health promotion program is designed to teach young people ages 11 to 13 about the complex media world around them and how it can affect their health—especially in the areas of nutrition and physical activity.

    National Institute of Child Health & Human Development (NICHD)

  • This interactive online game for kids let's you exercise with Mixie's dance moves. Follow along with the animated movement lessons or create dance moves of your own.

    PBS

  • These three worksheets for young women can help you figure out which types of exercise you'll enjoy most and how to get started, stay motivated, and free up time for fitness.

    Center for Young Women's Health at Children's Hospital Boston

  • These resources help teachers get their students active, excited, and engaged in the NFL PLAY 60 Challenge. The resources include a teacher guide, lesson plan worksheets, game planner, classroom scoreboard, and certificate.

    American Heart Association (AHA)

  • This article emphasizes the importance of incorporating physical activity in your everyday life to reduce your risk of chronic diseases.

    President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports

  • This curriculum provides communities, diabetes educators, and other program leaders steps to help lead African Americans in making healthy lifestyle changes for themselves and for their families.

    National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP)

  • Prevent

    Cost Associated

    Registration Required

    The Prevent program is designed to help individuals, including those with prediabetes, lose weight and make healthier choices. Numerous clinical studies have demonstrated that weight loss and exercise can reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Prevent brings together the individualized attention of a dedicated, professional health coach with a curriculum based on an NIH-sponsored clinical trial that guides participants toward manageable but powerful goals. Combined with an understanding and supportive small group, a flexible online format, and a growing pool of healthy resources, Prevent is a profound, lifestyle-changing experience.

    Omada Health

  • This tip sheet helps Hispanics/Latinos at risk for type 2 diabetes move more and eat less to reduce their risk. En español

    National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP)

  • This comprehensive kit includes reproducible patient education handouts on 29 topics related to cardiometabolic risk reduction, prediabetes, diabetes, and CVD. En español

    American Diabetes Association (ADA)

  • This televised chair exercise program was developed by a team of medical and fitness professionals to improve the health and wellness of older adults, physically limited individuals, and those managing chronic conditions and chronic pain.

    Sit and Be Fit

  • SparkPeople

    Registration Required

    This online program provides free nutrition, health, and fitness tools, support, and resources to help you reach your goals and live a healthier life.  Track your calories and exercise and connect with others like you.

    SparkPeople

  • The National Diabetes Prevention Program lifestyle training curriculum is based on the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP). The lifestyle program is divided into two components: Core Curriculum & Post-Core Curriculum.

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

  • The President's Challenge

    Registration Required

    The President’s Challenge helps people of all ages and abilities increase their physical activity and improve their fitness through research-based information, easy-to-use tools, and friendly motivation.

    President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports

  • This video uses a case study to show healthy activities and habits that can be useful in the workplace. It addresses common pitfalls at work, like unhealthy snacking or eating fast food, and how combat them.

    HBO

  • This easy-to-read, bilingual Spanish and English tip sheet encourages teens to lower their risk for diabetes by being active, making health food choices, and losing weight if they are overweight. En español

    National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP)

  • This guide helps Americans live healthier lives by helping them set and achieve personal walking goals.  Treat yourself and your family to a daily routine of brisk walking. It’s a healthy and simple way to feel better now and reduce the risk of developing serious health problems down the road.

    BlueCross BlueShield Association

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