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  • 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 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 toolkit helps educate parents and children on ways to change to a healthier lifestyle and diet through a 5-2-1-0 message. The Good Health Club campaign promotes healthy choices and behaviors in children through fun, effective, age-appropriate communications. Some materials are available in Spanish.

    BlueCross and BlueShield Association

  • This activity guide for after-school program leaders provides quick, simple things to do with kids to help them develop skills for making healthful physical activity and eating choices.

    U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food & Nutrition Service (FNS)

  • 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

  • Trim Kids

    Cost Associated

    This book gives parents and children a positive, safe initial approach to lifetime weight management.

    Trim Kids