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School Wellness Reference Collection

For your convenience our School Wellness Initiative partners, formerly the School Based Obesity and Diabetes Initiative (SODI), we have compiled an extensive list of other health resources for your family. You can also download the list for handy reference.

Action for Healthy Kids  800-416-5136
Works with schools to help kids learn to eat right and be active everyday in order to address childhood obesity, undernourishment and prevention. Physical activity/Nutrition Tool kit available: Game On! The Ultimate Wellness Challenge

Alliance for a Healthier Generation
A partnership of the American Heart Association and the Clinton Foundation, focused on reducing childhood obesity. The organization suggests healthy nutrition tips for kids at school and at home.

American Academy of Family Physicians is a comprehensive resource guide on most health issues for families, designed solely for the purpose of general educational. For more information on Obesity and Children in English and Spanish follow the links. Check out the Diabetes Center for lots of helpful information.

American Cancer Society  800-227-2345
Provides Active for Life on-line fitness and nutrition worksite programs and posters, flyers, booklets, recipes, and other nutrition and fitness materials.

American College of Sports Medicine
Provides publications, audiotapes, and videotapes on physical fitness and weight loss to health professionals and the general public.

American Diabetes Association
American Diabetes Association provides information to the public on diabetes and related topics, including nutrition, exercise, and treatment, and also offers patient referrals.

American Dietetic Association (ADA)
ADA is the world’s largest organization of food and nutrition professionals. ADA is a great source for parents and teachers on nutrition. It also provides a list of dietitians in your area.

American Heart Association
The organization offers a broad range of educational information on health related issues such as, Diabetes, Obesity and Overweight, and Exercise and Fitness.

American Obesity Association
A leading scientific society dedicated to the study of the causes and treatment of obesity, and to keeping the medical community and public informed of new advances.

American Running Association
Provides information on exercise and nutrition to the public.

California Active Communities  916-552-9874
Creates opportunities for safe, everyday physical activity through environmental and policy change strategies.

California Adolescent Nutrition and Fitness Program  510-644-1533
Provides resources for nutrition education and physical activity, lesson plans and curricula, posters, flyers, booklets, recipes and other materials.

California Department of Education (CDE)
CDE provides nutrition resources and physical education guidelines for California school teachers.

California Department of Public Health (CDPH)
Physical Activity, Nutrition, and Obesity Prevention Collaborative The California Physical Activity, Nutrition, and Obesity Prevention Collaborative consists of multiple efforts within the CDPH that are collaboratively working towards the common goal of increasing physical activity, improving nutrition, and preventing obesity among all Californians.

California Food Policy Advocates  213-482-8200
Provides information on community food security issues and how to conduct food stamp outreach and advocacy campaigns, information on legislation, hunger statistics, and nutrition programs.

California Healthy Kids Resource Center  888-318-8188
Funded by California Department of Education and the California Department of Health. The Center includes a comprehensive collection of reviewed health education materials for preschool thru 12th grades that are available (on loan with free delivery) in California. Provides links to nutrition resources and non-profit and government programs that support nutrition and physical activity.

California Project LEAN  916-552-9907
Provides a wide variety of programs that promote healthy eating and physical activity.

California School Nutrition Association
The Association provides our members resources for quality school nutrition programs and services as partners in academic achievement.

California Walk to School  916-552-9874
California Walk to School offers resources to encourage adults and children to walk and bike to school together to raise awareness about physical activity and safety.

Center of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
CDC provides information on health issues: Overweight and Obesity, Diabetes, Physical Activity.

Center for Weight and Health, UC Berkeley, 510-642-2915
The Center helps community groups develop and evaluate programs to support healthy eating and active living.

Coordinated Approach to Child Health (CATCH)  800-793-7900
CATCH is an evidence-based, coordinated school health program designed to promote physical activity and healthy food choices for children from preschool through grade 8.

Choose Health LA is a local initiative of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health to prevent and control chronic disease in Los Angeles County. The four-year Early Childhood Obesity Prevention Initiative brings together a broad range of partners to implement community-based public education, skills-building and environmental changes that promote physical activity and healthy eating. Download the Choose Health LA Kids Guide
Dairy Council of California  (310) 342-6122
Provides resources for nutrition education, including lesson plans for specific grade levels and afterschool programs, and posters, pamphlets, brochures, and other materials for teachers, students, and parents.

Food and Nutrition Information Center 301-504-5414
Provides nutrition education materials and resources for health professionals and educators, including Dietary Guidelines.
Health, physical activity, fitness and sports information from the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports. It offers a variety of testing, recognition, and incentive programs.

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