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Here are other sources of nutrition and physical activity information for kids, adolescents and adults.


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Learning Zone Express provides a variety of free MyPlate tools. You can find posters, lesson plans, activity and game ideas, “garden hero” puppets, DVD’s, stickers, and many more MyPlate products! Check it out and incorporate MyPlate into your classroom!

Team Nutrition is an initiative of the USDA Food and Nutrition Service to support the Child Nutrition Programs through training and technical assistance for foodservice, nutrition education for children and their caregivers, and school and community support for healthy eating and physical activity.

This website provides information on all of the Arizona Community Farmers Markets including hours and locations. Also, provides information on cooking, food demonstration, and gardening classes.

The Dairy Council of Arizona provides a comprehensive overview of services and resources available to the general public, schools, and health professionals. They provide the history of the Dairy Council of Arizona, information on scholarships, recipes, and learning materials for all ages. It has free downloadable resources for parents, children, schools, and health professionals. They have an online catalog to request materials.

SNE provides information on available nutrition education resource for all ages. They specify the available format (poster, DVD, booklet, CD-ROM, games, etc), target audience, resource topics, description, cost to acquire the materials (many are free of charge), and ordering information.

A health initiative designed to help spread the word about the health benefits of eating more fruits and vegetables. The program is led by Produce for Better Health Foundation. Remember: Make half your plate fruits and vegetables!

SuperTracker can help you plan, analyze, and track your diet and physical activity. Find out what and how much to eat; track foods, physical activities, and weight; and personalize with goal setting, virtual coaching, and journaling.

The world’s largest organization of food and nutrition professionals. This site provides information on several nutrition and food topics as well as provides support for finding a registered dietitian in your area.

The Arizona Nutrition Network (AzNN) is a program of the Arizona Department of Health Services that promotes health and nutrition to people who are participating in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) or who are eligible to participate. The Arizona Nutrition Network helps its partners to provide nutrition education through statewide campaigns and informational materials.

MyPlate illustrates the five food groups that are the building blocks for a healthy diet using a familiar image – a place setting for a meal. Before you eat, think about what goes on your plate or in your cup or bowl. This website helps you learn more about each food group, building a healthy plate, weight management, physical activity, and more.

Maricopa School Wellness provides nutrition curricula and materials, school garden resources, wellness guides, and other resources to schools and educators within Maricopa County. You can also request a guest speaker or special event appearance such as a nutrition lesson in your classroom.

This is a focus group titled "A Maricopa County SNAP-Ed School Needs Assessment and Implications for Curriculum and Systems Changes". The report was commissioned by the Maricopa County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) Office of Nutrition and Physical Activity (ONPA) and was funded entirely by Arizona Nutrition Network's Supplement Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed) funding. The purpose of the needs assessment was to evaluate schools' needs pertaining to nutrition and physical activity as well as perceived barriers and recommendations for delivering this type of education in SNAP-Ed schools.

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