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Be Smart / Nutrition Links

USDA MyPlate
Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010
Dietary Guidelines for American, 2015-2020

Healthy Recipes and Shopping Tips
Choose My Plate – Healthy Eating on a Budget
Choose My Plate – Tasty and Low Cost Recipes
USDA Recipes and Tips for Healthy, Thrifty Meals
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NIH)
Fun Family Recipes (We Can!)
Fruit & Veggie Recipes (Fruits & Veggies More Matters)
Parent Tips: Save Money and Shop Healthy (We Can!)

How to Deal with Picky Eaters
Parent Tips – Picky Eaters (We Can!)
Picky Eating (

The Importance of Drinking Water
Rethink Your Drink
Water & Nutrition (CDC)
Meeting Your Daily Fluid Needs (CDC)

Be Active / Physical Activity Links

2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans
What is Physical Activity? (NIH)
Physical Activity (CDC)
Tips for Getting Active (NIH)
Parent Tips: Indoor Physical Activity Resources (USDA)
Importance of Sleep (NIH)
Sit and Be Fit
Physical Activity Tips

Be a Leader / Community Resources

USDA’s National Farmers Market Directory
Leadership for Healthy Communities – Action Strategies Toolkit
Annie E. Casey Foundation Kids Count Data Center
Mississippi State Department of Health – Healthy Living
Mississippi Kids Count
Mississippi State University Extension Service

Obesity / Overweight

What are Overweight and Obesity? (NIH)
BMI calculator (CDC)
Causes and Consequences (CDC)
Overweight and Obesity – Data and Statistics (CDC)
Obesity Prevention Strategies (CDC)

National Initiatives / Movements / Awareness Campaigns

We Can! (Ways to Enhance Children’s Activity & Nutrition)
Let’s MOVE
Know Your Farmer Know Your Food
Team Nutrition
Weight of the Nation
Fruits & Veggies More Matters

Organizations / Agencies

National Institutes of Health (NIH)
NIH – Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA)
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
United States Department of Agriculture
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
American Heart Association
American Diabetes Association