More Nurture Idaho:
- Action for Healthy Kids Idaho Team. The Idaho chapter of Action for Healthy Kids (headquartered in Skokie, IL).
- Be Outside Idaho. Connecting children with nature in Idaho, from backyards to mountaintops. We love the Unplug and Be Outside site, which includes activities and ideas for teachers and parents. The Idaho Foundation for Parks and Lands coordinates the Unplugged Week in the spring to encourage kids to turn off the TV and get outside to be physically active!
- Blue Cross of Idaho Foundation for Health, Inc. A non-profit charitable foundation established in 2001 by Blue Cross of Idaho. The creation of the Foundation stemmed from the desire to positively impact the health of all Idahoans through wellness and prevention programs. The Foundation promotes and encourages the health of all Idahoans through collaborative partnerships, health programs and community giving. The Foundation is actively committed to addressing the health needs of Idahoans and is working hard to promote a healthier Idaho.
- Color Me Healthy is a nutrition program developed for preschool age children in childcare settings. Childcare settings have been overlooked in the fight against childhood obesity and provide an opportunity to teach children healthy behaviors. Color Me Healthy consists of interactive lessons that teach children about eating fruits and vegetables of different colors and physical activity.
- Farmers’ Markets Directory (394 kb) Get out there and shop locally and in season!
- Heal Idaho. Healthy Eating, Active Living (HEAL) Idaho is a voluntary network of organizations, agencies, businesses and individuals committed to creating an environment where all Idahoans value and have access to healthy food options as well as places and opportunities to be physically active to improve their health and well-being. We love their Nutrition and Physical Activity Framework, 2011-13.
- Healthy Kids Ideas Exchange. A sister site to Nurture, Healthy Kids Ideas Exchange is an online community sharing ideas about making the lives of our children happier and healthier. All proceeds from Healthy Kids Ideas Exchange go directly to support Nurture programming to help families improve nutrition and wellness.
- Idaho Dairy Council is a non-profit nutrition education organization serving the state of Idaho. Our mission is to provide science-based nutrition education to ensure educators, health professionals, scientists, media, and consumers have a credible body of nutrition knowledge and resources to use for nutrition education and health recommendations. We strive to help Idahoans adopt healthier lifestyles. Nutrition education materials and curriculum is offered to Idaho educators and health professionals at no charge.
- Idaho Diabetes Prevention and Control Program (DPCP). In partnership with the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare.
- Idaho Physical Activity and Nutrition Program – Idaho Department of Health and Welfare. Lots of information about nutrition and physical activity, including recipe books and other great resources.
- Idaho Preferred. Great resources from Idaho State Department of Agriculture. Don’t miss the Farm to School resources including fact sheets for locally grown foods.
- Idaho Recess Before Lunch Flyer Recess before lunch can help kids eat a healthier lunch and reduce food waste. Click the link to find out more about our Recess Before Lunch initiative!
- Idaho School Wellness Policy Implementation Guide This guide offers practical information about developing health policies; ensuring that mealtime is a pleasant experience for children; offering nutritious food choices in a variety of settings; and involving children, parents, school personnel and the community in the process of promoting physical exercise, good body image, and healthy practices at home and at school.
- Idaho Stars. IdahoSTARS is a joint project between the University of Idaho’s Center on Disabilities and Human Development (CDHD) and the Idaho Association for the Education of Young Children (Idaho AEYC). The project is funded by the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare (DHW) and a Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG). IdahoSTARS services are being directed by staff members in seven regional offices and at the IdahoSTARS office at the University of Idaho in Moscow.
- Idaho State Department of Education. The Idaho Child Nutrition Programs (including theSchool Lunch program, Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program, Farm to School program, Wellness Policy program, HealthierUS Challenge) provide education, leadership, technical assistance, training, resources, oversight and guidance on policies and regulations to ensure the nutritional well being of all Idaho citizens/students.
- Idaho State University. Please see their G2H final report for a comprehensive description of the health status of southeastern Idaho, as put together by the Idaho State University Public Health Program.
- Parents are the Power! A toolkit that assists parent teams to create healthy changes in their school within the areas of nutrition and physical activity/education. Also available in Spanish.
- Promoting Healthy School Parties Tip sheet on how to make school parties healthier. Another favorite resource is Cando (from Livewell Colorado) which also has great tip sheets.
- The University of Idaho Extension Nutrition Program (ENP). They have a Building a Healthy Me curriculum in addition to many other resources. (More information on the Orchards Elementary program).
- The University of Idaho Lunch and Lead Healthy Idaho Program. They provide presentation materials/slide shows for their Series Schedule. We especially like the recent “How to Live Healthy on $3 a day”.
- The YMCA of Wood River Valley. We really like the YEAH program, and for those aiming to get in shape, the Lose it blog has some fun ideas and recipes.