Classroom & Afterschool
Healthy6 ideas provide easy to teach, learn, and practice nutrition and active play activities. Use these healthy suggestions this month!
- Fruits & Veggies - "Fruits: Nature's Fast Food Snack"
- Drink Think - "Water Drinking Benefits"
- Snack Attack - "Fruit & Veggie Field Trip"
- Smart Servings - "Eat Your Greens!"
- Breakfast GO Power - "Fruits & Veggies at Breakfast"
- Active Play - "Sock It To Me"
New activities each month
Hear a message—See how to make a healthy choice—Do practice making the choice
Healthy6 Parent Tips
Parent tips are ideal for school event handouts and to link Healthy6 messages to home. Check them out!
- Fruits & Veggies - Every Day the Tasty Way "Picky Eaters Can Pick Healthy Foods"
- Drink Think "Choose POWER BEVERAGES"
- Snack Attack "'Grab and Go' Snack Ideas"
- Smart Servings "Smart Servings on MyPlate"
- Breakfast GO Power "Quick & Easy Breakfast Ideas"
- Active Play, Balance My Day "Brain Breaks"
Want more? Parent tips are in Spanish or English. Purchase a complete set to download and print as many copies and as often as you wish.
Healthy Me Challenges
Use these challenges for a healthier year with students, staff and family! Take a look "where you are" with your healthy habits and move ahead from that point.
- Fruits & Veggies - Herbs & Spices Add Pizzazz to Fruits & Veggies
- Drink Think - Think About What You Choose to Drink
- Snack Attack - Energize with Healthy Snack Ideas
- Smart Servings - Get the Most Nutrition from Foods
- Breakfast - Grow a Healthy Breakfast Habit
- Active Play - Include Active Play in the Day
Find helpful tips, and set a personal goal for healthy habits.
Healthy6 school and community activity ideas are given weekly in our HKC E-newsletter.
- Science and Food Appeal
- Recipes to Savor the Flavor
- Healthy Kids Challenge Has Exciting News!
- Savor the Flavor of Breakfast
- Savor the Flavor of Eating Right
Help kids or staff practice healthy eating and physical activity with an easy to use idea each week.
Fruits and Veggies and Physical Activity,
National Institutes of Health.. Only half of U.S. youth meet physical activity standards, NIH study shows. June 25, 2013, NIH: http://www.nih.gov/news/health/jun2013/nichd-25.htm accessed 7/5/13
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. State Indicator Report on Physical Activity, 2014.
Atlanta, GA: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2014. http://www.cdc.gov/physicalactivity/downloads/pa_state_indicator_report_2014.pdf
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Elsevier (2013, March 12). Kid's consumption of sugared beverages linked to higher caloric intake of food. Science Daily. Retrieved July 5, 2013,