These online resources focus on nutrition education, food safety, food access, and other topics related to healthy eating.

 

Direct Education

Online nutrition education resources that can be used for distance learning.

RESOURCE DESCRIPTION TARGET AGE GROUP
EatFresh.org Mini Course EatFresh.org You Tube Channel, which has youth-created videos of EatFresh.org recipes.  By eatFresh.org. Youth
Nourish: Food + Community This is not actually an online curriculum – but could fairly easily be delivered online. It is on the CFHL Integrated Curriculum list for High School.  By Nourish. Youth
The Organ Wise Guys Empowering kids to be healthy from the inside out! Digital educational resources for youth.  By OrganWise Guys. Youth
EatFresh.org Mini Course Take the free EatFresh.org Mini Course to boost your nutrition, cooking, and healthy living knowledge. Each self-paced topic takes 5-10 minutes to complete.  By eatFresh.org. Older Adult
Making Every Dollar Count- Online The Making Every Dollar Count program helps adults learn how to make their money work for them. The program gives adults the tools they need to gain control of their money.  By University of California, Cooperative Extension. Adult
The OrganWise Guys Program The OrganWise Guys Program (OWG) is a direct education and PSE change intervention designed to increase fruit and vegetable consumption and increase physical activity among participants, as well as facilitate PSE changes in the settings in which it is conducted.  By The OrganWise Guys Inc. Youth

 

Indirect Education

Resources that reinforce direct education messaging and encourage healthy eating and active living.

RESOURCE DESCRIPTION TARGET AGE GROUP
Tips For Stocking and Eating Frits and Vegetables Kids Club newsletter.  By Chop Chop Kids Club . All Ages
Chop Chop Kids Club  Kids Club newsletter.  By Chop Chop Kids Club . Youth
Learn How to Juggle! Fun bite-size nutrition videos and to “Learn How to Juggle!”  By Food Play. Youth
Coloring Sheet to Take the FoodPlay 5 Challenge! Coloring sheet for kids.  By Food Play. Youth
Rate Your Plate  Quick and Easy FoodPlay Activity Sheets for Younger Children.  By Food Play. Youth
MyPlate Bingo  Quick and Easy FoodPlay Activity Sheets for Younger Children.  By Food Play. Youth
Fruit & Veggie Juggle  Quick and Easy FoodPlay Activity Sheets for Younger Children.  By Food Play. Youth
Fruit & Veggie Power Shield  Quick and Easy FoodPlay Activity Sheets for Younger Children.  By Food Play. Youth
Fruit & Veggie Color Wheel  Quick and Easy FoodPlay Activity Sheets for Younger Children.  By Food Play. Youth
I Spy – A Healthy Snack!  Quick and Easy FoodPlay Activity Sheets for Younger Children.  By Food Play. Youth
Videos for Seniors on Healthy Eating: Tips on how to find the best foods for your body and your budget.  By National Council on Aging. Older Adult
The Science of Balance and Nutrition! | What’s Good – Grades: PreK-3 In this video and accompanying series of activities, parents and children will explore the topic of physical wellness and how to maintain an active, balanced lifestyle.  By PBS. Youth
Health and Wellness | Family and Community Learning | WQED – Grades: PreK-3 This model follows the “Eat, Explore, Make, and Share” structure and comes with take-home letters to continue the learning and engagement between caregivers and children.  By PBS. Youth
Nutrition: What Your Body Needs – Interactive – Grades 5-8 This is a student-directed lesson to be completed online. Download and print the Teacher’s Guide (in “For Teachers”) for essential background information and suggestions for ways to support students as they complete the lesson.  By PBS. Youth
Ratio and Proportional Reasoning: Food Labels – Interactive – Grades 5-8 In this blended lesson supporting literacy skills, students watch videos and complete interactive activities to learn how to use fractions to interpret food labels and make healthy eating choices.  By PBS. Youth
Center for Ecoliteracy Resources A collection of books, lessons, guides, recipes, videos, and other tools to support ecological education.  By Center for Ecoliteracy. All Ages
Nourishing Students: Enrichment Activities for Grades K-5 Enrichment activities engage students in exploring the bounty of California-grown fruits and vegetables in after-school, out-of-school, and summer programs.  By Center for Ecoliteracy. Youth
Abundant California Educational Resources The Abundant California suite teaches students in grades 3–5 about California crops and introduces them to the food system that sustains us all.  By Center for Ecoliteracy. Youth
Understanding Food and Climate Change (Grades 6–12) An interactive guide for educators, students, and advocates that explores how food systems and our changing climate interact, and how personal choices can make a difference.  By Center for Ecoliteracy. All Ages
Big Ideas: Linking Food, Culture, Health, and the Environment (Grades K–12) Created in partnership with National Geographic, with examples of learning experiences that link food, culture, health, and the environment.  By Center for Ecoliteracy. Adult
Food, Inc. Discussion Guide (Grades 9–12) Check out our discussion guide to use high school classrooms to accompany the Academy Award nominated documentary (available in English and Spanish).  By Center for Ecoliteracy. Youth
Food Hero-Community Toolkit By Oregon State University. All Ages
MyPlate Activities University of Rhode Island Nutrition YouTube Videos.  By University of Rhode Island. All Ages
Pick it! Try it! Like it! Preserve it! South Dakota State University Extension has lesson plans for youth on their website for increasing fruits and vegetables.  By South Dakota State University Extension. Youth
Happy Healthy Happy Healthy is a campaign created to help everyone in Mississippi live a happier, healthier life.  By Mississippi State University. All Ages
Eating Healthy on a Budget Eating healthy doesn’t have to be expensive. Use these tips to make healthy choices while staying within your budget. Check out these simple tips and learn more at MyPlate.  By Purdue University Extension Nutrition Education Program. All Ages
At-Home Scavenger Hunt Scavenger hunts are fun activities that can support curiosity, learning, and physical activity. Whether indoors or outside, there are plenty of things around us to explore. For a fun, simple activity that can get the whole family moving while at home, hunt for the following items and add your own ideas to the list (activities for younger and older children included).  By Alliance for a Healthier Generation. Families

 

Food Access

Resources to assist SNAP-Ed clientele in accessing healthy food during COVID-19.

RESOURCE DESCRIPTION TARGET AGE GROUP
Find Your Local Food Bank – Feeding America Feeding America food banks serve large areas and will be able to find a feeding program in your local community.  By Feeding America. Adult
211 United Way’s 211 phone referral can put you in touch with seasonal meals and soup kitchens, in-home meal delivery services for seniors, food pantries, community gardens, and more.  By United Way World Wide. Adult
National Farmers Market Directory The Farmers Market Directory lists markets that feature two or more farm vendors selling agricultural products directly to customers at a common, recurrent physical location.  By USDA. Adult
Nutrition & SNAP Information Senior SNAP enrollment initiation video.  By National Council on Aging. Older Adult

 

Food Safety

Resources to safely prepare and store food at home. Includes hand-washing and meal prep information.

RESOURCE DESCRIPTION TARGET AGE GROUP
Food Safety Tips for Infant Feeding Provides food safety information for feeding infants.  By UC ANR. Adult
Partnership For Food Safety Education (FightBac) – Fresh Produce and COVID-19 In this video the Partnership for Food Safety Education offers science-based advice for rinsing fresh fruits and vegetables.  By FightBac. Adult
Food Safety and the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Resources available to industry members and consumers on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and food safety.  By FDA. Adult
COVID-19 Food Safety Resources Extensive resource list and fact sheets (Spanish available).  By North Carolina State University Extension. Adult
How Long Can I Store this Food? How to Cut Food Waste and Maintain Food Safety – Refrigerator/Freezer Storage chart on page 4.  By FDA. Adult
FoodKeeper App The FoodKeeper helps you understand food and beverages storage. It will help you maximize the freshness and quality of items.  By FoodSafety.gov. Adult
Do I need to buy bottled water or store drinking water? EPA recommends that citizens continue to use and drink tap water as usual. At this time, there are no indications that COVID-19 is in the drinking water supply or will affect the reliable supply of water.  By EPA. Adult
Water and COVID-19 FAQs Information about Drinking Water, Recreational Water and Wastewater.  By CDC. Adult
Reusable Grocery Bag Washing Provides guidance around cleaning, storing, and separating reusable grocery bags.  By Hawaii Cooperative Extension. Adult
Food Safety Spanish resources Food safety fact sheets, handouts and posters in Spanish for consumers, educators and foodservice personnel.   By NDSU Extension. Adult
Keeping Hands Clean Learn when and how you should wash your hands to stay healthy.  By CDC. All Ages
Keeping Hands Clean (Spanish) Learn when and how you should wash your hands to stay healthy in Spanish.  By CDC. All Ages
Life is Better with Clean Hands CDC launched Life is Better with Clean Hands, a new national campaign designed to motivate adults to make clean hands part of their daily lives.  By CDC. All Ages
Handwashing: Fact Sheets Links to fact sheets on handwashing-related topics that can be displayed in public places or distributed to specific audience groups.  By CDC. All Ages
Handwashing and Hand Sanitizer Use at Home, at Play, and Out and About Correct use of hand sanitizer – fact sheet (English: only).  By CDC. All Ages
Safely Using Hand Sanitizer Correct use of hand sanitizer – fact sheet (English: only).  By FDA. All Ages
Muéstreme los fundamentos científicos. Cuándo y cómo usar el desinfectante de manos en entornos comunitarios Hand sanitizer information in Spanish.  By CDC. All Ages
Enfermedad del coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) CDC Spanish Web Page.  By CDC. All Ages
Cleaning and Disinfection for Households Interim Recommendations for U.S. Households with Suspected or Confirmed Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).  By CDC. Adult
COVID-19 – Disinfecting with Bleach In this post, we explain how you can use liquid household bleach to disinfect hard surfaces.  By Michigan State University ANR. Adult
Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19): Disinfecting with Bleach (Video) Video shows you how to create and use a quick, inexpensive, and effective disinfectant for hard surfaces using liquid household bleach.  By Michigan State University ANR. Adult
How to Make Your Own Disinfecting Solution Step by step instructions to make your own disinfecting solution.  By Clorox. Adult
Food Safety in the Kitchen Use these tools and tips to help prevent food poisoning every time you prepare food in the kitchen.  By CDC. Adult
Cleaning Your Refrigerator Because of a Food Recall Step by step instructions to clean your refrigerator.  By CDC. Adult
CDC – Children and Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Tips to keep children healthy while school’s out.  By CDC. Families
Soaper Heroes Join Soaper Man, Water Woman and Dry Boy as they use their Clean Team Tools to wash hands and fight off evil Germs!  By Utah State Extension. Youth
FightBac Curricula and Programs The Partnership for Food Safety Education is pleased to provide a variety of food safety classroom materials, including curricula and student activities, for teachers for grades K through 12.  By FightBac. Youth
Curriculum Ideas for Exploring    Handwashing  Hand washing activities to do with kids.  By Shared on CDC website. Youth
OrganWise Guys – Are You Germ-Wise? Hand washing activities to do with kids.  By OrganWise Guys. Youth
Fruit and Vegetable Safety – COVID-19
and Help for Buying Fruits and Vegetables
English fact sheet
It is safe to eat fresh fruits and vegetables during COVID-19? There’s help for buying fresh and local fruits and vegetables.  By Nutrition Policy Institute. Adult
Fruit and Vegetable Safety – COVID-19
and Help for Buying Fruits and Vegetables
Spanish fact sheet
Consumir frutas y verduras frescas sigue siendo seguro durante el COVID-19. Existen varios programas de ayuda para comprar frutas y verduras.  By Nutrition Policy Institute. Adult

 

Gardening

Information and resources for SNAP-Ed clients to grow food at home.

RESOURCE DESCRIPTION TARGET AGE GROUP
Edible Schoolyard – garden lessons Discover free lesson plans and materials created by our program and partners.  By The Edible Schoolyard Garden. Youth
Community Garden Management during COVID-19 Answers to Frequently Asked Questions About Community Garden Management of COVID-19.  By North Carolina State University. All Ages
Edible Schoolyard for the Home Classroom Lessons from the Edible Schoolyard for students to complete at home.  By Edible Schoolyard. Families
Back Pocket Learning BackPocket Learning is collection of activities that every garden educator or parent should have in their “Back Pocket”.  By Life Lab. Families

 

Recipes and Cooking at Home

Cooking videos and recipes to support healthy eating at home.

RESOURCE DESCRIPTION TARGET AGE GROUP
Tickets to Fresh Adventures! (in Color) Kids can also make their own snack recipe booklet!  By Food Play. Youth
Tickets to Fresh Adventures! (In black + white, and kids can color in) Kids can also make their own snack recipe booklet!  By Food Play. Youth
Make Your Own Soda – Naturally!  Quick and Easy FoodPlay Activity Sheets for Younger Children.  By Food Play. Youth
MyPlate YouTube Kitchen Recipes MyPlate YouTube Kitchen Recipes.  By USDA. All Ages
Start Simple with MyPlate: Food Planning during the Coronavirus Pandemic This guide contains information on food planning, including what to buy, how much to buy, and preparation tips.  By USDA. Adult
Seasoned Magazine Free access to this cooking magazine for older adults. Includes recipes and cooking techniques for older adults to master. Add to your website, newsletters and/or any online communications to older adult participants or agencies serving this group.  By ISSUU. Older Adult
Stocking Your Pantry Checklist Checklist of suggested items to have in your pantry.  By Rust Nutrition Services. Adult
Cooking Education Materials Cooking material concerning Basics, Microwave, Make-Ahead Meals, No-Cook Cooking, and Cooking for 1 or 2.  By SNAP-Ed Connection. Adult
Cook at Home This contains resources to cook at home and prepare recipes efficiently.  By Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. Adult
Cooking Local Foods Research shows that individuals and families who eat more foods at home consume a healthier diet. In order for families to eat more foods at home and connect nutrition to healthy, local foods, cooking skills are an essential teaching strategy to help families adopt new healthy behaviors.  By North Carolina State Extension. Adult
Spend Smart Eat Smart – Recipes Recipes provided by Spend Smart Eat Smart.  By Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. Adult
Spend Smart Eat Smart – Pantry Picks Pantry Picks provided by Spend Smart Eat Smart.  By Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. Adult
Pantry Cooking Check out these recipes which highlight some of our commonly purchased canned food items!  By Texas A&M. Adult
eatFresh.org Recipes Recipes provided by eatFresh.org.  By eatFresh.org. Adult
Click ‘N Cook  Find easy, healthy recipes with everyday ingredients.  By The Greater Boston Food Bank. Adult
Food Hero Recipes You’ll find hundreds of healthy, low-cost recipes right here!  By Oregon State University. Adult
Microwave Cooking Recipes Microwave cooking recipes for reference.  By Purdue University Extension. Adult
Food Hero Microwave Microwave cooking recipes for reference.  By Oregon State University. Adult
Food Hero- Ingredients Search recipes by ingredients.  By Oregon State University. Adult
Making Your Own Baby Food Tips for making your own baby food.  By U-Maine Cooperative Extension. Adult
Making Homemade Baby Food for Babies 6 Months or Older Tips for making your own baby food.  By NDSU Extension. Adult
How to Make Homemade Baby Food Tips for making your own baby food.  By Academy of Nutrition and Dietics. Adult
Make Your Own Baby Food – Spanish Tips in Spanish for making your own baby food.  By UC ANR. Adult
How to Make Homemade Baby Food – Video Video teaching how to make your own baby food.  By U-Maine Cooperative Extension. Adult
Make Your Own Baby Food in Less Than 20 Minutes Watch this video to get step-by-step instructions on how to make your own budget-friendly baby food in less than 20 minutes.  By Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Strong4Life. Adult
Food Literacy Center  Cooking videos for kids.  By Food Literacy Center. Families
Kitchen Scavenger Hunt Kitchen Activities – Scavenger Hunt.  By Texas A&M. Families
Food Hero Kid Approved Healthy Recipes.  By Oregon State University. Families
Cooking With Kids Let your kids help in the kitchen with these great ideas for kid friendly recipes. These recipes are not only a great learning experiences, but also food that everyone will have fun making too!  By PBS Food. Families
ChopChop Magazine Free access to magazine for Parents to use with their Pre-K and elementary school children. Includes recipes and activities that families can participate in together. Add to your website, newsletters and/or any online communications to teachers or parents.  By ISSUU. Families
Family dinner project Conversation starters, mealtime games.  By UC ANR. Families
FamilyCook Productions – Live Online Cooking Instruction FamilyCook has created versions of their SNAP-Ed ready programming for LIVE online instruction. Schools and community organizations can sign up for a training on this curriculum.  By FamilyCook Productions. Youth
EZ Does It Recipes Easy recipes online in PDF and YouTube video format.  By Kansas State University. All Ages
Cooking Matters Easy recipes online in PDF and YouTube video format.  By Kansas State University. All Ages
Cooking Matters at Home Packet Cooking Matters at Home packet – packet of COVID-19 relevant resources available in English and Spanish.  By Share Our Strength. All Ages
Cooking Matters Shareable Graphics and Tips Check out our Facebook page for COVID19-relevant tips and graphics you can easily share through your social media channels.  By Share Our Strength. All Ages
Cooking Matters Tips and Videos quick videos, articles and handouts about relevant COVID-19 content.  By Share Our Strength. All Ages
Cooking Matters Recipes all low cost, easy recipes with lots of options for using what you have during this time.  By Share Our Strength. All Ages
Cooking Matters Videos Cooking Matters videos via our YouTube
channel for any video content that you might want to pull into your apps, website or other places you are distributing resources. We have about 30 Tasty-style recipe videos, as well as some other tip-based videos like how to meal plan.  By Share Our Strength.
All Ages
Cooking Matters Toolkits Cooking Matters toolkits – free toolkits to download or share as a nutrition education resource.  By Share Our Strength. All Ages
The 14 Day Menu Kit Buying 14 days or more worth of food can be a financial stretch. Take the guesswork out of what to purchase by using this 14-day menu kit.  By University of Minnesota Extension. All Ages
Family Food & Fun at Home Spending more time at home? Looking for easy meals, ways to involve your children in preparing meals and snacks, or how to stay active? Check out these ideas.  By University of Nebraska Extension. All Ages
Real Life Good Food Real Life, Good Food features healthy eating tips, physical activity ideas, and recipes. Learn about the basics of healthy eating including the food groups, portion sizes, sugar, beverages, and label reading.  By University of Minnesota Extension. Adult
Recipe Card Deck for Food Distribution Sites Food Pantry recipe cards and other information  By North Carolina State University Extension. Adult

 

School Meals

Lists of site where SNAP-Ed clientele can access school meal program during COVID-19.

RESOURCE DESCRIPTION TARGET AGE GROUP
California Meals For Kids Select Emergency Meal Sites in the app that is updated daily.  By CDE. Families
Meals to You Options to sign up for meal delivery and pick-up considering school closures.  By Meals to You. Families
Dairy Council of CA – School Meal Site Finder We encourage all families in need to take advantage of the free meals offered. Meal service may vary by location, but all sites will provide free meals to children.  By Dairy Council of CA. Families
Summer Meals Fact Sheet A flyer to help California school food service, school boards, and decision-makers understand the options for meal provision over summer as well as tips for success. There’s a suggestion in the tips for utilizing Cooperative Extension, too. The modifiable version allows organizations to co-brand with added logos.  By NPI. Families

 

Other

RESOURCE DESCRIPTION TARGET AGE GROUP
National Council on Aging Online Program In a series of 6 hour-long classes, participants will learn about the relationship between nutrition and chronic disease, and discover how they can take concrete action steps to improve their diet and keep their heart healthy.  By National Council on Aging. Older Adult
What, when, and how to feed infants and toddlers. Resources for parents.  By 1,000 Days. Adult

 

 


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