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Nutriteach  Ideas to help you teach nutrition and food safety


Resources for Parents and Teachers

Not all nutrition information is just for parents or teachers. Below are links to websites and organizations with science-based research that will help you pass on healthy lifestyle habits to whoever you interact with.

Extension Resources

  • Iowa State University Extension Food Safety
    Iowa State University has food safety presentations, resources and other materials available.
  • University of Missouri Extension
    Missouri Families
    Find in-depth features, frequently-asked questions and other resources, representing unbiased, research-based answers in areas such as health, food and fitness.
  • University of Nebraska - Lincoln Extension
    Food Reflections: A Free Electronic Newsletter
    Produced by Alice Henneman, MS, RD, LMNT, Extension Educator with University of Nebraska Cooperative Extension this site contains a newsletter with short "how-to" messages.

Additional links

  • American Dietetic Association
  • Dole 5 A Day
    Dole Food Company is a founding member of the National 5 A Day for Better Health Program, a partnership between the National Cancer Institute and the Produce For Better Health Foundation.
  • Centers For Disease Control and Prevention Homepage
    This Centers for Disease Control and Prevention site provides case histories of food and waterborne outbreaks, foodborne illness statistics and pathogen fact sheets (
  • CDC's Adolescent and School Health Information
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued guidelines regarding school health programs. The Guidelines for School Health Programs to Promote Lifelong Healthy Eating and Guidelines for School and Community Programs to Promote Lifelong Physical Activity Among Young People, and the accompanying At-A-Glance that summarizes the recommendations are available under "National School Health Strategies" on this site.
  • Fruits and Vegetables - More Matters
    This National Cancer Institute site contains material for promoting the positive message of the health benefits of eating more fruits and vegetables daily.
  • Gardening Education for Youth
    National Gardening Association supports programs across the country that actively engage kids in the garden and improve the quality of life for all.
  • Healthy School Meals Resource System
    The Healthy School Meals Resource System (HSMRS) is a searchable web site, providing information to persons working in USDA Child Nutrition Programs. 
  • International Food Information Council (IFIC)
    The IFIC takes research and puts it into a consumer-friendly form.
  • KidsHealth
    With websites designed for parents, children and teens, you'll find information on a variety of health, physical activity and nutrition topics. Information is specifically geared towards the target audience.
  • Nutrition Explorations: Kids Nutrition at its Best
    This National Dairy Council's provides links for parents, teachers and school nutrition professionals. Find activities, programs and nutrition ideas.
  • Smart Nutrition 101
    Healthfinder: publications, websites and government agency and not-for-profit organizations.
    The Food and Nutrition Information Center (FNIC) can also be found through Smart Nutrition 101.
  • US Environmental Protection Agency Educational Resources
    This US Environmental Protection Agency site provides educational resources for consumers and professionals of all ages.






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