Tools – Child Care & After School
Adopt Healthy Snack Options for Your After School Program
LiveWell Greenville Healthy Snack Menu prepared by Chef Ron Jones, local culinary specialist who is busy transforming menus at A.J. Whittenburg Elementary School in Greenville County.
Learn How to Reconnect Your Students to the Playground
Peaceful Playgrounds – The purpose of Peaceful Playgrounds is to introduce children and school staff to the many choices of activities available on playgrounds and field areas. This website offers resources for playground design, games, tips for school staff, grant information and much more!
Empower Students to Make Healthy Physical Activity and Nutrition Changes
Fuel up to Play 60! – It’s a fun program sponsored by National Dairy Council and the National Football League that helps you make your school an even better place. And the best part? You get to put your ideas and plans into action to help everyone eat healthy and get active. Take fun Challenges with your classmates along the way to have the chance to earn prizes; you can even be recognized on our website for your efforts! Empower Youth to Take Action!
Find New Ideas and Tools for Your Physical Activity and Nutrition Guidelines
CATCH is an evidence-based, coordinated school health program designed to promote physical activity and healthy food choices, and prevent tobacco use in children from preschool through grade 8.
Make Learning Fun and Interactive
Color Me Healthy is a program developed to reach children ages four and five with fun, interactive learning opportunities on physical activity and healthy eating.
Other Tips and Tools For Healthy Snack Options
- Healthy After School Snack Tips from the Center for Science in the Public Interest.
- Use Canned or Frozen Fruits or Veggies – If centers find fresh fruits and vegetables to be too expensive or time consuming, this handout gives advice on canned and frozen foods. Offered by www.letsgo.org.
- Slow, Go and Whoa Foods for kids – Helpful concise information that illustrates which foods are dense in nutrients and which are dense in calories, pointing patients to healthy choices. Offered by www.wecan.org.
- 7 Healthy Habits – An online resource through Eat Smart Move More South Carolina
Additional resources from www.let’sgo.org:
- Five Fruits and Veggies
- Limit Screen Time to 2 Hours or Less
- Get One Hour or More of Physical Activity Every Day
- Drink Less Sugar