Food & Fun

Project Description

food&fun veggies logo (foodfunveggies-kidslogo.jpg)Food and Fun After School (© President and Fellows of Harvard College and YMCA of the USA) is a curriculum designed to develop healthy habits out of school time. Eleven teaching units help programs infuse healthy snacks and recipes, physically active games, and creative learning activities into regular program schedules. Curriculum materials are available free of charge below and on the Food and Fun website.

Foodandfun.org is an interactive website geared towards getting out-of-school time staff and parents excited about promoting physical activity and nutrition by creating healthy environments for themselves and their children. Everyone interested in making healthy changes should have access to information and resources that will help them in the process. That is why all of the materials you will find on foodandfun.org are free of charge! So go ahead and get started. Browse, download, plan, act … and don’t forget to have fun!

Check out the materials below for Food & Fun 2nd Edition.

Funders: Food and Fun After School was developed under a gift from Paul and Mary Finnegan. The second edition was revised under a gift from the Donald and Sue Pritzker Nutrition and Fitness Initiative.
For more information, contact Rebekka Lee. 

 

Tools

Food & Fun After School About Guide 
Getting Staff on Board

 

Food & Fun After School

Units

Unit 1: Fruits and Vegetables—Take a Bite!

Parent Communications     Spanish
Formatted Newsletter
Parent handout (English/Spanish)
Parent handout (English/Chinese)

Unit 2: Physical Activity—Get Moving!

Parent Communications     SpanishFormatted Newsletter
Parent handout (English/Spanish)   
Parent handout (English/Chinese)

Unit 3: Sugar Sweetened Drinks—Be Sugar Smart!

Parent Communications     Spanish
Formatted Newsletter
Parent handout (English/Spanish)
Parent handout (English/Chinese)

Unit 4: Healthy and Unhealthy Fats—Go For the Good!

Parent Communications     Spanish
Formatted Newsletter
Parent handout (English/Spanish)
Parent handout (English/Chinese)

Unit 5: Whole Grains—Go for Whole Grains!

Parent Communications     Spanish
Formatted Newsletter
Parent handout (English/Spanish)
Parent handout (English/Chinese)

Unit 6: Healthy Snacking—Super Snacks!

Parent Communications     Spanish
Formatted Newsletter
Parent handout (English/Spanish)

Unit 7: Fruits and Vegetables—Mix It Up!

Parent Communications     Spanish
Formatted Newsletter
Parent handout (English/Spanish)
Parent handout (English/Chinese)

Unit 8: Reduce TV Viewing—Tune Out the TV!

Parent Communications     Spanish
Formatted Newsletter
Parent handout (English/Spanish)
Parent handout (English/Chinese)
Parent handout on sleep  

Unit 9: Physical Activity—Play Hard! 

Parent Communications     Spanish
Formatted Newsletter
Parent handout (English/Spanish)
Parent handout (English/Chinese)

Unit 10: Hydration—Be Active, Stay Cool 

Parent Communications     Spanish
Formatted Newsletter
Parent handout (English/Spanish)
Parent handout (English/Chinese)

Unit 11: Food & Fun Finale!

Resources

Nutrition and Physical Activity Environmental Standards for Out of School Time

Healthy Places, Healthy Kids poster

Recipe and Taste Test Packet

Nutrition and Physical Activity Web Site Resources

Tools for Parents and Families

Food, Fun and Family:

A Guide to Help Busy Families Develop Healthier Habits at Home

Food, Fun, and Family

Food, Fun, and Family Recipe Packet

Other Tools

Snack Sense for Parents

2 Minute Home Assessment for Parents

2 Minute Program Assessment for Parents

Healthy Households Healthy Families Poster

Training

Check out our Food & Fun 2nd Edition Training Materials, available for free at http://foodandfun.org/?p=change&user=staff&category=Training

Food & Fun After School has several training strategies to help afterschool staff learn about and implement the curriculum, including a new Training Video. Trainings teach participants about the health topics covered in the curriculum and introduce folks to the variety of materials and resources available. The trainings also incorporate opportunities for staff to discuss the importance of nutrition and physical activity and make plans for implementation.