Curriculum Resources

Free Curriculum : Health • Fitness • Safety

American Cancer Society

Visit our website to find educational resources and curricula on cancer prevention and early detection including the history of cancer, what is cancer, its causes, its economic impact, and prevalence. 800-227-2345. www.cancer.org.

American Council on Exercise (ACE)

ACE provides educational materials and informational resources on children’s health and fitness including kid friendly recipes, research studies, exercises and activities, and a forum to ask experts questions and read discussions. 858-576-6500. www.acefitness.org.

BAM! Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The CDC is dedicated to protecting health and quality of life through the prevention and control of disease, injury, and disability. BAM! Body and Mind provides handouts, downloads, activities and lesson ideas to incorporate CDC health, safety, healthy lifestyles, and science topics into your classroom. 1600 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30333. 800-CDC-INFO. www.cdc.gov/education.

Center For Veterinary Medicine

Resources for pet owners on a variety of topics including toxic products, healthy pet foods, and medications. www.fda.gov/AnimalVeterinary/ResourcesforYou/default.htm

Central Intelligence Agency

Provides information on how to keep your students safe on the Internet and advice on helping children avoid drug abuse. Also provides lesson plans that emphasize history, communication, and problem solving related to health safety. Office of Public Affairs, Washington, D.C. 20505. 703-482-0623. https://www.cia.gov/kids-page/parents-teachers/index.html.

Cooking with Kids

Find online resources for teaching children how to cook including tips, recipes, grocery guidelines. Features easy recipes, meal planning, shopping, and nutrition guides. www.cookingwithkids.com

Dole - Super Kids

Featuring activities such as fitness, recipes, games, music, comics, and videos to teach kids on how to become a SuperKid. Being a SuperKid means eating 5 to 9 servings of fruits and veggies every day. Visit Dole to get your kid hooked on healthy eating. www.dole.com/#/superkids

FDNY Zone

Fire-safety curricula and activity kits for teachers and parents in eight languages including Arabic, Chinese, English, Korean, Russian, Spanish, Urdu, and Yiddish. www.fdnyfirezone.org/resources/

Juicy Juice: Recipes

Teachers can inform young students of healthy food options with hundreds of lessons on kid-friendly foods with a high nutritional value. Recipes, drinks, side dishes, and other options with comparisons to pizza and sugary foods. www.juicyjuice.com/Recipes/Kid-Friendly-Foods.aspx

KidsHealth

Offers health curriculum materials including discussion questions, activities, and reproducible handouts and quizzes, all of which are aligned to national health education standards. Also provides information about common childhood health problems, health-related news, and resources to help improve student health. http://kidshealth.org/classroom.

Martha Stewart - Cooking with Kids

Teachers can find easy recipes for kids with guided instruction from tutorial videos with simple ingredients. Search through holiday recipes, light and healthy options, and more. www.marthastewart.com/cooking-with-kids

Mental Health America

Use Mental Health America to search through hundreds of mental health information and self-diagnose illness by target, issue, and find treatments. Educate children on several health topics. 2000 N. Beauregard Street, 6th Fl., Alexandria, VA 22311. 800-969-6642. www.mentalhealthamerica.net

National Eating Disorder Association

Provides comprehensive guides and toolkits for helping students and athletes with eating disorders. The toolkit also includes frequently asked questions and common myths about eating disorders, strategies for assisting students, and articles and tips for understanding eating disorders. 165 West 46th Street, New York, NY 10036. 800-931-2237. www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/information-resources.

National Institute on Drug Abuse

Provides free resources about the latest science-based drug abuse publications and teaching materials in English and Spanish. Examples of publications are Scholastic, Inc.’s Heads Up: Real News About Drugs and Your Body, The Brain: Understanding Neurobiology Through the Study of Addiction, and Steroids: Not in My Game Plan. 877-643-2644. http://backtoschool.drugabuse.gov.

National Institutes of Health

Educational materials related to medicine and research include lesson plans, supplemental curricula, resources in spanish, and multimedia. Resources cover 41 topics including the Brain & Nervous System, Child & Teen Health, Genomics & Genetics, Immune System, and the Reproductive System. 6100 Executive Blvd., Suite 3E01, Bethesda, MD 2089. 301-402-2469. www.science.education.nih.gov.

Nutrition Explorations

Created by the National Dairy Council (NDC), Nutrition Exploration offers lesson plans, games, activities, and nutrition programs to help teach kids about healthy eating and wellness. www.nutritionexplorations.org/educators/main.asp

P.E. Central

Provides physical education activities, games, lesson plans, and quizzes. 540-953-1043. www.pecentral.org.

Physical Education at PPPST.com

Downloadable PowerPoint presentations on topics such as Health Education, the Human Body, Dance, and Sports & Recreation. Also find lesson plans and games. http://pppst.com.

Spatulatta

Spatulatta.com helps foster a whole new generation of young cooks, not only by introducing cooking skills, but also through modeling behavior for using healthy, fresh, basic ingredients with a minimum of processing. Spatulatta.com will encourage children to eat well, to take pride in their accomplishments in the kitchen and to understand the connection between farm and dinner table. www.spatulatta.com

Tox Town from the National Library of Medicine

The teacher pages provide activities and resources you can use with your class to stimulate learning about environmental health issues. tehip@teh.nlm.nih.gov. www.toxtown.nlm.nih.gov.

U.S. Department of Agriculture

Provides online and downloaded resources and lesson plans on agriculture, economics, government, and history. Examples are The Charters of Freedom, Conquest of the Land Through 7,000 Years, Teaching with Constitution Documents, and State Agricultural Facts. 1400 Independence Avenue Southwest, Washington, D.C. 20250. 202-720-2791. www.usda.gov.

United States Consumer Product Safety Commission

Find materials on child safety techniques including bike and playground safety with brain buster quizzes for children. 301-504-7923. www.cpsc.gov/kids/kidsafety/index.html

United States Food And Drug Administration

The Kids & Teens page provides online songs, quizzes, interactive games, and crossword puzzles to help kids learn about health and safety. 10903 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring, MD 20993. 888-INFO-FDA. www.fda.gov/Food/ResourcesForYou/Consumers/KidsTeens/default.htm.