U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

National Diabetes Education Program

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  • ChooseMyPlate.gov from the USDA illustrates the five food groups that are the building blocks for a healthy diet and provides tools for diet/calorie tracking and information on weight management, physical activity, and healthy eating. Some materials available in Spanish.

    U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

  • This toolkit assists parents in helping their children make healthy food choices and start healthy habits to prevent diabetes. The materials use Sesame Street characters to teach lessons on nutrition and healthy activities. En español


  • This website for kids tells you cool stuff about how your body works, how eating right helps you play better and feel good, and how staying active is lots of fun! En español


  • Marathon Kids

    Registration Required

    This school- and community-based fitness program teaches kids to live an active and healthy lifestyle by running or walking 26.2 miles over six months, eating healthy food daily, and even learning to grow fruits and veggies.  Available in select cities.

    Marathon Kids

  • This curriculum for an after-school health promotion program is designed to teach young people ages 11 to 13 about the complex media world around them and how it can affect their health—especially in the areas of nutrition and physical activity.

    National Institute of Child Health & Human Development (NICHD)

  • This website makes publicly available materials that were used in the HEALTHY intervention program, which was designed to moderate risk factors for type 2 diabetes in adolescents including nutrition, physical education, behavior, and communications and social marketing. En español

    The HEALTHY Study