As you plan programs to get kids moving at the library for this summer’s reading theme of health, fitness, wellness, and sports, here are some resources you can use to help kids make healthy life choices:
- Eat Play Grow – Eat Play Grow is an “early childhood health curriculum” designed “to teach children ages 6 and younger and their adult caregivers how to make healthy nutrition and physical activity choices.”
- USDA Summer Food Service Program – The SFSP “ensures that low-income children continue to receive nutritious meals when school is not in session.” With programs for children already taking place, the library is an ideal feeding site.
- Healthy Habits for Life – This toolkit from Sesame Street helps you “help channel [children’s] natural energy into activities that keep them fit and strong.” “We Have the Moves” is a particularly useful section for library programming.
- Childhood Obesity Prevention Strategies for Rural Communities – This toolkit includes “obesity prevention initiatives and strategies for educators, health providers and policy makers of rural communities.”
How are you encouraging a healthy lifestyle at the library this summer? Share your suggestions in the comments!