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Starting Right: Healthy Families Making Healthy Choices (English) PDF 4.6MB | Las Familias Sanas Optan Por Lo Saludable (Spanish) PDF 4.9MB

This brochure is targeted to parents and caregivers. It is an indirect approach to weight management and describes realistic ways families can make healthy lifestyle, food and beverage choices.  Health care providers can also use these materials with their patients at the medical visit. The brochure follows low literacy guidelines, is relevant for families of all backgrounds and is available in English and Spanish.

Grown-ups Need Vaccines Too!Supported by a grant from Pfizer and developed by clinicians from the Children's Health Fund's National Network, Grown-Ups Need Vaccines Too! brings adults information on why they need vaccines, what vaccines might be needed and how to protect their families by protecting themselves first.
 

My Family Disaster Plan

This brochures is targeted at parents and caregivers.  My Family Disaster Plan offers tips and suggestions on how a family can think ahead and plan ahead for any disaster including putting a plan together that addresses water and food needs, shelter and supplies, communication and the community.  My Family Disaster Plan was developed by experts from the NationalCenterfor Disaster Preparedness (NCDP) at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, and was supported by a grant from “Idol Gives Back.”

My Hurricane Safety Plan: Child's Checklist

This worksheet complements the Parent Guide to My Hurricane Safety Plan and is a tool for parents and caregivers to use with their children when discussing how to prepare if a hurricane is coming.  My Hurricane Safety Plan was developed by clinicians and staff from the New Orleans Children’s Health Project and was supported by a grant from the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

My Hurricane Safety Plan: Parent's Guide

This brochure is targeted at parents and caregivers.  The Parent Guide offers tips on how families can prepare and help their children during the hurricane season, and give them a sense of control, security and confidence during a hurricane.  My Hurricane Safety Plan was developed by clinicians and staff from the New Orleans Children’s Health Project and was supported by a grant from the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

Starting Right: Healthy & Fit - The Real Deal (English) | SALUDABLE Y EN FORMA La Pura Verdad Consejos Prácticos Pare Matenere Saludable Y Viéndote Bien (Spanish)

This new brochure is targeted to teens and features practical ways to keep healthy and look good. It includes a health and fitness quiz, tips on portion control, and exercise suggestions and recommendations. Healthy & Fit is also a publication of The Starting Right Initiative, a partnership between The Picower Foundation and Children's Health Fund, and received leadership support from Bristol-Meyers Squibb Company.

Hey Baby - Pregnancy Guide (English) | Hola Bebe - Guía para tener un bebé sano (Spanish)

This magazine format guide is targeted at moms-to-be offers healthy living tips for a healthy baby and mom. It includes tips on eating healthy, being active during pregnancy, tips for relaxation and more. Hey Baby is a publication of The Starting Right Initiative, which helps children and their families improve nutrition and fitness, and is a partnership between The Picower Foundation and the Children’s Health Fund.

Think Healthy! Exercise (English) | ¡Piensa Sobre Tu Salud! Ejercicio (Spanish)

Four-panel brochures demonstrate the cyclical nature of being physically active in an accessible and appropriate way. This continuum of exercising and feeling good and full of energy allows children to improve both their mental and physical well being.

Think Healthy! Exercise – Caregiver Brochure (English) | ¡Piensa sobre tu salud! - Familia activa (Spanish)

Four-panel companion brochures emphasize a caregiver's role in promoting physical activity in children. The pieces encourage adults to be active as a family and set a good example for children by exercising and staying in shape.

Think Healthy! Nutrition – Caregiver Brochure (English) | ¡Piensa sobre tu salud! Nutricíon - Familia Saludable (Spanish)

Tri-panel companion brochures emphasize a caregiver's role in promoting physical and mental health in children. The pieces encourage adults to act as a role model for the children they care for by choosing a healthy diet and appropriate portion sizes.

Think Healthy! Nutrition – Middle School Brochure (English) | ¡Piensa sobre tu salud! Nutrición Adolescentes (Spanish)

Tri-panel brochures illustrate the cyclical nature of healthy eating and mental well-being in an accessible and appropriate way. This continuum of healthy eating and feeling better about oneself allows children to improve both their mental and physical well being.

Healthy K.I.D.S Ready, Set, Go! Newsletters

Ready, Set, Go! is a new part of the Healthy K.I.D.S program - designed to bring nutrition and fitness messages to an elementary-school audience. Ready, Set, Go! newsletters provide relevant messages about nutrition and fitness with age appropriate information and fun activities to emphasize easily achievable steps to better health.

Ready, Set, Go! Issue 1 (English) | Preparados, Listos, ¡YA! - Nutrición y Salud Boletín 1 (Spanish)

This issue highlights eating breakfast, drinking less soda, eating fruits and vegetables, portion size and being active outside.

Ready, Set, Go! Issue 2 (English) | Preparados, Listos, ¡YA! - Nutrición y Salud Boletín 2 (Spanish)

This issue highlights healthy snacks, watching less tv, drinking milk, hunger and satiety and being active inside.

Middle School Newsletters

Each Healthy K.I.D.S. Newsletter features Food Group Fun, Liquid Lookout, Move Your Body, Activity Page, Grown Up Corner, Spotlight, and Fun Facts.

Newsletter No. 1 (English) | Niños S.A.NO.S. Boletín No. 1(Spanish)

Issue 1 highlights carbohydrates, stretching and how to make the best choices with fast foods and vending machines.

Newsletter No. 2 (English) | Niños S.A.NO.S. Boletín No. 2 (Spanish)

Issue 2 highlights fruits and vegetables, the activity pyramid and tips for healthy TV watching habits.

Newsletter No. 3 (English) | Niños S.A.NO.S. Boletín No. 3 (Spanish)

Issue 3 highlights dairy products, calcium and fun exercise games.

Newsletter No. 4 (English) | Niños S.A.NO.S. Boletín No. 4 (Spanish)

Issue 4 highlights proteins, drinking plenty of water and the importance of a good breakfast.

Lesson Plans

Healthy K.I.D.S. Lesson Plans give teachers and health educators ready-to-use curricula designed to coordinate with each newsletter. Individual lesson plans center around a food group and fitness related activities.

Each Healthy K.I.D.S Lesson Plan features Objectives, Suggested Materials, Learning Activities, Optional Activities, Follow-Up and Additional Resources.

Parent Guide

The Healthy K.I.D.S. Parent Guide highlights important nutrition and fitness messages from the newsletters. Available in English and Spanish, the Parent Guide covers the four food groups, exercise topics and healthy lifestyles. The guide instructs parents in how to effectively use Healthy K.I.D.S. newsletters to help children make healthy choices.

The Healthy K.I.D.S Parent Guide features The Big Picture, Goals, Helpful Hints, Highlights from Each Issue, Things to Do Together and Things to Explore

Healthy B.A.S.I.C.S. Brochures

Principios EL.E.M.E.NT.AL.ES. de la Salud

Principios EL.E.M.E.NT.AL.ES. de la Salud (ELaborando Estrategias Metódicas y EducaTivas para los ALumnos de EScuela) es un proyecto dedicado a la entrega de material educativo sobre salud en lenguaje simple, ameno y culturalmente relevante destinado a los niños de escuelas de enseñanza primaria y media. Los folletos en inglés y español fueron creados por trabajadores de la salud del National Children’s Health Project Network de Children’s Health Fund.

Healthy B.A.S.I.C.S. Lesson Plans

Healthy B.A.S.I.C.S. Parent's Guide