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The Facts About Chocolate Milk

Milk, flavored or not, is a good source of important nutrients for kids. This fact sheet is a helpful tool for school staff to give to parents, school administrators, community members and just about anyone else who asks!
 Get the facts [PDF]


Eating for Peak Performance

Back by popular demand, Eating for Peak Performance has been revised to reflect MyPlate recommendations and the latest scientific research on sports nutrition. This set of 5 copy masters is designed for coaches of middle school and high school athletes. Student athletes will learn about the basics of a healthy eating plan, in addition to facts on fluids, fuel for training and competition and how to achieve a healthy weight.

Contains the following sections:

  • The Basics
  • Fluid Facts
  • Fuel for Training and Competition
  • Promoting a Healthy Weight
  • A Day In Your Life

 Eating for Peak Performance [PDF]


Reach for a Healthy Beverage

Answer the question: "What Should I Drink?" and help kids and parents learn to read beverage labels and understand how drink choices stack up nutritionally. Kids and parents can see that beverage choices like milk, water and 100% are important for good health.
 Reach for a Healthy Beverage [PDF]


Lactose Intolerance

 Lowdown on Lactose Intolerance [PDF]
 Lactose Intolerance and Your Child [PDF]


Oregon Order Form

Oregon Primary Care Providers (MD, PA, NP, RD) use order form for selected FREE patient education materials for use in your office/clinic. New for 2011 - no charge for shipping and handling.

 Order Form [PDF]


Calcium and Kids

Calcium builds the foundation for a lifetime of bone health. Yet, most kids don't get enough. Here are helpful tips for getting enough calcium and vitamin D every day, including how to manage lactose intolerance.

 Calcium and Kids [PDF]
 El Calcio y Los Ninos [PDF]


Updated! Vitamin D: A New Look at an Old Vitamin

New research is expanding our knowledge of the functions of vitamin D, beyond its traditional role in calcium absorption and bone health. For this reason, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) recently convened a committee to examine the research and update their dietary recommendation for this all-important nutrient. This monograph provides the health professional with an overview of the new areas of research, a summary of the recently updated recommendations and practice points to optimize the vitamin D status of patients and clients.

 Consumer Tip Sheet:
Vitamin D: What You Need to Know About the Sunshine Vitamin [PDF]


Nutritionary game

A game of artistic fun and nutrition for 4 or more players, grades K-5. Players sketch or sculpt clay into nutrient-rich food and others guess what food it is.

 Download Nutritionary game [PDF]
 Download Game Cards [PDF]
 Download Sign [PDF]


What Food Am I?

A nutrition game for grades 2-5. Read clues for nutrient-rich foods from all food groups and have kids guess the name.

 Download Game [PDF]


Milk and Cheese - Storybooks of Recipes and Tips

(La Leche y El Queso - Cuentos de Recetas y Consejos)

Milk and Cheese Storybooks

For caregivers of young children, these colorful 4-page storybooks with fairy tale "helpers" bring tasty recipes and easy tips for enjoying nutrient-rich milk and cheese everyday. Developed to help use foods in the WIC food package, the storybooks will help all moms and families eat well and on a budget.

Download the black and white file to print 4 pages on 8.5" x 11" paper. Color brochure also available for purchase.


 Milk [PDF]
 Cheese [PDF]


 La Leche [PDF]
 El Queso [PDF]


Build-A-Snack Masters

For students and parents, these activity sheets help families make snacks nutritious and fun. "Are you snack smart?" challenges students to build a snack with food groups and nutrients in mind. "Zip-It, Dip-It, Roll-It, Mix-It" gives lots of food group ideas for healthy snacks. The parent sheet includes two snack recipes, plan ahead advice, variety and serving size information.

 Build-A-Snack for Students [PDF]
 Build-A-Snack for Parents [PDF]


Healthy Eating for Your Preschooler

This 2-page download helps parents feed children ages 2-5 years. An easy-to-read food group chart shows daily serving amounts appropriate for each age group. It also includes tips for feeding and getting children involved in the kitchen. This is a perfect follow-up guide to How to Feed Your Baby Step-by-Step.

 English [PDF]
 Spanish [PDF]
 Tips for Raising a Healthy Eater [PDF]
 Start Your Preschooler on the Path to Healthy Eating, Spanish [PDF]


Tips for Packing a Healthy Lunch

Studies comparing adults who eat out with those who eat in or pack a lunch show those who eat out consume fewer foods from the USDA "Food Groups to Encourage" - milk, fruits, vegetables and whole grains. Eating at home or packing a lunch can add up to 32% fewer calories and $16 less spent on food. For kids, packing a lunch is a great opportunity to learn nutrition basics, while encouraging them to enjoy eating a tasty lunch.

 Get Packin': Tips for a Healthy Lunch Box [PDF]
 Get Packin': A Empacar Se Ha Dicho - Spanish [PDF]
 Packing Lunches for Work or School


Help Children Be Good Eaters

Parents want to help their children be healthy and "good eaters" but many may need guidance. Respected author Ellyn Satter, Child of Mine: Feeding with Love and Good Sense, offers simple, evidence-based support for parents and care providers. This 2-page handout has clear directions with positive explanations.

 Helping Children to Be Good Eaters - from Ellyn Satter [PDF]


Caterpillars Snack Lesson with Recipe Cards (ages 3-5)

Reading, science, math and cooking are a part of this activity for teachers, care providers and parents to use with young children.

 Caterpillars Snack Lesson and Recipe Cards [PDF]


Think your Drink Mini-Poster and Label Activity

Teach math and nutrition with this graph comparison of 8 beverages. Use with accompanying Nutrition Facts Label lesson. For additional lessons and a colorful poster, order Think Your Drink poster.

 Think your Drink Mini-Poster and Activity



Many claims are being made about the health benefits of probiotics; however, probiotics research has not sorted out all the specific details yet. Consumers who understand the basics about "the beneficial strains" of bacteria and yeast can better sort through the facts and the unknowns.

 Consumer Fact Sheet: Probiotics [PDF]


Calcium: Got it? Get it! Toolkit

A calcium nutrition lesson for teens complete with slide presentation, recipes, handouts and more.

 Calcium: Got it? Get it!


What is Normal

Downloadable lessons, handouts and links to research about teen body image, nutrition and physical activity. Downloadable graphic of poster for slide presentation.

 What is Normal


School Wellness Newsletter

Developed by Oregon's Wellness In School Environments workgroup, this colorful newsletter is designed for teachers, administrators, parents, health professionals, and community members looking for nutrition and physical activity ideas to help implement school wellness policies.

 [NEW] Leap Into Wellness, Spring 2016 [PDF]
 Stepping Into the New School Year, Fall 2015 [PDF]
 Student and Staff Synergy, Spring 2015 [PDF]
 Working Together for Wellness, Fall 2014 [PDF]
 Jump Start Your Day, Spring 2014 [PDF]
 Put A Spring in Your Step, Spring 2013 [PDF]
 Policy In Action Fall 2012 [PDF]
 Sleep! Eat! Play! Spring 2012 [PDF]
 Health is Academic, Fall 2011 [PDF]
 Spring Cleaning - Spring 2011 [PDF]
 Rethink Your Drink - Fall 2010 [PDF]
 Spring Into Action with Energizers - Spring 2010 [PDF]
 School Success Stories - Fall 2009 [PDF]
 Spring Into Action - Spring 2009 [PDF]
 Farm-to-School - Fall 2008 [PDF]
 Healthy Kids - Spring 2008 [PDF]
 Focus on Physical Activity - Fall 2007 [PDF]
 Spotlight on Classroom Parties - Spring 2007 [PDF]
 Wellness Policy - Fall 2006 [PDF]


Whey Protein: Nutritional Powerhouse
Consumer Fact Sheet
Dairy Council of California 2004

Even if you are not an elite or serious athlete you may have heard about the benefits of consuming whey protein for its effects on body composition, improving the immune system and helping with weight management. This handout will give you some background information on whey protein and how to incorporate it into your diet.

 View Consumer Fact Sheet [PDF]


Health Connections: Linking Nutrition Research to Practice

This newsletter for Health Professionals provides thorough reviews of published literature. Written by leading experts and published quarterly by Dairy Council of California, Health Connections summarizes current thinking and gives practical solutions for clients.

 View Archived Issues


Score Big With Breakfast

(Grades: K-6) Students who eat breakfast do better in school. This guide gives two weeks of nutritious, quick-fix breakfast or snack ideas. Included are three MyPlate Smoothie recipes.

 Score Big with Breakfast [PDF]


Mealtime: Keep It Simple, Keep It Fun, Just Keep It!
(Spanish: La Hora De Comer: Manténgala Sencilla, Manténgala Divertida, Pero Manténgala!)

In our fast-paced world, make mealtime one of your top priorities. Studies tell us that kids who eat with others are healthier, have better communication skills and do better in school. This resource includes a step-by-step plan of action for making meals a priority, plus four quick recipes. Available in color or as a reproducible master in the Catalog.

 Version for 8 ½ x 11 Paper [PDF]
 Version for 11 x 17 Paper [PDF]

 Version for 8 ½ x 11 Paper [PDF]
 Version for 11 x 17 Paper [PDF]



How to Feed Your Baby Step by Step
(Spanish: Cómo Alimentar A Su Bebé Paso A Paso)

Take the guess-work out of when, what and how much to feed little ones, from birth to 2 years of age with this handy chart. It is designed to be reproduced and used with individuals or groups.

 How to Feed Baby - English [PDF]
 How to Feed Baby - Spanish [PDF]


Disordered Eating: Childhood’s Hidden Epidemic

Disordered eating in children as young as 8 to 11 can be easily overlooked. The signals are there—dieting, vegetarianism, excessive "workouts", and body dissatisfaction. This backgrounder describes disordered eating and gives practitioners the tools to identify and treat the problem early.

 Disordered Eating [PDF]



Start Smart Eating and Reading Curriculum

A fun-filled breakfast, nutrition & reading program for K-2nd grade students! Start Smart Eating & Reading uses popular children's books to help students discover the importance of breakfast. Five modules offer no-cook food activities and classroom activities about smart eating. Includes parent newsletters.

Curriculum prepared jointly by the 4-H Youth Development and Family and Community Development programs of the Oregon State University Extension Service and the Oregon Department of Education.

Download lesson plans, worksheets, and parent newsletter for FREE!

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Five Food Group Activity Stickers and Masters: PreK-5

Quick activities about nutrition that compliment other subjects such as reading, math, science and health. Use alone or order the colorful Five Food Group Stickers.

 Pre-K Food Match-up [PDF]
 Pre-K Meet the Five Food Groups [PDF]
 Pre-K Meet the Five Food Groups Spanish [PDF]
 Grade 1 What's For Lunch [PDF]
 Grade 1 Growth Maze [PDF]
 Grade 2 Five Food Group Farm [PDF]
 Grade 2 County Fair [PDF]
 Grade 3 Nutrition Keeps Me Healthy [PDF]
 Grade 3 Pyramid Bingo [PDF]
 Grade 4 Healthy Food Choices [PDF]
 Grade 5 Crossfood Puzzle [PDF]
 School Food Service I'm an All-Star [PDF]



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Milk Toolkit
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Live It! Real-Life Nutrition
A guide to healthy, nutrient-rich eating.
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School Wellness Newsletter

School Wellness Newsletter
Leap Into Wellness, Spring 2016.