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Nutrition Links

Links for Parents, Faculty and Staff

USDA MyPlate

Learn about MyPlate, get personalized recommendations, find weight loss tips, plan a healthy menu and much more.

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly the American Dietetic Association)

This site provides a wealth of information from the world’s largest organization of food and nutrition professionals.

Dietary Guidelines for Americans

These guidelines are published to promote health and reduce the risk for major chronic diseases. 

USDA National Nutrient Database

Search the database to find the nutritional information of over 7,000 food items or view Nutrient Lists which creates a report of foods highest in a single nutrient.

Nourish Interactive

For parents and educators, nutrition advice, tips, and tools to promote healthy living for families. Loads of free printables and games for the kids!

Fruits & Veggies More Matters

Find tips, recipes and ways to get children involved in consuming more fruits and vegetables.

Healthy Kids Challenge

Find parent tips, lesson plans and other resources to promote wellness for children.

Tray Talk

This is a website from the School Nutrition Association that provides information, news and success stories showing that school meals are healthy meals.

Nutrition Explorations

A great nutrition resource with tips for parents, information for school nutrition professionals and lesson plans and activities for teachers to use in the classroom.

Team Nutrition

This is an initiative of the USDA to support and promote healthy eating and physical activity in child nutrition programs.

Virginia Department of Education School Nutrition

Learn all about the various programs and initiatives for schools in our state.

Food and Nutrition Information Center Professional Resources

A list of nutrition education resources for teachers, including lesson plans, curricula and more.


Nutrition Links for Elementary School Students

MyPlate Kids' Place

      Learn more about the food pyramid and making healthy food choices!

Nourish Interactive Kids

      Play games while you visit Solusville - a healthy neighborhood!

Nutrition Explorations Kids

There are many games and activities to help you learn about food and being active. Check out the game called Monster Nutrition!

Student Nutrition Fitness Guide

 A guide for students any age - K through college!


Links for Middle and High School Students

Teens Health

Find lots of useful information to help you be your healthiest!

Take Charge of Your Health: A Guide for Teens

      Just for teens from the National Institutes of Health 

Students Taking Charge

See what some students have done to promote healthy lifestyles and physical activity and learn what you can do to get involved.

Student Nutrition Fitness Guide

 A guide for students any age - K through college!