Healthy Eating ResourcesAmerican Heart Association - Nutrition Centerhttp://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/GettingHealthy/NutritionCenter/Nutrition-Center_UCM_001188_SubHomePage.jsp
This site will help you set healthy nutrition goals, find healthy recipes and healthy items in the grocery store, cook healthy meals at home and keep an eye out for healthy meals when dining out. There are also links at the top of the page to physical activity suggestions and ways to teach your children to develop healthy habits as well.
Bradford School Food Guide
This colorful new brochure, with it’s easy red, yellow and green system to identify healthy and acceptable snacks, is an incredible new tool designed by Bradford parents to help parents, teachers and even students navigate a world in which our kids depend upon good nutrition for optimal learning.
CDC Nutrition for Everyone http://www.cdc.gov/nutrition/everyone/index.html
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s comprehensive source of nutritional information includes nutrition basics, information on fruits and vegetables, nutrition during pregnancy and other resources for more specific nutritional needs. It can also be accessed on Facebook and Twitter.
Healthy Meeting Guidelines
Eat Smart North Carolina: Guidelines for Healthy Foods and Beverages at Meetings, Gatherings and Events is a colorful, planning tool that provides practical guidelines for anyone who is in charge of the food served at events to choose lower fat, lower-calorie foods and drinks.
University of Minnesota School of Public Health: Guidelines for Offering Healthy Foods at Meetings, Seminars and Catered Events
This site has information on healthy eating for moms, families and communities alike. You can view videos of government initiatives and find simple steps to healthy eating success.
is a planning tool offered by the American Cancer Society to help companies organize meetings and events with
good health in mind. It includes a downloadable guidebook that offers companies healthy food ideas and suggestions for physical activity that energize meeting
participants and demonstrate how easy it can be to live a healthier lifestyle every day.
My Food Diaryhttp://www.myfooddiary.com/
My Food Diary is a great way to track what you eat, including nutritional intake and caloric expenditure.
Bike & Walk Montclair is a community organization dedicated to making walking and bicycling a safe, appealing and feasible choice for all users and all trips. Center for Disease Control - Physical Activityhttp://www.cdc.gov/physicalactivity/everyone/guidelines/index.html
This site contains physical activity guidelines for children, adults and older adults, and through links on the left side, suggests ways to add physical activity to your life with short videos that help you get started. It also helps you to measure physical activity intensity and suggests new activities that you may not realize “count” as exercise.
Essex County Running Clubhttp://www.essexrunning.com/
Essex County Running Club welcomes runners of all levels of ability. Group runs are held every Thursday evening, June through August, and weekend mornings in the winter.
Every Body Walk
Every Body Walk! is an online educational campaign aimed at getting Americans up and moving. The website provide news and resources on walking, health information, walking maps, how to find walking groups, a personal pledge form to start walking, as well as a place to share stories about individual experiences with walking.
Let's Move - Get Activehttp://www.letsmove.gov/get-active
This site has information on physical activities to do with your family and in your community. Check out the "Let's Move Outside" section for tips on what to do and where to go to get in your physical activity and enjoy the outdoor weather.
New Jersey Bicycle and Pedestrian Resource Center
The New Jersey Bicycle and Pedestrian and Safe Routes to School Resource Centers assist public officials, transportation and health professionals, and the public in creating a safer and more accessible walking and bicycling environment through primary research, education and dissemination of information about best practices in policy and design.
New Jersey Safe Routes to School Resource Center
Safe Routes to School (SRTS) is a federal, state and local effort to enable and encourage children, including those with disabilities, to walk and bicycle to school. SRTS facilitates the planning, development and implementation of projects that improve safety and air quality, as well as reduce traffic and fuel consumption around schools.
Safe Routes Scoop
Safe Routes Scoop is the blog of the New Jersey Safe Routes to School Program (SRTS), managed by the New Jersey Safe Routes to School Resource Center at the Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center. We are located within the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. The blog contains information about:
- News, ideas and examples of SRTS projects around New Jersey and the nation.
- Announcements about research, education programs, and presentations from the Center and our sponsor agencies
- Other newsworthy items about SRTS, bicycling, and walking in New Jersey
WebMd- Health & Fitness Center
This app provides a huge food database to help you keep track of what you eat and how many calories you burn when you workout. You can enter goals, view charts of your progress and see your nutritional summaries all on your phone.BlackBerry equivalent: Calorie Counter
Become inspired to explore NJ ‘s natural and historic world with this FREE mobile app—the only official app of New Jersey that allows you to access the most up-to-date park information such as upcoming events, weather conditions and safety alert communications, while taking in the scenery at your favorite area. Choose a park to visit by location, or by activity such as camping or fishing.
This app gives you a pedometer to measure your speed, distance and calories burned if you use it while engaging in exercise. It’s easy to set up and use and very accurate. It goes into power-saving mode once it’s in your pocket.BlackBerry equivalent: HandyLogs Fitness
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