5-4-3-2-1 Go!® Toolkit: Additional Resources

Books

Encourage students to make it a priority to enjoy screen-free time every day. Here is a list of books available at the library for them to read alone or together with their family.

Websites

  • MyPlate – Practical information to help people build healthier diets with resources and tools for dietary assessment, nutrition education, and other user-friendly nutrition information. As Americans are experiencing epidemic rates of overweight and obesity, the online resources and tools can empower people to make healthier food choices for themselves, their families, and their children. (Spanish)
  • Nourish Interactive – Your free one stop resource for fun nutrition games for kids, interactive nutrition tools and tips for parents and health educators to use to promote healthy living for the whole family. (Spanish)
  • We Can! – Ways to Enhance Children’s Activity & Nutrition is a national movement designed to give parents, caregivers, and entire communities a way to help children 8 to 13 years old stay at a healthy weight. (Spanish)
  • Color Me Healthy – Free, downloadable parent newsletters with ideas for eating healthy and staying active such as snack ideas, kids kitchen recipes.
  • Fruits and Veggies More Matters® – This health initiative is focused on helping Americans increase fruit and vegetable consumption for better health. includes recipes, meal plans, and fun interactive activities for kids.
  • Kids Health – Trustworthy information about kids and teens that’s free of “doctor speak,” KidsHealth is the most-visited site on the Web for information about health, behavior, and development from before birth through the teen years. includes tips on the tricky parenting issues like t how do you feed a picky eater or encourage a child who hates sports to play outside? Learn how to keep your child healthy with the right foods and exercise.
  • Action for Healthy Kids® – Fights childhood obesity, undernourishment and physical inactivity by helping schools become healthier places so kids can live healthier lives. Working together, we’re giving kids the keys to health and academic success by meeting them where they are — in the classroom, in the cafeteria and on the playground — with fun physical activity and nutrition lessons and changes that make it possible for them to eat nutritiously and play actively every day.

Supporting Curriculum

This curriculum supports the 5-4-3-2-1 Go!® message and includes the corresponding website, materials available, cost, message component, appropriate grade level, and whether it meets learning standards.