Childhood Obesity Prevention Toolkit

For Rural Communities

Read examples of obesity prevention initiatives and strategies for educators, health providers and policy makers of rural communities.

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We've got tools and fun ideas to help parents encourage healthy habits at home, from healthy eating activities to ways to build good social skills and nurture positive behavior.

Healthy Eating Handouts & Resources

See a variety of printouts and links to more resources to help you and your child make healthy eating choice every day.

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Nemours' KidsHealth.org

Get answers and help on preparing meals and snacks, shopping, and more from KidsHealth.org, the #1 most-visited children’s health information site created by the experts at Nemours.

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More Resources

  • Let’s Move!: tools, support, and information initiated by First Lady Michelle Obama to help form healthy habits in children
  • Team Nutrition: a comprehensive plan from the USDA to promote the nutritional health of children, involving schools, parents, and the community
  • We Can! (Ways to Enhance Children's Activity & Nutrition): information and resources to help children stay at a healthy weight
  • Women, Infants, and Children (WIC): supplemental food, health care referrals, and nutrition education for low-income women, infants, and children

Physical Activity Handouts & Resources

Find out how to get your family moving in the right direction with
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From Nemours' KidsHealth.org

  • Kids and Exercise: the importance and benefits of physical activity for children, from Nemours' KidsHealth.org

More Resources

  • Delaware State Parks Trail Challenge: take on your local state park trails
  • Family Checklist for Physical Activity in Early Care and Education: checklist to give your child care provider to ensure your child will get plenty of physical activity
  • Let’s Move!: tools, support, and info initiated by First Lady Michelle Obama to help form healthy habits in children
  • National Center for Safe Routes to School: programs that enable and encourage kids to walk and bicycle to school
  • We Can! (Ways to Enhance Children's Activity & Nutrition): info and resources to help children maintain at a healthy weight

Screen Time Handouts & Resources

Browse resources on media, television, and children.

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  • LimiTV: learn about the hazards of excessive TV watching and get ideas for alternative activities.
  • Media Awareness Network: find out how to help increase your child’s media literacy.
  • MediaWise: includes reviews and ratings on almost every video game and movie on the market.
  • Over the Rainbow: an online magazine dedicated to media literacy for the whole family.
  • Parents Television Council: educates on issues such as sex, violence, and profanity.
  • Parents’ Choice: provides reliable, unbiased information about children’s media and toys.

Sleep Routines Handouts & Resources

Get answers and help on sleep for kids of all ages from the experts at Nemours’ KidsHealth.org.

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Emotional Wellness Handouts & Resources

Find a list of tools and resources to promote healthy social skills, emotional wellness, and life skills.

Social Development


Positive Relationships


Emotional Development

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Self-Control Skills


Health Literacy