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Healthy Kids Challenge Nutrition Education Curriculum

We are proud to offer Healthy Kids Challenge® (HKC), a nationally recognized program created by an exemplary team of registered, licensed dietitians with many years of school, program, and community wellness experience.

HKC utilizes evidence-based content and instructional strategies that are aligned with the recommendations of CDC, NIH, American Academy of Pediatrics and USDA to provide effective nutrition education materials and services to schools and youth programs.

Awards and Recognition

HKC has received the honored:

  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (American Dietetic Association) Anita Owen Award for "Most Innovative Educational Program"
  • Advertising Council-Community Action Network (CAN) Service Award for "Outstanding Solutions to Social Problems"

Additional recognitions and collaborations include:

  • 2012 Marketing Disease Prevention in America (MDPA) Hall of Fame Award
  • Community Dietetics National Award
  • National Dairy Council Grant
  • Cooking Light 25th Year Innovation Award
  • Cooper Institute Silver Award
  • CDC Health Education Analysis Tool (HECAT) co-developer
  • IOM Report on Childhood Obesity external reviewer
  • Cooper Institute NutriGram tool co-developer
  • Let's Move! Chefs Move to Schools collaborator
  • Health Advocacy Fellows Program collaborator

 

Resources Based on Best Practices and Research

HKC uses the most current evidence-based recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other leading organizations. The curriculum:

  • is designed for grades K-8, promotes health literacy at any age, and is inclusive for all, regardless of weight, fitness level, or socio-economic group
  • aligns with health education standards and guidelines, including:
  • is written with strategies and content that support the connection of academic performance to eating and physical activity:
    • a collaborative partnership with SPARK, evidence-based PE programs
    • incorporating a "Move and Learn" activity in every nutrition curriculum lesson
    • emphasizing healthy balance with active play and integrating physical activity into every event
  • includes measurable objectives that address one or more of the following: knowledge, attitudes skills, behaviors, policy, and environment
  • is founded on effective health behavior education strategies and environmental change incorporating a "HEAR – SEE – DO" approach


HKC, a practice-based curriculum, was developed with evidence-based research.

Shop for Healthy
Kids Challenge Curriculum Materials:

Balance My Day Nutrition Education Curriculum

Wellness Solutions Toolkit

Explore My Plate with School Nutrition Guidebook

Take Healthy Action Guide

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