Resources for a Healthy Lifestyles
The PVSD Board of Trustees recognizes the link between student health and learning and desires to provide a comprehensive program promoting healthy eating and physical activity for District students. In addition the District has developed strategies for promoting staff wellness and for involving parents/guardians and the community in reinforcing students' understanding and appreciation of the importance of healthy lifestyles.
The Partnership for a Healthy Ventura County is a coalition that includes Ventura County Public Health, First 5 Ventura County and a wide range of community organizations and individuals, including businesses, schools, non-profits, local government and networks seeking to improve the health of Ventura County residents, policies and community endeavors. We share the vision that Ventura County will be the national model for healthy eating, active living and community well-being. We promote community and personal changes that lead to healthy eating and regular exercise to reduce obesity and related chronic diseases.
The Alliance for a Healthier Generation was founded by the American Heart Association and the Clinton Foundation as a response to the growing rate of childhood obesity. And just like our founders, our goal as an organization has always been to create systemic change, change that is not isolated to one home, or community, to one school, industry, or state. We want to create healthy changes that build upon one another and create a system, a nation, that makes the healthy choice the easy choice.
The American Heart Association is working to help kids, families and communities live heart-healthy lives. Use this Healthy Living information to help you get active and stay active, for life.
California Project LEAN (Leaders Encouraging Activity and Nutrition) is a program of the Public Health Institute. California Project LEAN works to advance nutrition and physical activity policy in schools and communities in order to prevent obesity and its associated chronic diseases. Efforts are centered around youth and parent empowerment approaches, policy and environmental change strategies, and community-based solutions that improve nutrition and physical activity environments.
Dairy Council of California mission creates materials, resources and lesson plans for making balanced food choices. Our nutrition and education philosophies shape our offerings and help us carry out our mission: We work on behalf of California dairy farmers and milk processors to provide free nutrition lesson plans and programs to school children and their families. Our staff include registered dietitians, nutrition, education and communication experts and customer relations professionals who partner with educators, health and wellness providers and community leaders to teach how to make the best food choices from a realistic and inclusive perspective.
KidsHealth: You know the importance of good nutrition and exercise, but 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.
MyPlate is a reminder to find your healthy eating style and build it throughout your lifetime. Everything you eat and drink matters. The right mix can help you be healthier now and in the future.
This means: focus on variety, amount, and nutrition;
choose foods and beverages with less saturated fat, sodium, and added sugars; start with small changes to build healthier eating styles; and support healthy eating for everyone.
Eating healthy is a journey shaped by many factors, including our stage of life, situations, preferences, access to food, culture, traditions, and the personal decisions we make over time. All your food and beverage choices count. MyPlate offers ideas and tips to help you create a healthier eating style that meets your individual needs and improves your health. For a colorful visual of MyPlate and the 5 food groups.