Physical Activity

Children and Families



MyPlate Icon Be An Active Family Tip Sheet (PDF | 840 KB)

USDA. Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion.

Part of the 10 Tips Nutrition Education Series from MyPlate.


Youth Physical Activity Guidelines Toolkit

HHS. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The Youth Physical Activity Guidelines Toolkit, highlights strategies that schools, families, and communities can use to support youth physical activity. The toolkit includes a user guide, handouts, presentations, a video, and poster.


Family Friendly Fitness

SNAP-Ed, Texas Health and Human Services. Good Food Good Move.

Check out these tips, videos, and ideas to get kids and families moving more and having fun!


Find Parks and Play!

SNAP-Ed, California Department of Public. Champions for Change.

Use these online tools to find parks and play spaces near you!


Physical Activity Lesson Plans

SNAP-Ed, University of Colorado at Denver School of Public Health. The Integrated Nutrition Education Program.

The Integrated Nutrition Education Program offers youth lesson plans focused on increasing physical activity for various grade levels:


Family Time: Active and Fun! (PDF | 517KB)

USDA. Food and Nutrition Service. SNAP-Ed.

Guided discussion session from the My Plate for My Family materials. Use with the supplemental handout, "Be Active Today" (PDF|530KB).


Exercising with Disabilities


National Center on Physical Activity and Disability program logo View Exercise Guidelines for People with Disabilities

National Center on Physical Activity and Disability.


Get General Exercise Guidelines for People with Disabilities

National Center on Physical Activity and Disability.


Adults



Walking....A Step in the Right Direction

DHHS. NIH. NIDDK. Weight-control Information Network.


MyPlate Icon Download MyPlate's Be Active Adults Tip Sheet (PDF | 840 KB )

USDA. Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion.

Part of the 10 Tips Nutrition Education Series.


Download Fitness Indulgence Brochure (PDF | 177 KB)

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension.

Aims to increase enthusiasm for physical activity by changing how you think about it.


Indoor Physical Activity


MyPlate Healthy Tips for Active Play for Children (PDF | 780 KB)

Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion.

Page 2 lists indoor and outdoor activities that you can do with your child.


Read "Five Fresh Forms of Indoor Fitness"

Brigham and Women's Hospital


MOVE!: Indoor Physical Activities: (PDF | 232.2 KB)

United States Department of Veteran Affairs.


Get an Indoor Physical Activity Tip Sheet

HHS. NIH. National Institute on Aging. Go4Life.


Download Tips for Staying Active in Cold Weather (PDF | 151.5 KB)

United States Department of Veteran Affairs.


Let's Move... Cold Weather Fun! (PDF | 490.3 KB)

USDA. Food and Nutrition Service.


Get Indoor Physical Activity Ideas for Kids (PDF | 111.2 KB)

Healthy Kids Club. Poudre Valley Health System.


Read Rainy Day Physical Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers (PDF | 849.5)

National Food Service Management Institute. University of Mississippi.