About NutriActive

Why Join?

Participants 2006

Research Updates
  • The National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE, 2004) recommends that elementary school children
    • Accumulate daily from one to several hours of age appropriate physical activity,
    • Participate in several bouts of physical activity lasting at least 15 minutes, and
    • Avoid extended periods (two or more hours) of inactivity.

  • Excessive television viewing is one contributor to decreased levels of physical activity among children. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that children have no more than 1-2 hours a day of screen time (i.e., TV, video, and computer).

Educational Links

  • 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans provide the current dietary and physical activity recommendations for adults.
  • Body and Mind is an interactive web site for children to learn about nutrition, physical activity and health.
  • MyPyramid is an interactive tool for children and adults to learn about healthy eating.
  • Cook It Quick provides quality nutrition information on a variety of topics.
  • We Can! is a national program designed as a one-stop resource for parents and caregivers interested in practical tools to help children 8-13 years old stay at a healthy weight.

Other Useful Resources