Community Resources

Each community can help children learn healthy habits that will last a lifetime. Building a community environment that provides opportunities to develop fit lifestyles is essential for children and their families. Schools are a focal point of every community. A partnership between the schools and the community can foster educational experiences for all members. Some examples of activities that build partnerships between schools and communities are community gardens or farmer’s markets. These projects produce locally grown food items such as fresh vegetables, herbs and spices that can be used in school meals or sold as fund raisers. Taste-testing of these new food items can be a learning experience for students in the classroom or cafeteria as well as for members of the community. This toolkit will offer many resources to make a community grow and be well nourished.