National Organizations that Focus on Wellness

USDA's Team Nutrition is an initiative to support the Child Nutrition Programs through training and technical assistance for food service, nutrition education for children and their caregivers, and school and community support for healthy eating and physical activity.

Let's Move! is a comprehensive initiative launched by First Lady Michelle Obama. It is dedicated to solving the problem of obesity with a generation, so that children born today will grow up healthier and able to pursue their dreams.

Action for Healthy Kids fights childhood obesity, undernourishment and physical inactivity by helping schools become healthier places so kids can live healthier lives by engaging diverse organizations, leaders and volunteers.

Fuel Up to Play 60 is a program founded by the National Dairy Council and NFL, in collaboration with USDA, that empowers students to take charge in making small, everyday changes at school.

The School Nutrition Association is a national, nonprofit organization working to ensure all children have access to healthful school meals and nutrition education. The website includes a resource center for up-to-date school nutrition research, marketing tools, best practices information on running a food service program, nutrition education information, meal preparation resources, and staff appreciation ideas. Current legislative action is also available on the website.

Food Research and Action Center has produced a School Wellness Policy and Practice: Meeting the Needs of Low-Income Students guide that provides sample policies, model programs and key research information that are important tools to address the nutrition concerns of low-income children and communities in the development of school wellness policies.

SHAPE America's mission is to advance professional practice and promote research related to health and physical education, physical activity, dance, and sport.