After-school Materials from the National Institutes of Health

Posted by on April 27, 2009

New Partnership = Downloadable After-school Materials from the National Institutes of Health

Huge strides in the National Institutes of Health’s We Can! movement over the past year mean more resources for your after-school programming.  As you may know, We Can! offers science-based after- and in-school curricula to help teachers, parents, kids and others increase physical activity, improve nutrition and reduce screen time to improve health.

Exciting materials and resources that you can use include:

*    Free, downloadable We Can! materials about eating right, being active and pushing away the screen adapted by Scholastic Inc., in partnership with SUBWAY Restaurants, to be even more classroom-friendly-See the attached PDF for details.  A limited number of free copies of these materials are also available.  Contact [email protected] for more information.

*    Spanish-language materials and strategies to help Hispanic communities help their kids maintain a healthy weight.  Check them out today at

*    More than 1,000 registered We Can! community sites (in 12 countries) that can offer you tips on tailoring the curricula to meet your particular needs/goals

While you’ve got your Mouse clicking, make sure to enter Scholastic’s Make It Happen! Contest for a chance to win $5,000 in athletic equipment for your school.

Find out more at

To access other, kid-friendly, science-based resources; and a growing network of communities with firsthand knowledge; sign up to become a We Can! Community Site. For more information on We Can! visit us at

To sign up to become a community site visit

We Can! makes a difference!

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