Healthy Kids Resource Center

Healthy Kids Resource Center


Featured Publications

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Music & Dance

Preschoolers should engage in 60 minutes of structured play and 60 minutes of outdoor play. Finding structured activities that can be done indoors and in small spaces can be challenging. Music and dance may just be the optimal choice!

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Energy Balance & Childhood Obesity

Childhood obesity is a significant public health problem, affecting one in five children in the United States. At the crux of this issue is the inability to manage energy intake and energy expenditure.

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Using a Pedometer

Using a Pedometer

Physical activity is one of the most important things we can do to improve our health. However, finding time to incorporate an exercise regime into a daily schedule can often be a challenge. To gain some health benefits, simply increase your number of daily steps and make them more intentional and brisk!

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Music & Dance | Healthy Kids Physical Toolkit

Music and dance is fun, it doesn’t exclude children who are less skilled, it can be done at school or home, with friends or family and it promotes brain development and social interaction.

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Go, Slow, and Whoa Foods

We can help our children recognize which foods are better choices with GO, SLOW and WHOA.

Program Overview

The Healthy Kids Resource Center is a one-stop-shop for evidence-based research, resources, curricula, activities and materials that focus on obesity prevention for teachers and parents of young children. It is designed to educate parents and teachers as well as provide the tools needed to teach young children how to live a healthy lifestyle.

Toolboxes are provided on topics of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Body Image. Within these sections you will find educational fact sheets on relevant topics such as energy balance, cardiovascular health, eating healthy, reducing sedentary behavior, physical literacy and living healthy at any shape or size. Teachers and parents are provided with their own sections full of easy-to-use resources such as activities, games, lessons, videos, music and dances which are free to use at home or in the classroom. In conjunction with various community partners, you will find a calendar of upcoming community health events geared towards young children, legislation and best practices, statewide programming efforts and contact information for organizations invested in keeping our children healthy. We hope this is a valuable resource for promoting and creating opportunities to establish healthy eating and physical activity habits at an early age.

Who we are

The Healthy Kids Resource Center is part of Nevada’s Healthy Kids, Early Start Program funded by Clark County and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s SNAP-Ed program. The Healthy Kids Resource Center is developed and maintained by Extension, which employs faculty and staff who specialize in public health, exercise science, nutrition and early childhood and who collaborate closely with local, state and national partners in early childhood and health.


Meet the Healthy Kids team

Annie Lindsay
Program Leader & Contact