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This Summer, Eat Smart to Play Hard: A Parent’s Guide

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Resource type
Technical Assistance & Guidance
Resource Materials
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English | Spanish

This Summer, Eat Smart to Play Hard: A Parent’s Guide is a 6-page color brochure that schools and community groups can distribute to parents to increase awareness of the importance of healthy food choices and physical activity during the summer months. The guide encourages families to choose water instead of sugar-sweetened beverages, choose more fruits and vegetables, increase physical activity, and decrease screen time. The guide also contains a tasty summer-themed recipe and encourages families to engage in a healthy and fun “family challenge.” The guide is available in both English and Spanish.


All are welcome to download these materials and make copies. If you have difficulty opening any of these files in your Internet browser, please right-click on the link and "save link as."

Ordering: Print copies are only available in Spanish. Child nutrition program operators may request printed copies of this resource, while supplies last.