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Title:Community Youth Organization Idea & Resource Kit
Pub. date: October 2009
Edition: 5th
Includes: bound notebook
Audience: Parents, Children, Elementary School
Language: English, Handouts in English & Spanish
Description:Designed for use in out-of-school settings, this Kit includes educational activities and physically active games focused on fruits, vegetables and physical activity.
Funding Source: USDA SNAP, & California Department of Public Health, Network for a Healthy California
Details
Developer: Network for a Healthy California - Power Play! Campaign
Organization: California Department of Public Health
Phone: 1-888-328-3483
Length: 116 pages
Assessment instrument Used? no
Use Restrictions: May copy for educational purposes
Reviewers Comments: Kit features 20 activity ideas that focus on fruits, vegetables, and/or physical activity. Each activity contains the same information including time, materials, and actual activity instructions. Activities are designed to build upon one another, but can be taught as stand-alone activities. Many activities are accompanied by copy-ready handouts.

Activities take about 30 minutes, with prep time varying from 5 to 20 minutes. Appendix section includes additional puzzles and games for children, and other helpful resources.

The kit is designed for non-experts, therefore a background section with nutrition and physical activity information is provided as well as other resources in the Appendix. Educators should note that the background section and some recommendations within lessons are based on the 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, and MyPyramid. Intake recommendations in lessons can be checked against the current recommendations in the 2010 Dietary Guidelines and MyPlate.

This resource is designed for children age 5 to 11 years; however, many of the activities are better suited for older children, approximately 4th & 5th grade.

Other Power Play! resources include:

Availability
View/download files: 
PDF (10.1MB): http://www.cdph.ca.gov/programs/cpns/Documents/Network-FV-PP-CYOFullKit.pdf
Links to individual kit components:: http://www.cdph.ca.gov/programs/cpns/Pages/PowerPlayResources.aspx
Contact the Distributor:
    Distributor: Network for a Healthy California, California Department of Public Health
    Mail: P.O. Box 997377, MS7204
Sacramento, CA 95899-7377
    Phone: (916) 449-5400 or (916) 445-4181
    E-mail: neopbcustomercare@cdph.ca.gov
    Order URL:http://www.championsforchangematerials.net/
    Cost: 6.00 per book
    Avail. in Qty: No
    Bulkrate:Resource available for free download. Use distributor phone contact information for questions about ordering.
    ISBN:KIT-607

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