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Additional Resources

To learn more about the role of adults in children's healthy behavior:

Website Resources

CDC Positive Parenting

First 5 California

National Association for the Education of Young Children

Choose MyPlate-Preschool


The importance of adult role models for children's development:





Adults as role models of healthy dietary behaviors:







Division of Responsibility in Physical Activity:



Children's Books Promoting Physical Activityhttp://www.booksbyshalini.com/

Step It Up With My Pup! promotes physical activity from an early age in the form of a fun story for children. A bilingual English/Spanish rhyming story of brother and sister, walking rain or shine with their pets, encourages young children to be active, breathe fresh air, and create friendships just by stepping outside. The book includes activity pages, a sing-along jingle, and a special message from U.S. Surgeon General Vivek H. Murthy.

Lee the Bee Turn Off That TV! The unforgettable story of a little bee who learns that outdoor play is the best way to stay healthy and strong all day long!  Preschoolers, kindergarteners and grade schoolers alike will enjoy this rhyming story while learning the value of physical activity. This bilingual, English/Spanish children's book includes activity pages, tips for parents and a sing along jingle!