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Power Play! Campaign Resources

The Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention Branch (NEOPB)–Power Play! Campaign develops and tests a variety of resources to help educate, motivate, and empower elementary school-aged children to eat fruits and vegetables and be physically active. The materials are research-based, educator-friendly, and appealing to children.

Qualifying community organizations in California can request free copies of the Power Play! Campaign’s educational and promotional materials through their Local Health Department. To purchase materials, please go to www.ChampionsForChangeMaterials.net.  For more information, please contact NEOPB at (916) 449-5400.

For Parents and Caregivers

Help Your Kids Power Up with Fruits and Vegetables and Be Active Tips For Parents (PDF, Eng) | (PDF, Spa)Opens a new browser window
This brochure is full of practical and fun ways for families to make healthy choices together.

How Much Do I Need? (PDF, Eng) | (PDF, Spa) Opens a new browser window
Show children how many cups of fruits and vegetables they should eat every day, based on their age, gender, and physical activity level.

School Resources

School Idea & Resource Kits (SIRK) for 4th and 5th grades

Now aligned with California Common Core Standards!
Each Kit includes 10 activities designed to encourage and motivate students to eat fruits and vegetables and be physically active every day. The activities align with California Common Core Standards for English-Language Arts, Mathematics, and Health.  They also align with the California Departement of Education's Nutrition Competencies for California's Children.

Fourth Grade - SIRK Teacher Guide

  • Complete 4th Grade SIRK Guide (PDF, Eng/Spa, 9MB)Opens a new browser window
  • Introduction, Table of Contents, Background (PDF)Opens a new browser window
  • Activities 1 through 5 (PDF, Eng/Spa, 2MB)Opens a new browser window
  • Activities 6 through 10 (PDF, Eng/Spa, 2MB)Opens a new browser window
  • Appendix (PDF, Eng/Spa, 3MB)Opens a new browser window
  • 4th Grade SIRK Student Workbook (PDF, English, 3MB)Opens a new browser window
  • Fifth Grade - SIRK Teacher Guide

  • Complete 5th Grade SIRK Guide (PDF, Eng/Spa,10MB)Opens a new browser window
  • Introduction, Table of Contents, Background (PDF)Opens a new browser window
  • Activities 1 through 5 (PDF, Eng/Spa, 3MB)Opens a new browser window
  • Activities 6 through 10 (PDF, Eng/Spa, 2MB)Opens a new browser window
  • Appendix (PDF, Eng/Spa, 3MB)Opens a new browser window
  • 5th Grade SIRK Student Workbook (PDF, English, 4MB)Opens a new browser window
  • Power Up for Learning - Physical Activity Supplement

    Now aligned with California Common core Standards!

    Power Up for Learning is a physical activity supplement to the School Idea & Resource Kits for fourth and fifth grade teachers. Together, the resources combine classroom lessons, large-space physical activities, and quick energizers to integrate physical activity into lessons about the importance of eating fruits and vegetables.
    The physical activities align with California’s Physical Education Model Content Standards for Fourth and Fifth Grades and support California Health Education Content Standards.

  • Entire Power Up for Learning Kit (PDF, 3.56MB)Opens a new browser window
  • Introduction (PDF)Opens a new browser window
  • Activities (PDF)Opens a new browser window
  • Energizers (PDF)Opens a new browser window
  • Appendix (PDF)Opens a new browser window
  • PowerPoint presentation to use during the exercise activities:

  • Let-us Conga! (PPT)Opens a new browser window
  • California Dreamin-Full version (PPT, 2.15MB)Opens a new browser window
  • California Dreamin-Short version (PPT, 1.71MB)Opens a new browser window
  • 12 Days of Fitness (PPT, 5.77MB)Opens a new browser window
  • For more physical activity resources for families and adults, please see the Physical Activity Integration Program.

    Out-of-School Settings

    Community Youth Organization (CYO) Idea & Resources Kit

    Now aligned with California Common Core Standards!
    Designed for use in out-of-school settings for elementary-aged children, such as afterschool, faith-based, weekend and summer programs, the CYO Kit includes educational activities and physically active games focused on fruits and vegetables and physical activity. The activities align with California content standards for English-Language Arts, Mathematics, and Health. They also align with the California Department of Education’s Nutrition Competencies for California’s Children. The handouts are available in both English and Spanish.

  • Entire CYO kit (PDF, Eng/Spa, 10MB)Opens a new browser window
  • Introduction (PDF)Opens a new browser window
  • Activities 1 through 10 (PDF, Eng/Spa, 3MB)Opens a new browser window
  • Activities 11 through 20 (PDF, Eng/Spa, 2.37MB)Opens a new browser window
  • Appendix (PDF, 3MB)Opens a new browser window
  • Power Up Your Summer! Challenge

    The Power Up Your Summer! Challenge was started in 2010 to empower kids to combat the “summer slump” that can happen in the summer months.

  • Studies suggest that kids between kindergarten and first grade may gain weight more than twice as fast in the summer as they do during the regular school year.
  • Without the structure provided during the typical school day, kids may fall into a pattern of snacking, watching TV, or playing video games. This, along with fewer family meals together, increases their obesity risk.
  • The Power Up your Summer! Challenge encourages kids and their families to get at least 60 minutes of active play every day and to make sure half of every plate is filled with fruits and vegetables.

    Ideas to Power Up Your Summer! include:

  • Find safe outdoor places for kids to play, such as parks, recreation centers, and pools.
  • Encourage active indoor play. Dancing and playing hide-and-seek can get kids moving.
  • Get the whole family involved by walking or biking together.
  • Limit TV and computer time to less than two hours per day.
  • Add summer fruits and vegetables to every meal.
  • Rethink your drink – drink water instead of sugary drinks.
  • For more information about the Power Up Your Summer! Challenge, please contact NEOPB at (916)449-5400.

    Individual PLAY! Tracker (PDF, 1.28MB)Opens a new browser window

    An individual log booklet for children to keep track of their physical activity time when participating in the Power Up Your Summer! Challenge. It can be used to record up to 10 weeks of physical activity minutes and is filled with reinforcing messages and tips.

    Try Something New booklet (PDF, 5.12MB) Opens a new browser window
    This booklet was originally created to support “TV Turnoff Week”, but can be used for other summer programming as well. It encourages goal setting and healthy and active alternatives to TV and other forms of screen time.

    Award of Excellence in Public Health Communications
    Gold Medal – Health Literacy category
    2010 National Public Health Information Coalition (NPHIC)

    Additional Resources

    Photovoice

    Snapshots and Stories: My Voice, My Community (PDF, 8.81MB) Opens a new browser window
    Aligned with California Common Core Standards.  A guide to championing elementary school-aged children as community advocates. Note: This is a low resolution PDF. This resource is available for order in the online order system.

    Cookbooks

    2013 Edition - Kids…Get Cookin’! Cookbook (PDF, Eng, 18.8MB)(PDF, Spa, 18.8MB) Opens a new browser windowNote: These are low resolution PDFs.
    This resource is available for order in the online order system.

    Award of Excellence in Public Health Communications
    Gold Medal – Print/Graphic Specialty Projects category
    2013 National Public Health Information Coalition (NPHIC)

    2009 Edition - Kids…Get Cookin’! Cookbook (PDF, Eng/Spa, 3.41MB)Opens a new browser window Note: This is a low resolution PDF.
    Available in PDF only.

    Interactive Activity Book

    Farm to Table Activity Booklet (PDF 22.62MB)Opens a new browser window
    The booklets are available in 5-1/2” x 5-1/2” size.  This interactive booklet is designed to engage elementary school-aged children with fruit and vegetable-related activities that support nutrition education concepts in the School Idea and Resource Kits and the Community Youth Organization Idea and Resource Kit.

    Go for H2O!

    Created in collaboration with the Rethink Your Drink Campaign, these posters and activity sheets encourage children to drink water.

  • Go for H2O! Poster (PDF, Eng, 2.18MB) | (PDF, Spa, 2.18MB)Opens a new browser window
  • Teacher and CYO Backgrounder (PDF, 1.35MB) Opens a new browser window
    Includes Rethink Your Drink activities related to the lessons in the School Idea and Resource Kit and the Community Youth Organization Idea and Resource Kit.
  • Go for H2O! Activity Sheet (PDF, Eng)(PDF, Spa)Opens a new browser window
  • Certificate of Appreciation (PDF)Opens a new browser window
  • Pledge Card (PDF, Eng/Spa)Opens a new browser window
  • Posters

    Power Your Plate! Poster (PDF, 12.62MB)Opens a new browser window
    Power Play! Campaign MyPlate poster that encourage healthy eating.

    Power Up with Fruits and Vegetables-Bite Poster (PDF, Eng, 1.52MB) | (PDF, Spa, 1.52MB)Opens a new browser window 

    Power Up with Fruits and Vegetables-Hand Poster (PDF, Eng, 1.23MB) | (PDF, Spa, 1.23MB)Opens in a new browser window

    Power Play: 60 minutes a day!-Sky Poster (PDF, Eng, 1.45MB)(PDF, Spa, 1.45MB)Opens in a new browser window

    Power Play: 60 minutes a day!-Kick Poster (PDF, Eng, 1.01MB) | (PDF, Eng, 1.01MB)Opens in a new browser window

     
     
    Last modified on: 9/29/2014 12:55 PM