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About Nutrition Activities

These lesson plans use fun physical activities to educate children about making healthy food choices. They were developed by New York Road Runners, in conjunction with Healthy Start, LLC and an expert panel of nutritionists and health educators.

Running Start's Nutrition Activities explore the importance of each meal, the value of eating a variety of foods, healthy and less healthy food options, and how to select foods that help our bodies stay strong. Each activity is designed to be done in 10-15 minutes to fit into busy schedules.


  • Age appropriate curricula sets with over 50 lessons each for elementary and middle schoolers
  • Individual lessons with clear, simple instructions and objectives
  • A list of all national U.S. education standards met by each each activity
  • Units on Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Snacks



Healthy eating and physical activity are the two most significant self-managed factors affecting people's health. We believe both should be addressed regularly in every child's education. A natural complement to NYRR's youth running programs and resources, these activities helps educators and parents with little time or expertise engage their children in fun activities that teach them to think about what they eat and make smart food choices.