Parent Resources

Parents

ARKids First (link)
ARKids First health insurance provides two coverage options for more than 70,000 Arkansas children who otherwise might have gone without. ARKids A offers low-income families a comprehensive package of benefits. ARKids B provides coverage for families with higher incomes.

The Food Allergy Network (link)
Provides important information on allergies

Lactose Intolerance Facts (link) (National Dairy Council)
This link provides facts and information pertaining to lactose intolerance. It also provides information on ways to obtain the daily recommendation for dairy even if one is lactose intolerant.

Team Nutrition for Parents (link)
Team Nutrition is an initiative of the USDA Food and Nutrition Service to support the Child Nutrition Programs through training and technical assistance for foodservice, nutrition education for children and their caregivers, and school and community support for healthy eating and physical activity.

University of Massachusetts Manual for Managing Food Allergies at School (.pdf)
The guidelines are presented to assist school districts in developing and implementing policies and comprehensive protocols for the care of students with life-threatening allergic conditions

Ways to Enhance Children’s Activity and Nutrition (We Can!)
We Can! (Ways to Enhance Children's Activity & Nutrition) is a national movement designed to give parents, caregivers, and entire communities a way to help children 8 to 13 years old stay at a healthy weight.

Dealing with Special Dietary Needs

Facts About Eating Disorders

Food Allergies and Food Intolerance

Food Safety for Your Family