Summer Meal Sites

There are over 1,000 free summer food programs sites throughout North Texas at locations such as schools, parks, faith organizations, apartment communities, and more. Sites are sponsored by organizations like school districts, area nonprofits, churches and faith-based organizations and other community organizations. All children 17 years and younger are welcome, and there are no qualification requirements to participate. To find a site near you text FOODTX to 877-877 or visit summermeals.org.

Kid’s Activity Book

Download a fun activity book to help teach kids to Power Up with 60 minutes of physical activity a day! The book contains puzzles, coloring pages and fun games to play with their family and friends to help them stay active. Download Activity Book PDF

Summer Meals Sponsor Resources

Resource Guide for Summer Meals Sponsors

Download the Power Up Resource Guide for summer food service program sponsors and sites to help engage more kids in summer meal programs and physical activity. It includes a best-practices resource guide for food site operators to help promote efficiency and awareness of the program. Download Resource Guide PDF

Activity Calendar for Summer Meals Sponsors

Download the Power Up Activity Calendar for summer food service program sponsors and sites. This calendar will help you plan and rotate fun physical activities all summer to keep kids moving and engaged. Download Activity Calendar PDF

Healthy Tips from Troy Aikman

We hope you’re having a stellar time with Ready, Set, Blast! Here are a few out-of-this-world tips from Hall of Fame football player Troy Aikman about how you can stay active and healthy all year long.

 

Other Helpful Websites

Food For Good

Food for Good’s summer meal program partners with community organizations and government agencies to provide free, nutritious meals and fun, physical activities to low-income children when school is out of session. Find a location near you using the interactive map.

The Quest to Lava Mountain Game

The Cooper Institute is fighting childhood obesity with The Quest to Lava Mountain, an educational game targeted at grade school children. The game is an exploration-based adventure with avatar customization that teaches children proper nutritional habits. It is part of the NutriGram program, an interactive educational initiative funded by the Texas Department of Agriculture.

Daily Challenge

Texas Health Resources, in collaboration with MeYou Health, is offering all North Texans free access to Daily Challenge. Advance your personal well-being by doing simple daily challenges and sharing the experience with family and friends!

Today I Will

Developed by The Cooper Institute through a grant by the Cancer Prevention and Research Institue of Texas, Today I Will aims to provide professional and public communities with evidence-based education and tools for lifelong weight management and, ultimately, chronic disease prevention.