A BIG list of resources to be active together!

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Triangle believes that every child deserves to be a healthy child. The mentoring environment is an ideal place for mentors and mentees to learn about making healthy choices. You, as a mentor, are in a unique position to address these important issues with your mentee in a safe, nonjudgmental, and casual way.  We firmly believe that by integrating a focus on health into the mentor relationship we can begin to shape healthy active lifestyles for the children we serve throughout the Triangle.   Check out our agency wide Healthy Living policies: Healthy Foods Policy & Physical Activity Policy

The BIG Resource page is a great place to get started if you don’t know where to go or what to do in the Triangle to be active with your Little.  You will find links to materials, places and much much more to get you out and moving!  Visit this page often with your Little and see what great things you can find together.  The Triangle has SO much to offer, so have fun, go explore and feel free to let us know if you find some great places or spaces you want us to share with other Bigs and Littles.

Place to Play & Be Active

Get Going NC : Places to be active all across North Carolina!

This site includes opportunities to explore the great outdoors of our State through hiking, climbing, biking, paddling and more!

Wake County:

City of Raleigh: Parks & Facilities

Capital Area Greenway Trail System

Wake County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces

William B. Umstead State Park

Durham County:

City of Durham: Parks & Facilities

American Tobacco Trail

Eno River State Park

Orange County:

Orange County: Parks & Facilities (also contains links to other Parks & Rec Departments in Orange County)

Nutrition Information & More

My Plate:  The USDA’s site has SO many great resources and information on nutrition and physical activity.  Also includes things like a super tracker, healthy eating on a budget and a tip of the day!

Healthy Dining Finder: Kids LiveWell:  Are you having a hard time figuring out what choices are the healthy choices when going out to eat?  This site makes it easy, just put in your zip code and find what choices are the healthier choices at local restaurants and chains.

Eat Smart Move More North Carolina: Your source for tips and information to help you eat smart and move more everyday!

Making the Healthy Choice at McDonalds!  To see what the popular and kid favorite fast food chain is doing to help you and your family make healthier choices,  Click HERE!

Eat Smart North Carolina: Healthy Celebrations & Events: Poviding better snacks and meals for children, youth and their families.  Click here to access this very easy guide!

If you have any great resources you’d like to share, feel free to contact your Match Support Specialist.  They also will provide you with a community wide calendar of events and activities happening all over the Triangle.  Thank you for helping make a difference!