Outside Resources

Children and Teens

  • The BAM! (Body and Mind) program provides tweens with information on various health topics, nutrition, and physical activity. Children can use an interactive survey to help them identify activities that might fit their personalities, and find detailed descriptions, including the necessary gear and how to play so that children may try new things.
  • KidsHealth also has a website especially for kids in English and Spanish.
  • The Produce for Better Health Foundation has a fun interactive website designed just for kids! It includes recipes, games, activities and more!
  • The Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine at Children's Hospital Boston produces the Young Men's and Women's Health websites to provide carefully researched health information to teens. Each has a section on nutrition and fitness.
  • Nutrition Explorations, sponsored by the National Dairy Council, is an interactive site with activities, information, and cool recipes for kids.
  • ChooseMyPlate.gov has a page of activities and materials for kids ages 6 to 11. It includes The MyPyramid Blast Off Game as well as kids posters.
  • The Center for Science in the Public Interest produces Smart Mouth, a site created for older children to find out fun facts about food and the food industry. It includes a scale that allows people to see how many calories and fat are in various fast food meals.
  • The International Food Information Council (IFIC) Foundation developed ACTIVATE and the kidnetic website to encourage healthy habits with games and fun activities.
  • The Best Bones Forever campaign encourages pre-teen and teenage girls to be active and get enough calcium and vitamin D for strong bones.