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March 16, 2010

Looking for more information about healthy kids & families? Check out these additional online resources to learn about healthy living, and get tips, recipes, and information the complements what you’ve found on our Healthy Kids & Families webpage.

FOOD AND NUTRITION INFORMATION

BODY MASS INDEX (BMI)

OBESITY AND OVERWEIGHT

EATING DISORDERS

FOOD SAFETY

PHYSICAL ACTIVITY

CHILD AND FAMILY PSYCHOLOGY

 



FOOD AND NUTRITION INFORMATION

Action for Healthy Kids is a partnership network of volunteers fighting childhood obesity and undernourishment through schools by improving nutrition and physical activity.

Alliance for a Healthier Generation is a collaborative effort between the American Heart Association and the William J. Clinton Foundation to reduce the nationwide prevalence of childhood obesity by 2015 and to empower kids nationwide to make healthy lifestyle choices.

American Academy of Family Physicians brings you healthy living information for the whole family.

American Academy of Pediatrics provides information for parents on raising healthy kids.

American Dietetic Association offers consumer-friendly nutrition information and links to help you find registered dietitians (RD's) in your hometown.

Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) provides useful information and links to all kinds of information about health and families.

Fruits & Veggies: More Matters™ This program encourages families to eat more fruits and veggies at every eating occasion. Here, you can find out what’s in season, how many cups of fruits and vegetables you need daily, shopping lists and tips, as well as hundreds of recipes.

Food and Drug Administration (FDA) serves to ensure the safety of common food ingredients and other products. The site provides links to useful nutrition information for consumers.

International Food Information Council Foundation Besides our Healthy Kids & Families website, check out more information about food safety and nutrition for all ages. Plus, read our Blog!

Let’s Move – America’s Move to Raise a Healthier Generation of Kids, Launched by the First Lady Michelle Obama, the Let’s Move program is a collaborative effort of many of the federal agencies involved with nutrition, along with several private partners. The goals of the Let’s Move program include helping parents make healthy family choices, providing healthier food in schools, helping children become more physically active, and increasing access to affordable and healthy food.

National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion is part of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and works to prevent chronic disease and promote healthy behaviors. Here you can find great information for the entire family about healthy weight, regular physical activity, and proper nutrition.

MyPyramid features information on the new food pyramid, offering personalized eating plans and interactive tools to help you eat healthfully! Look to MyPyramid for Kids and MyPyramid for Preschoolers for more information.

Nutrition.gov provides easy access to all online federal government information on nutrition. This “one-stop shopping” website collects most nutrition-related webpages and documents into one place.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has a goal to reverse the childhood obesity epidemic by 2015, and supports many programs and grants to improve access to affordable healthy foods and increase opportunities for physical activity in communities across the United States.

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion (CNPP) provides links to useful nutrition information, including MyPyramid for Adults, Kids, Preschoolers, and Moms, a MyPyramid Menu Planner, as well as information regarding the cost of food for children and families.

USDA and the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) jointly publish the Dietary Guidelines for Americans to provide easy to understand, science-based information on how Americans can choose diets that promote good health.


BODY MASS INDEX (BMI)


CDC offers calculators for and detailed information on Body Mass Index (BMI) for children, teens, and adults.


OBESITY AND OVERWEIGHT

CDC provides specific information on obesity and overweight.

Weight-control Information Network (WIN), part of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), National Institutes of Health (NIH), provides science-based information on obesity, weight control, and nutrition.

The Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation focuses on fighting obesity by balancing calories in with calories out.  The Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation promotes ways to help people achieve a healthy weight through energy balance–calories in and calories out. It focuses on three critical areas–connecting with consumers the marketplace, empowering employees in the workplace, and creating healthy habits in schools.


EATING DISORDERS

Academy for Eating Disorders is a professional organization that addresses the treatment and prevention of Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Binge Eating Disorder and related disorder.

The National Eating Disorders Association also provides information about eating disorders, in addition to help finding a professional in your neighborhood who can help.


FOOD SAFETY

Fight BAC!, a program by the Partnership for Food Safety Education, provides information for educators, the media, and consumers.

FoodSafety.gov is the gateway to federal food safety information. Find information about keeping food safe, food poisoning, and food recalls.

International Food Information Council Foundation Besides our Healthy Kids & Families website, check out more information about food safety and nutrition for all ages. Plus, read our Blog!


PHYSICAL ACTIVITY


America on the Move is an organization promoting healthy eating and active lifestyles, making small, specific changes. Visit the website or join their online community to get support and ideas from others seeking to eat healthy, feel better, get active, and manage weight.

American College of Sports Medicine encourages physical activity to improve health. ACSM is heavily involved with the National Physical Activity Plan, check it out.

National Recreation and Park Association promotes individual and community wellness to enhance the quality of life for all citizens.

NFL Play 60 tackles childhood obesity by getting kids active through in-school, after-school, and team-based programs – promoted by kids’ favorite NFL stars. Fuel Up to Play60 is a collaboration among the NFL, National Dairy Council, and USDA designed to empower students to take action for their health and make healthy decisions.

Playworks (formerly known as Sports4Kids) supports and creates youth sports and recreational opportunities to enhance the health and well-being of youth and communities.

President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports gets you up and out with physical fitness ideas. Take the President’s Challenge with your family today! Or, try the Adult Fitness Test here.


CHILD AND FAMILY PSYCHOLOGY

American Psychological Association provides a lot of helpful information on their "Consumer Help Center".


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