Resources for living well
This website gives kids ages 9 to 13 the information they need to make healthy lifestyle choices. The site focuses on topics that are important to them—such as stress and physical fitness—using kid-friendly lingo, games, quizzes, and other interactive features. The Teacher's Corner provides interactive, educational, and fun activities that are linked to national education standards for science and health.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
This program is designed to help parents and caregivers of adolescents ages 9 to 13 improve family eating and activity habits. The program toolkit focuses on parents as role models and provides them with hands-on tools to make small, specific behavior changes to prevent obesity and help maintain a healthy weight. En español
Office on Women's Health (OWH)
ChooseMyPlate.gov from the USDA illustrates the five food groups that are the building blocks for a healthy diet and provides tools for diet/calorie tracking and information on weight management, physical activity, and healthy eating. Some materials available in Spanish.
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
This campaign provides practical resources to help motivate children and their caregivers to eat healthy and be active.
U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Food & Nutrition Service (FNS)
This website for kids tells you cool stuff about how your body works, how eating right helps you play better and feel good, and how staying active is lots of fun! En español
This in-person program aims to fight the childhood obesity epidemic by fostering an environment where kids know it's hip to be healthy. Nutrition and physical activity is at the root of each program, helping to build healthy bodies and healthy hearts.
Let’s Go! is a nationally recognized childhood obesity prevention program that works to increase physical activity and healthy eating for children from birth to 18 through policy and environmental changes.
Barbara Bush Children's Hospital
This school- and community-based fitness program teaches kids to live an active and healthy lifestyle by running or walking 26.2 miles over six months, eating healthy food daily, and even learning to grow fruits and veggies. Available in select cities.
This curriculum for an after-school health promotion program is designed to teach young people ages 11 to 13 about the complex media world around them and how it can affect their health—especially in the areas of nutrition and physical activity.
National Institute of Child Health & Human Development (NICHD)
This toolkit helps educate parents and children on ways to change to a healthier lifestyle and diet through a 5-2-1-0 message. The Good Health Club campaign promotes healthy choices and behaviors in children through fun, effective, age-appropriate communications. Some materials are available in Spanish.
BlueCross and BlueShield Association