Resources for living well
This website has ideas, instructions, and videos of fun activities and games for students in grades 4-8.
San Diego County Office of Education
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)
These teaching resources, including educational classroom games and school activities for preventing obesity, will help educators develop a preschool curriculum that builds a bridge between the school, home, and community and protects young children from developing risky behaviors.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
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 resource provides tools for behavior change and information on how to create new healthy habits as well as a network to connect and share with other concerned families.
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 weight management program educates overweight children and their parents about nutrition and physical activity through interactive sessions.
Children's Hospital Los Angeles
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.
This initiative, launched by First Lady Michelle Obama, aims to eliminate childhood obesity and create a healthy start for children by empowering parents and caregivers, increasing physical activity, providing healthy food in schools, and improving access to healthy, affordable food in every part of the country.
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.
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