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Healthy Kids

President Barack Obama said,  “...we need to make sure our kids have the energy and the capacity to go toe to toe with any of their peers, anywhere in the world.  And we need to make sure that they’re all reaching their potential.”

There’s lots of information out there to help keep all our kids healthy. Here are some great sources of information to help parents and teachers promote healthy living and healthy kids.

Have your kids or student visit the Healthy Living pages for fun facts and activities to help them eat right and stay active.

Let’s Move! Parents 
How parents can take action to keep their kids healthy

Let’s Move! Schools 
Principals, teachers and parents can help make schools healthier places to learn.

USDA’s MyPlate.gov 
Learn about the new icon and website.

Getting Started with MyPlate 
MyPlate illustrates the five food groups using a familiar mealtime visual, a place setting.

Let’s eat for the health of it 
Dietary Guidelines 2010 Consumer Brochure

Dietary Guidelines 2010.  Selected Messages for Consumers 
Take action on the Dietary Guidelines by making changes in three areas: balancing calories, foods to reduce, and foods to increase.>

Team Nutrition  
Team Nutrition is an initiative of the USDA Food and Nutrition Service to support the Child Nutrition Programs through training and technical assistance for foodservice, nutrition education for children and their caregivers, and school and community support for healthy eating and physical activity.

Fruit and Veggies - More Matters  
Eat a Variety of Fruits and Vegetables Every Day

Farmers Market Search  
Find a farmers market near you.

Explore the World with Fruits and Vegetables  
The Explore the World with Fruits and Vegetables campaign provides fun ideas for nutrition and education professionals to encourage schoolchildren and their parents to eat more fruits and vegetables by exploring new tastes provided by cuisines from around the world.

The President’s Physical Activity Challenge  (President's Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition)
The President’s Challenge helps people of all ages and abilities increase their physical activity and improve their fitness through research-based information, easy-to-use tools, and friendly motivation.

President's Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition  (PCFSN)
Through its programs and partnerships, PCFSN acts as a catalyst to promote healthy lifestyles through fitness, sports and nutrition programs and initiatives that educate, empower and engage Americans of all ages, backgrounds and abilities.

Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans  
The Guidelines describe the types and amounts of physical activity that offer substantial health benefits to Americans.

How Much Physical Activity Do Children Need?  
Find out about the amount and kinds of physical activity that children and adolescents should be doing.

U.S. National Physical Activity Plan  
This comprehensive set of policies, programs, and initiatives aims to increase physical activity in all segments of the American population. The Plan is the product of a private-public sector collaborative. Hundreds of organizations are working together to change our communities in ways that will enable every American to be sufficiently physically active.

Healthfinder.gov: Your Source For Reliable Health Information  
Find health advice for you or someone you care about!

Help Your Child Stay at a Healthy Weight  
How to help your child stay at a healthy weight by balancing what your child eats with physical activity.

Fight BAC! Safe Food Handling  
Four steps to follow to to keep food safe from harmful bacteria.

Pandemic Flu
Things you can do every day to help limit the spread of germs and prevent infection!

Spot The Block Campaign: For Parents 
Help your kids get their food facts first.

BAM! Body and Mind; Teachers’ Corner 
BAM! Body and Mind is a resource for you to incorporate CDC health, safety, and science topics into your classroom.

Eat Smart. Play Hard.™ Healthy Lifestyle  
This site is specifically designed for parents and caregivers to provide information to help you eat better, be more physically active and be a role model for your kids.

Eat Smart. Play Hard.™ Activity Sheets, Bookmarks, Comics, & Stickers  
Keep kids healthy and moving with tips, puzzles, activities, and bookmarks that give them the tools to shine!

Making It Happen! School Nutrition Success Stories  
Success stories illustrate a wide variety of approaches that schools have taken to improve student nutrition.

Fish Kids  
Game and adventures to help kids identify healthy fish to eat
 

 

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