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Nutritional Online Resources For Kids

Smart Mouth is an interactive Web site sponsored by the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI). IT provides nutritional information and various activities for kids. 

Bam!, a Web site sponsored by the CDC, promotes strong bodies and minds in “tweens” and includes nutritional information. 

The Kidnetic Web site is geared to kids between nine and twelve years old. It promotes healthy eating and active living. This fun and interactive site is sponsored by the International Food Information Council, in partnership with the American Academy of Family Physicians, American Dietetic Association, and National Recreation and Parks Association. 

This link, by the National Institutes of Health, addresses weight management for teens and includes information on the food pyramid, serving sizes, and general nutrition. It also provides links to additional resources. 

Nutrition Cafe, is sponsored by the Pacific Science Center and Washington State Dairy Council, offers nutritional information through a variety of games for kids. Students can start playing and start learning by accessing the site.

Girls Health, sponsored by the Department of Health and Human Services, provides general health information to girls ages nine to thirteen. There is also a link for girls on nutrition, eating correctly, body image and eating disorders. 

Best Bones Forever!, is an interactive Web site for girls sponsored by the CDC. 

The Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Library provides a thorough list of resources on child and adolescent nutrition. This site offers links to nutritional information found on Web sites, in electronic publications, newsletters, databases and journal articles. If you want “one-stop shopping” for nutritional information, this is the place! 

Heart Power, sponsored by The American Heart Association, includes useful classroom information on cardiovascular health issues. Free nutritional information is available by clicking on “Lesson Ideas and Activities” and “Teacher Resources” from the main page. Activities are offered for Pre K – 8th grade (and in Spanish for Pre K - 1st grade). 

The Food and Nutrition Information Center, part of the USDA, offers Food and Nutrition Resources for Teachers. Teaching materials are available for loan and include food models, games, kids, videocassettes, and lesson plans. 

Fuel Up to Play 60, offers nutritional resources for educators, parents, and kids. Educators will find helpful curriculum resources and may sign-up for periodic updates through e-mail. 

Team Nutrition, sponsored by the United States Department of Agriculture, provides resources specifically for schools. 

The Produce for Better Health Foundation (PBH), a non-profit consumer education foundation whose mission is to be the catalyst for creating a healthier America through increased consumption of a variety of fruits and vegetables, has a health initiative, Fruits and Vegetables – More Matters™. This program builds on the momentum that 5 A Day created, taking it to the next level by encouraging families to eat more fruits and veggies at every eating occasion.  Take advantage of the free downloadable activity, coloring, and recipe pages.

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