As today's students face new health and wellness challenges, they and
their parents need the right information and proven resources to stay
healthy and active. To help out, our team of food and nutrition specialists
has put together a list of websites offering reliable nutrition, physical
activity, and wellness info. While there are thousands of sites out there,
here are a few to get you started.
On the homepage, parents and teachers can click on the "Youth Fitness" tab
to download physical fitness curricula, tips for how they can motivate
students to exercise more, info about appropriate and/or necessary
exercises, and publications/resources that promote a more active
Under the "Food and Nutrition" tab on the home page, parents have access
to a plethora of nutrition resources, including books, newsletters and
websites. They will also find Nutrition Fact sheets covering a wide
range of topics.
Within the "For Parents" section are tips to help parents help their
kids make healthy food choices and exercise more. The section also
provides Dietary Guidelines for Healthy Children.
This friendly health and wellness site for kids has a wide range of
games, tips, and easy-to-digest information about physical activity,
food and nutrition, disease, and safety.
This registration-required site contains interesting and relevant
nutrition articles, tips for lighter cooking, and thousands of
recipes organized by ingredient, course, occasion, cuisine, and
level of convenience. You can also find hundreds of kid-friendly
From the homepage select any campus to access a health and
wellness section with many useful links and a myth/reality FAQ.
This site is designed for parents with food allergic children.
In addition to useful information about common food allergens,
parents can sign up to receive alerts about foods that contain
food allergens not listed on labels, and receive guidance about
how to work with their kids' school and camp administrators.
This is an organization that promotes a healthier, more
contemplative lifestyle by promoting Mondays as a day to
evaluate you own state of wellness.
This site has completely separate sections for parents, kids,
and teens. The parents section contains articles that provide
guidance about how to keep kids healthy and active.
Meatless Monday is a national health campaign to help Americans
prevent heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and cancer - four of
the leading causes of death in America.
Dedicated entirely to the prevention and treatment of eating
disorders, this site is replete with information and resources
to help parents and friends protect their loved ones. There is
also a parent/family network section which provides guidance on
how to obtain help and find support networks.
(Ways to Enhance Children’s Activity and
Nutrition!) is a national program for parents and caregivers
interested in practical tools to help children ages 8-13
stay at a healthy weight. Tips and fun activities focus on
three critical behaviors: improved food choices, increased
physical activity, and reduced screen time.
This site is sponsored by the National Dairy Council and
provides separate sections for parents and kids. The area
dedicated to parents provides practical information and
tools for helping families balance good nutrition and a busy
lifestyle. Parents have access to meal-planning tips, ideas
for cooking with their kids, recipes, and nutrition info.
Easy-to-use tools for parents to assess their kids' diet
quality and physical activity status. Parents also have
access to nutrition and physical fitness information.
On this site, parents of vegetarian kids and teens can
learn about the health aspects of vegetarianism, the
special dietary needs of vegetarian kids and teens, and
how to prepare meals that will allow them to meet their
daily nutrition needs. There are also hundreds of
easy-to-make vegetarian recipes.