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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 lifestyle.
 
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 recipes.
 
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.
 
We Can! (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.

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