Resources for living well
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 evidence-based bilingual and culturally-sensitive diabetes and obesity prevention curricula aim to increase physical activity and the intake of fruits, vegetables, and dietary fiber and decrease the intake of sweets and fatty foods in K-8 students. Free, full-curriculum PDF samples are available for download. En español
Social & Health Research Center (SHRC)
This program is designed to help parents and caregivers of adolescents ages 9 to 13 improve family eating and activity habits. The program toolkit focuses on parents as role models and provides them with hands-on tools to make small, specific behavior changes to prevent obesity and help maintain a healthy weight. En español
Office on Women's Health (OWH)
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 campaign provides practical resources to help motivate children and their caregivers to eat healthy and be active.
U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Food & Nutrition Service (FNS)
This toolkit assists parents in helping their children make healthy food choices and start healthy habits to prevent diabetes. The materials use Sesame Street characters to teach lessons on nutrition and healthy activities. En español
This nutrition and activity guide for parents has colorful pages filled with tips for teaching children about the importance of proper diet and regular physical activity, and to form healthy habits early on. En español
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 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.
Let’s Go! is a nationally recognized childhood obesity prevention program that works to increase physical activity and healthy eating for children from birth to 18 through policy and environmental changes.
Barbara Bush Children's Hospital
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