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  • 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)

  • 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 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

    PBS

  • 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

    WellPoint Foundation

  • 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

    Kidnetic

  • KidTribe

    Cost Associated

    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.

    KidTribe

  • Marathon Kids

    Registration Required

    This school- and community-based fitness program teaches kids to live an active and healthy lifestyle by running or walking 26.2 miles over six months, eating healthy food daily, and even learning to grow fruits and veggies.  Available in select cities.

    Marathon Kids

  • This curriculum for an after-school health promotion program is designed to teach young people ages 11 to 13 about the complex media world around them and how it can affect their health—especially in the areas of nutrition and physical activity.

    National Institute of Child Health & Human Development (NICHD)

  • This website makes publicly available materials that were used in the HEALTHY intervention program, which was designed to moderate risk factors for type 2 diabetes in adolescents including nutrition, physical education, behavior, and communications and social marketing. En español

    The HEALTHY Study

  • This activity guide for after-school program leaders provides quick, simple things to do with kids to help them develop skills for making healthful physical activity and eating choices.

    U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food & Nutrition Service (FNS)