Nutrition and Exercise Web Sites

 

Healthy Active Living for Families (HALF)

Healthy Active Living for Families (HALF) is a program of the American Academy  of Pediatrics (AAP). The goal of the project is to partner with parents to  encourage healthy habits right from the start. This web site is geared for  children birth through age 5 years.

http://www.healthychildren.org/English/healthy-living/growing-healthy/Pages/default.aspx


HealthyChildren.org – Nutrition HealthyChildren.org is the only parenting Web site backed by 60,000  pediatricians committed to the attainment of optimal physical, mental, and  social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young  adults. The specific nutritional choices you and your youngster make are  crucial. Good nutrition is essential to good health and the American Academy of  Pediatrics encourages parents to think of their nutritional decisions as health decisions.

http://www.healthychildren.org/English/healthy-living/nutrition/Pages/default.aspx


HealthyChildren.org – Fitness  There’s no scarcity of activities that you can make available to your child, and  all kids can find some form of exercise that they enjoy. If you can get your  child interested in an activity like this when he’s young, exercise and fitness  are more likely to become a habit that lasts for many decades.

http://www.healthychildren.org/English/healthy-living/fitness/Pages/default.aspx


HealthyChildren.org – ChopChop Magazine ChopChop, the fun cooking magazine for kids and families, entices 5-12 year olds  with headlines like, ‘Food Fight’, ‘Scrumptious Wordsearch’ and ‘Watermelon  Mush.’ But the underlying message is more serious – cooking and eating healthy  is an important, lifelong skill. A free copy of the magazine is available at Middleboro Pediatrics.

http://www.healthychildren.org/English/healthy-living/nutrition/chop-chop-magazine/Pages/default.aspx


Eating Healthy. Growing Strong.  The Alliance for a Healthier Generation and the American Academy of Pediatrics  have joined with the best-selling children’s book The Very Hungry Caterpillar by  Eric Carle to help families learn about healthy eating habits.

http://www.healthychildren.org/English/healthy-living/nutrition/the-very-hungry-caterpillar/Pages/default.aspx


5210 Let’s Go / 5210 stands for 5 or more fruits & vegetables, 2 hours or less of recreational  screen time, 1 hour or more of physical activity, and 0 sugary drinks. Included  on this page are resources for parents who are interested in increasing healthy  eating and physical activity in their families.

http://www.letsgo.org/in-your-community/resources-for-parents

 

Go, Slow, and Whoa Foods
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/magazine/issues/summer07/articles/summer07pg28.html
Use this chart as a guide to help you and your family make smart food choices. Foods are divided into three categories: Go foods – almost anytime foods, Slow foods -sometimes foods, and Whoa foods – once in a while foods.

Go, Slow, and Whoa for Kids
http://kidshealth.org/kid/stay_healthy/food/go_slow_whoa.html
Lots of kids want to know which foods to eat to be healthy or lose weight. Most kids don’t need to be on diets, but here’s something kids can do to eat healthier: Learn the difference between Go, Slow, and Whoa foods.

We Can!
http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/public/heart/obesity/wecan/
We Can! (Ways to Enhance Children’s Activity & Nutrition) is a national movement designed to give parents, caregivers, and entire communities a way to help children 8 to 13 years old stay at a healthy weight.

Choose My Plate
http://www.choosemyplate.gov/
Health and nutrition for children from the Center for Nutrition Policy and promotion, an organization of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Lets Move
http://www.letsmove.gov/
Let’s Move! is a comprehensive initiative, launched by the First Lady, dedicated to solving the problem of obesity within a generation, so that children born today will grow up healthier and able to pursue their dreams. Sure, this is an ambitious goal. But with your help, we can do it.