Being active is not the only way to fight childhood obesity. Nutrition plays a key role in busy lifestyles. It is important for kids to make smart and wholesome food choices so they grow up healthy and strong.
Here are some links for parents and kids with nutritional information, healthy snack and meal ideas, and interactive games to educate kids in fun ways.
"Weight Control: Nutrition For All"
Provides general nutrition information and gives specific advice for kids, adults and seniors.
"Exercise and Diet: Keeping Our Kids Healthy"
An informational website for parents to explore with their children and gather ideas for healthy living.
The Medifast Plan
Nutrition for Kids: Activities and Webquests
A fun website in nutritional information and fun games for kids.
Healthy Bodies For Kids
Helpful tips for staying healthy and useful links for kids.
Nutrition questions from parents answered with healthful tips.
Creative recipe ideas to make eathing healthy fun!
Healthy meal planning for families and nutrition activities for kids.
Kids can explore and learn about nutrition through animated pages, games, and fun characters.
MyPyramid offers personalized eating plans and interactive tools to help you plan/ assess your food choices
This is a kid-friendly site (with a section for parents too) that encourages eating more fruits and veggies every day.
The next time you get a craving for fast food, check the Calorie King site and find out what’s REALLY in that pizza or burger!
Cooking With Your Children
Lists short and long-term benefits of teaching your children to cook.
A website where kids teach kids to cook, using video demonstrations.