Nonprofit organization that addresses the epidemic of overweight, undernourished and sedentary youth by focusing on changes at school. Works to improve children's nutrition and increase physical activity, which will in turn improve their readiness to learn. AFHK specializes in the campaign for school wellness.
The Alliance for a Healthier Generation works to address one of the nation’s leading public health threats—childhood obesity. The goal of the Alliance is to reduce the prevalence of childhood obesity by 2015, and to empower kids nationwide to make healthy lifestyle choices. Founded in 2005 by the American Heart Association and William J. Clinton Foundation, the Alliance works to positively affect the places that can make a difference in a child’s health: homes, schools, doctor’s offices, and communities.
Background on childhood obesity, the risks associated with overweight and obesity and what you can do to help your family lead a healthy lifestyle.
Information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention about the Body Mass Index for children and teens.
Interactive web site on the new Food Guidance System that helps consumers understand and use the 2010 Dietary Guidelines.
Click here to access the 2015 2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans
Dietary Guidelines for Americans is published jointly every 5 years by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Department of Agriculture (USDA). The Guidelines provide authoritative advice for people two years and older about how good dietary habits can promote health and reduce risk for major chronic diseases. The web site contains additional online resources and tools.
Find meal planning and healthy shopping tips on this website from the Produce for Better Health. Also, view through a variety of kid-friendly fruit and vegetable recipes.
Fuel Up to Play 60 is a program sponsored by the National Dairy Council and the National Football League that helps you make your school an even better place. Put your ideas and plans into action to help everyone eat healthy and get active. Students can take fun challenges with their classmates along the way to have the chance to earn prizes; your school can even be recognized on their website for your efforts!
For ages 8-14. The "Learn" section of Kidnetic provides information on a variety of topics from body image to personal hygiene and includes a section just for parents. Kids can play Recipe Round-Up while discovering new games to really get them moving.
nrgBalance (short for “energy balance”) is a health promotion brand developed by the Center for Nutrition and Activity Promotion at Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital (formerly PANA). Launched in 2008, nrgBalance provides school and community health leaders with resource and programs to encourage youth and their families to eat healthy and be active. The Center promotes nrgBalance events throughout the year, such as Go for the Greens, Apple Crunch, and Move It Outside Day.
This website provides easy access to the best food and nutrition information from across the federal government. It serves as a gateway to reliable information on nutrition, healthy eating, physical activity, and food safety for consumers.
Information and resources to support food and nutrition programs in schools. This site includes downloadable parent fact sheets on topics such as wellness policies, school breakfast, and lunch programs, and healthy snacks.
The Pennsylvania Produce Buyers Guide is a family resource to the quality produce grown in PA.
For ages 9 and up. Smart Mouth features pop-up informational Snacktoids as well as video clips that require Windows Media Player. Build Your Own Menu is a popular activity kids enjoy. This is also a wonderful place for adults to seek reliable information.
We invite you to search the database of recipes submitted by nutrition and health professionals and organizations.
We Can! or "Ways to Enhance Children's Activity & Nutrition" is a national program from the National Institutes of Health designed for families and communities to help children achieve a healthy weight. The program focuses on improved food choices, increased physical activity and reduced screen time.