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Physical Activity/Fitness Resources for Children and Adolescents

Posted May 07 2009 8:28pm

Office of the Surgeon General, HHS

Read about the Healthy Youth for a Healthy America here. Take the Surgeon General’s pledge to help prevent and decrease childhood obesity. “Working together, we can ensure our children’s health—and their future.”

CDC Division of Adolescent and School Health (DASH), HHS

Find out how DASH promotes the health and well-being of children and adolescents, enabling them to become healthy and productive adults. “Each school day is an opportunity for the nation’s 56 million students to learn about health and practice the skills that promote healthy behaviors.”

CDC Dash Plan to Address Physical Activity, HHS

The goal of this plan is to “increase physical activity among young people by increasing the capacity of the nation’s schools to promote lifelong physical activity through coordinated school health programs.”

OWH Powerful Bones. Powerful Girls.™, HHS

Here girls can learn about why strong bones are important, plus how to stay active and healthy to get strong.

SmallStep Kids, HHS

Take a small step to find out cool stuff about food and what it can do for you!

NIH Ways to Enhance Children’s Activity and Nutrition (We Can!), HHS

“We Can! provides families and communities just like yours with helpful resources that you can start using today to help prevent childhood overweight.”

Eat Smart. Play Hard.™, USDA

Eat Smart. Play Hard.™ offers resources and tools to convey and reinforce healthy eating and lifestyle behaviors that are consistent with the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and the MyPyramid Food Guidance System.

And of course:

Children’s fitness and wellness community that engages kids and teens in online fitness videos and other healthy living tips and tools. Click on Fit Fozzie on the homepage to sign up for a free one-day trial and start moving!

Add your resources below. We’d love to see them and share them with our Trybers.

And remember … we encourage everyone to:

Go get active. Try something new. Be your best!


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