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Suggested Sites for Kids 

MyPlate:

www.myplate.gov 

USDA's food guidance with individualized recommendations for calories and numbers of servings from each food group based on age, height, weight, and activity level.

Dole 5 A Day:

www.dole5aday.com 

Learn about fruits and vegetables and have fun doing it. Includes a link just for children with games, activities, and songs.

Nutrition Explorations:

www.nutritionexplorations.org/kids

A fun-filled site geared to teach children about nutrition and eating healthy

Fruits & Veggies More Matters:

www.fruitsandveggiesmorematters.org

The Web site of the Produce for Better Health Foundation emphasizes the importance of fruit and vegetable consumption and offers kid-friendly recipes using more produce.

KidsHealth:

www.kidshealth.org

A kid-friendly site features body function health education and sections with food and fitness ideas, activities, recipes, and parent tips

BAM:

www.bam.gov

Interactive site for ages 9-13 with games and characters that teach fitness, nutrition, and staying healthy. Kids can create a fitness and activity calendar, find out facts on sports, and post stories about getting fit.

Kidnetic:

www.kidnetic.com 

Site geared to tweens that has active games, information on how the body works, and eating healthy

Verb:

www.verbnow.com 

Program from the Centers for Disease Control with many ideas for games and fun ways to help children become more active

Other Sites:

Canned Food Alliance:

www.mealtime.org

A site with easy recipes, tips, and ideas for working with children in the kitchen; emphasizes the nutritional benefits and convenience of using canned foods.

Supermarket Guru:

www.supermarketguru.com

Television & Radio News Reporter/ Newspaper Columnist/ Author/ Consumerologist/ Food Marketing Expert, Phil Lempert gives practical information about food trends.

WHYY Public Television:

www.whyy.org

Let’s Move:

www.letsmove.gov

First Lady Michelle Obama introduces the Let's Move! campaign to combat the epidemic of childhood obesity. Watch the video and learn how you can take action.

Yale Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity: 

www.yaleruddcenter.org

The Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity is a non-profit research and public policy organization devoted to improving the world’s diet, preventing obesity, and reducing weight stigma. The site provides information on reducing weight bias and bullying.