Health, Fitness, Nutrition, and Safety

 

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) provides information and policy statements on obesity, fitness, and nutrition along with many other child health topics.

The Ask the Mediatrician website provides information to parents and teachers about the media and children’s health.

*Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Head Lice Information offers information on prevention, control, and treatment of head lice. Entire site available in Spanish.

Fit Source, from the National Child Care Information Center, offers educators a variety of physical activity and nutrition resources, including links to activities, lesson plans, healthy recipes, information for families, and many other downloadable tools to help programs incorporate physical activity and nutrition.

*Head Start Body Start offers a variety of resources to help preschool educators promote children’s physical activity and healthy eating. The Head Start Body Start Toolbox includes radio programs, activity ideas (aligned with Head Start Outcomes), and a physical activity calendar in English and Spanish to share with parents. There are success stories, a monthly e-newsletter, and more.

The Let’s Move! site is part of First Lady Michelle Obama’s campaign to end childhood obesity and offers information on making healthy choices, creating healthier schools, promoting physical activity, and accessing affordable and healthy food.

MyPyramid for Preschoolers features the revised food guide pyramid and information on how to help preschoolers eat well, be active, and be healthy. Also offers sample meal patterns, meals and snacks, kitchen activities, and information on being a healthy role model.

Preschool Physical Education from PE Central offers the latest information about teaching preschool health and physical education, including homemade equipment ideas, lessons and activities, articles, resources, and videos.

Safe Kids USA is a nationwide network of organizations working to prevent unintentional childhood injury. The site offers a variety of information for families, educators, and others to promote child safety and prevent accidents and fatalities.

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission protects the public from unsafe products. The Recalls and Product Safety News link offers information on over 4,000 product recalls and recall alerts.

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