Staying active and healthy is important for kids of all ages - and there are many resources to help. Below are some helpful links to help make healthy choices.
Healthy Alternatives To Fast Food
Fast food is everywhere. More often than not it's advertised directly to kids. Teaching kids that fast food isn't healthy is imperative. Teaching them what's right and what's wrong about fast food is important. Learn more.
Choose My Plate
Started in 2011 as part of First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move initiative, Choose My Plate provides practical information to individuals, health professionals, nutrition educators, and the food industry to help consumers build healthier diets with resources and tools for dietary assessment, nutrition education, and other user-friendly nutrition information. Learn more.
Play and Physical Activity
Staying Energized - K-5
The “Energizers” program was developed at East Carolina University. The program was developed to keep kids from kindergarten to 5th grade active while in school. The goal of the program is to promote healthy lifestyles and to instill that mindset at an early age. Learn more.
Part local inspiration for Philly Play, and part national mission, Let's Move! was started by First Lady Michelle Obama dedicated to solving the problem of obesity within a generation. Let's Move! focuses on giving parents helpful information and fostering environments that support healthy choices. Providing healthier foods in our schools. Ensuring that every family has access to healthy, affordable food. And, helping children become more physically active. Learn more.
We Can! is a new public outreach program that is designed to teach kids ages 8-13 about healthy lifestyles and eating right. For more info click here and here.
Other Resources and Links
New York Times Article About Obesity Starting Early
Eat Right Website