Websites, Books, Organizations
Eat Play Live…. Better Initiative. This Montclair-based community-wide partnership is geared to make healthy food and regular physical activity easier to access in schools, restaurants, and the community. The website contains resources for healthy eating and active living, including upcoming events, grant opportunities and websites.
Action for Healthy Kids. The only nonprofit organization formed specifically to address the epidemic of overweight, undernourished and sedentary youth by focusing on changes at school. Action for Healthy Kids works in all 50 states and the District of Columbia to improve children's nutrition and increase physical activity, which will in turn improve their readiness to learn.
Go Ask Alice. This website allows the visitor to ask questions about health and wellness issues. The visitor simply sends their question via the form on the site. It is answered by the team of folks from the Columbia University Health Question and Answer Service. Answers are provided and posted in a matter of days. Visitors can read all other questions and answers in their nicely present archive section. Topics represented in the archive section are sexuality, relationships, drugs and alcohol, fitness and nutrition, and emotional well- being. Please read the disclaimer on the page before sending in questions.
The Produce for Better Health Foundation has been on a mission for the last decade — to improve the nation’s health. Their goal is to educate Americans, promote produce, and increase consumption levels of fruits and vegetables. It’s all about color — and the power of colorful fruits and vegetables to promote good health and boost produce sales.
The website of the American Dietetic Association provides nutrition information for health as well as for management of medical problems. For individuals who would like to find a nutrition specialist, names of dietitians can be identified. It is best to contact 2-3 and speak with them to be sure that their approach to food and yours are compatible and that the fee is acceptable to you.
The Discovery Health Channel website. Topics include behavior, development, family matters, first aid, fitness, health, infants, infections and nutrition.
Website for kids by the Center for Science in the Public Interest. Uses games to teach middle-school-aged children (and their parents and teachers) how the food environment (advertising, portion sizes, school vending choices) influences their food choices and how to eat well. Kids can see how their favorite restaurant foods stack up; play “true or false” with a food industry spokesman and “bite back” by asking food companies and government officials to support healthy eating.
Nutrition for Kids is sponsored by 24 Carrot Press. Publishes news, articles, tips, recipes and more. Also sponsors a free Feeding Kids Newsletter along with lots of useful tips and quick updates when you visit the weekly carrot and scroll through the "carrots" archive.
KidsHealth has separate areas for kids, teens, and parents - each with its own design, age- appropriate content, and tone. There are literally thousands of in-depth features, articles, animations, games, and resources - all original and all developed by experts in the health of children and teens.
The Dairy Council of California produces plenty of educational materials to promote nutrition and health.
A site that specializes in health issues affecting physically active women and girls; supported by the non-profit Melpomene Institute for Women’s Health Research.
Let’s Move. Former First Lady Michelle Obama’s initiative to raise a healthier generation of kids, with resources for families, schools and communities
Alliance for a Healthier Generation. Tips and resources for parents and schools to make schools a healthier place, with a focus on nutrition and physical fitness.