Resources

Resources

Please feel free to use these valuable resources when researching information regarding healthy lifestyles and how to improve your family’s fitness level and nutrition.

Inspira Health Network
http://www.inspirahealthnetwork.org/
Information on local community resources such as wellness services and chronic disease
management.
Inspira Health Networkv

ChooseMyPlate.gov
http://www.ChooseMyPlate.gov
MyPlate offers tips on healthy eating, shopping on a budget, eating plans, interactive tools to help you learn about food content and track your food choices.
ChooseMyPlate.gov

We Can!
http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/public/heart/obesity/wecan/
We Can! (Ways to Enhance Children's Activity & Nutrition) provides parents and caregivers with tools, fun activities, and more to help them encourage healthy eating, increased physical activity, and reduced time sitting in front of the screen (TV or computer) in their entire family.
We Can!

BAM! Body and Mind
www.bam.gov
Designed for kids 9-13 years old, BAM! Body and Mind gives them the information they need to make healthy lifestyle choices using games, quizzes, and interactive features. Also serves as an aid to teachers

YMCA
www.ymca.net/healthyfamilyhome/welcome.html
Use this site to help improve your home environment and jumpstart healthy habits that will lead to a healthier way of living. This site supports and encourages the whole family in making nurturing, wholesome choices throughout each day. Congratulations for taking the first step towards a healthier family home.

Get Moving Get Healthy
http://www.getmovinggethealthynj.rutgers.edu/
Get Moving Get Healthy website lists activities and tips for healthy
lifestyle changes.

Healthier US
www.healthierUS.gov
This website is part of a broad presidential agenda designed to help Americans, especially children, live longer, better, and healthier lives. The site provides credible, accurate information to help Americans choose healthier habits.

Kids Health
www.kidshealth.org
Provides families with accurate, up-to-date health information  with separate areas for kids, teens, and parents.

Kidnetic.com
www.kidnetic.com
This is a great resource for raising a healthy child and offers a special section just for parents. This website provides lots of ideas and tips to get the whole family involved in making healthier food choices, managing portion size, and getting active together.

fitnesspartnerslivestrong
www.fitnesspartnerslivestrong.com
This site allows you to fill in your weight and the time you spend doing an activity and will calculate the number of calories you burn.

Healthy Choices/Healthy Kids
www.state.nj.us/buildabetternj/healthy_families/
Healthy Choices, Healthy Kids is a state initiative that focuses on partnering with local schools, teachers and parents to ensure that the nutritional needs of New Jersey's children are met and to encourage physical activity. In addition to providing information on childhood obesity, one can calculate BMI's and take an interactive quiz to determine if their child is at risk. Spanish version of MyPyramid is also available on this site.

Learn to be Healthy
www.learntobehealthy.org
LearntobeHealthy.org provides interactive health science activities and teacher lesson plans for FREE that include: teacher-led activities, student games and web quests.

Nutrition Explorations
http://www.nutritionexplorations.org
Nutrition explorations is an interactive site for educators, school nutrition professionals, parents and kids with information and downloadable forms on healthy schools and healthy nutrition. Site includes a Nutrition Tracker, and many interactive games for children. Some downloadable forms available in Spanish. This site is sponsored by the National Dairy Council.

HealthCorps®

http://www.healthcorps.net/
HealthCorps® is a proactive health movement founded by Dr. Mehmet Oz, cardiac surgeon, best-selling author, and Health Expert on The Oprah Winfrey Show, to help stem the crisis of child obesity through school-based health education and mentoring, as well as community events and outreach to underserved populations. Modeled after the Peace Corps, the HealthCorps school-based program shows teens practical life skills through fun, interactive school seminars focused on the value and power of students' bodies and minds. HealthCorps "Coordinators", recent college graduates who have deferred medical school or graduate health program studies to participate in public service, empower teens to become educated consumers and health activists and encourage students to develop positive behavioral shifts that enhance self esteem and mental resilience.

Meals Matter
http://www.mealsmatter.org
Meals Matter promotes healthy food choices and strives to assist the family meal preparer in making healthy meal planning decisions that lead to better health. Registered dietitians write the nutrition articles and online tools on Meals Matter. Information is also available in Spanish. Also includes a personal fitness and nutrition planner and interactive quizzes.

Alliance for a Healthier Generation
http://www.healthiergeneration.org/
The Alliance for a Healthier Generation – a partnership between the American Heart Association and the William J. Clinton Foundation – works to combat one of the nation’s leading health threats, childhood obesity. The goal of the Alliance for a Healthier Generation is to reduce the nationwide prevalence of childhood obesity by 2015, and to empower kids nationwide to make healthy lifestyle choices. The Alliance works to positively affect the places that can make a difference to a child’s health: homes, schools, doctor’s offices and communities.

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