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National Education Association: The Healthy Steps for Healthy Lives Family Guide

National Education Association: The Healthy Steps for Healthy Lives Family Guide
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Parent Resource Guide to the Presidential Youth Fitness Program
This guide is designed to help you understand the importance of fitness education and assessment and the things your child may be doing as a result of the school’s participation in the Presidential Youth Fitness Program.

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KidsHealth for Parents
KidsHealth is more than just the facts about health. As part of The Nemours Foundation's Center for Children's Health Media, KidsHealth also provides families with perspective, advice, and comfort about a wide range of physical, emotional, and behavioral issues that affect children and teens.

USDA Choose
The Ten Tips Nutrition Education Series provides consumers and professionals with high quality, easy-to-follow tips in a convenient, printable format. These are perfect for posting on a refrigerator.

Health & Wellness Parent Toolkit
Studies show children whose parents are involved in their education do better in school, and our hope is to provide you with useful tips and tools to support your growing child at all ages. The Parent Toolkit is a one-stop shop resource that was produced and developed with parents in mind. The Toolkit focuses on many aspects of your child’s development, because it is all connected.

Sesame Street’s Healthy Habits Workshop Series
The childhood obesity rate has tripled in the past 30 years. Presently, 1 in 3 children in the United States is overweight or obese. Sesame Street is committed to reversing this trend by connecting with preschoolers when they are forming their eating, exercise, and hygiene habits, and setting them on track for a lifetime of wellness.

Food and Nutrition Information Center: Family Resources
Help your kids rock nutrition in the kitchen with a video of young cooks following a chef and registered dietitian. Includes recipes and other resources for involving kids in the kitchen.

Parents & Teachers: Resources on Teens & Nutrition
A balanced diet is a very important aspect of healthy childhood development. Both parents and teens need to be aware of the effects of all different foods. However, everybody is different and has different nutritional requirements. Here you and your child can find information about food recommendations for every lifestyle.

Healthy Hearts Program Fitness Family Resources
Children’s Heart Center in Nevada’s Healthy Hearts Program is a comprehensive, family-based, pediatric weight management program for families with overweight children. The goal of the program is to promote healthy lifestyles for the entire family with an emphasis on modifying behaviors, improving eating habits, increasing physical activity and improving self-esteem.

Family Nurse Practitioner Programs: 100 Fantastic Family Health Resources
Whether you’re a healthcare professional looking for great resources to recommend patients, or a parent interested in leading your family in a healthy lifestyle, these websites offer a wealth of great information.

Nourish Interactive Family Nutrition Tips and Tools
Nourish Interactive is dedicated to supporting parents by providing them with useful information to help them improve their families health and educating children about the importance of nutrition and exercise.

Nourish Interactive Family Nutrition Tips and Tools
(en español)

Nourish Interactive Parent Tips and Tools to Promote Healthy Habits to Kids

Nourish Interactive Parent Tips and Tools to Promote Healthy Habits to Kids
(en español)

PBS Parents: Eat Smart

U.S. Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Health and Wellness Program: Resources for Parents Food & Nutrition Resources for Families

EatRight Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics Parents Information

American Heart Association: Making Healthy Choices

National PTA Health Resources for Families


Kimberly Baumgardner, M.Ed.
Educational Specialist Manager, Family Engagement
(210) 370-5431

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