Kids' Health and Nutrition Hotlist
Angela Dillon

Health Education: Health Care Perspectives for Teachers
University of San Diego Department of Continuing Education

A good site with interesting question that even kids can look up interesting answers to on their health. It has a section called my body where can kids can look up answers.

A good site with lots of information about nutrition and food for children of all ages.

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A site that has information about each state's kids and their issues. The following may also be found:

  • School Demographics: Numbers of students, ethnic breakdown of the students, number of school buildings, teachers, districts, and building and district staff.
  • Health Behaviors and Risks: If available for the state, this section will contain overweight/obesity rates, nutrition/dietary and physical activity behaviors and risks.
  • Oral Health Data: Because oral health data are not collected regularly across all states and the District of Columbia, national data are provided in both the National and State Profiles.
  • School Food Programs & Hunger: Percentages of food insecurity and participation levels in the school breakfast and lunch programs.
  • National 2000 Income Demographics: Per capita income and unemployment and poverty rates.
  • Legislation: Links and information about statutes pertaining to nutrition and fitness.
  • Policies: Information about policies on food and physical education/activity in the schools.
  • Standards and Assessment: National/state-specific standards and graduation requirements. This section also describes types of assessment projects with which states are currently involved.
  • State Priorities: In preparation for the Healthy Schools Summit (2002), the Council of Chief State School Officers administered a brief questionnaire that was sent to state representatives (i.e., coordinated school health directors/coordinators, physical education coordinators, nutrition coordinators, etc.) during the 2002 summer period. This section has their responses.
  • Resources: Contains all data sources and notes for information shared in profiles

A link to other useful sites about nutrition and also a link to a site about reading food labels.

Healthy Habits for Healthy Kids - a cyber guide for parents and kids about nutrition and health


These topics are available for families to use:
Kids in the Kitchen
Beyond the Breakfast Barrier
Your Body is a Wise Machine
Are You Overweight?
Who gets Eating Disorders?
Are you a Healthy Eater?
Problems with Food
Emotional Eating
What is Healthy Eating?
Do I have an Eating Disorder?
The Healthy Body Survey
Why do you eat?
Body Image
Taking a Look at Exercise
Getting Help?
Making Changes

A fun site with links for parents, educators and even foodservice workers all on kids eating.

A site that could be used in class with links to sites about food and exercise.

A site for kids, teens and parents with a variety of topics commented on such as: Health, fitness, food, drugs, alcohol, disease, infection, safety, sexual health, and mental health are covered here

A site for kids to analyze and see ways of resolving their own stress.

An interesting site with activities called Walk in my Shoes- for kids to learn about aging and what it feels like to walk in someone else's shoes.