Nutrition and Fitness Hotlist
Tufts University provides a rating guide for nutrition websites according
to ten different categories. The ratings system is based according to
the accuracy of the information, depth of information, when the site was
last updated, and the user experience. There are 20 sites which are rated
under the category for educators.
to Government Food Safety Information
This U.S. Federal government site provides links to food safety information
issued by the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), FDA (Food
and Drug Administration), EPA (Environmental Protection Agency), and FSIS
(Food Safety and Inspection Service).
This neat site with nutrition calculators allow you to approximate your
Ideal Body Weight and Body Mass Index. It also allows you to calculate
how many calories you burn when doing a particular activity, in the categories
of Gym Activities; Sports & Training; Outdoor, Home & Daily Life
Activities; and Occupational Activities, based on how long you did the
activity and what your weight is.
for Health and Health Care in Schools
The Center for Health and Health Care in Schools site contains information
about childhood obesity, as well as health surveys, fact sheets about
various issues, and resources for both educators and parents.
Any questions you would have about fitness are answered on this FAQ site.
I found this site interesting and has questions that many high schoolers
would ask or would want to know the answer to.
More of a commercial site, it offers a variety of fitness training ideas
from "experts" in the field. The site also includes a body mass
indicator and calorie burn calculator. The site is more show than information
but provides articles that may help motivate kids to exercise.
Nutrition for Teenagers
Some teenagers are vegetarians. This site provides information for teenage
vegetarians as well as has offers for free pamphlets about vegetarianism.
Student athletes would be able to dig up vital information to their diets
as athletes as well as understand the energy demands that their bodies
make as athletes. This site also stresses the importance of nutrition
to sustaining athletes.
Clinic: Food and Nutrition Center
The Mayo Clinic Food and Nutrition Center online provides links to information
about health and nutrition. Ranging from good nutrition to strategies
for taking control of your diet, the links prove helpful and relevant.
Whether your students or children are from Grades Pre-K to 2nd, 3rd to
5th, or 6th to 12th, this site contains a wide range of information about
health issues. Sports and fitness information for all ages is on the site,
as well as expert advice on various child and adolescent issues, such
as dermatitis, scoliosis, asthma, etc.