and Fitness Hotlist
Education: Health Care Perspectives for Teachers
University of San Diego Department of Continuing Education
Dole 5 A Day.com is a fun, informative site for all ages. It is sponsored
by the Dole Company, and it emphasizes the importance of eating fruits
and vegetables. It has useful links for families and teachers as well
as fun interactive links for children. The site contains an easy to use
point and click format, has many colorful pictures and animation, and
many of the kid links contain catchy tunes, online games, and even an
interactive online coloring book.
US FDA and the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition site is an
excellent text-based source for information about food safety and nutrition.
Included off the homepage is a "Special Interest Areas" link
For Kids, Teens, & Educators that offers a wealth of information related
to proper eating habits and general health. The site titled For Kids,
Teens, & Educators is user friendly and interactive. Topics covered
include food safety, cooking safety, germs, and career fields related
to food and nutrition.
American Heart Association site is a must click site. It contains tasty,
healthy recipes, suggestions and guidelines for healthy eating, and details
on how to shed unwanted pounds in a safe and healthy manner.
Homeworkspot.com has informative links related to health and fitness for
all ages. Each link covers age appropriate material and topics, and provides
students with information related to healthy life decisions.
KidsHealth.org is an excellent site designed specifically for kids. The
homepage contains many links to such topics as, "dealing with feelings,"
"staying healthy," "my body," "growing up,"
and "kids' health problems" to name a few. The site also has
an excellent link related to "health problems of grown-ups,"
which provides easy, general information related to health problems a
kid's parents or grandparents may be experiencing. The site is extremely
user friendly and is also available is Spanish.
Lifeclinic.com is an informative site designed mainly for adults. The
site contains a wealth of information related to lifelong fitness and
healthy living. The link to "Nutrition and fitness" provides
a wealth of information related to general information, physical fitness,
and weigh loss management. Also included is a site devoted solely to senior
Adolescent and School Health site is a link off of the Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention site. The site contains useful information for
both teachers and parents, and it includes downloadable brochures for
families and educators designed to "Increase Physical Activity Among
Youth." The site also contains informative information on current
health issues that are affecting children and adolescents across the country.
Kidfitness.org is an excellent site dedicated to children of all ages.
Information ranges from nutrition to workouts, and monthly prizes are
awarded to children who send in the best story of their goal to get fit.
The site is extremely user friendly, and exercise activities are organized
into age appropriate brackets. Kids will especially enjoy the "FunFact"
link with information related to all sorts of healthy facts.
TeachNutrician.org provides teachers with a wealth of information on nutrition
and nutrition related lesson plans and activities. Also included is an
interactive "kid's corner" link.
Amateur-Sports.com is an excellent site for both parents and student athletes
who want to learn how to optimize their performance as athletes through
proper eating and exercising. The site contains excellent links to other
health and fitness related sites as well as downloadable guides and charts.