The next time your kids sit down at the computer, why not take the time to show them a few fun, and educational, web sites? These sites will help kids learn about good nutrition practices and the benefits of being physically active everyday and they'll have fun while they're at it! Here are a few of our favorites:
Found on USDA's Team Nutrition website, My Pyramid Blast Off is an interactive computer game that reinforces the key concepts of MyPyramid for Kids. Students can reach Planet Power by fueling their rocket with food and physical activity. "Fuel" tanks for each food group help students keep track of how their choices fit into MyPyramid.
EAT SMART, PLAY HARD FOR KIDS is a fun new web page, from the USDA Food and Nutrition Service, that connects kids to healthy eating and physical activity within their community.
FoodChamps.org is a part of the new Fruits & Veggies-More Matters health initiative. The web site contains games and activities to get you excited about fruits and vegetables and help you start eating more! Lots of coloring and activity sheets and fun games!
Dole Super Kids is one of the most interactive sites that we've found. This site features nutrition facts & fun, kid's recipes, even music and games and a fruit and veggie encyclopia.
National Gardening Association's website Gardening With Kids is "helping young minds grow". There are tips, activities, and lots of information to hold your childs' (and your!) interest.
Smart Mouth is a great site for kids. There's lots of fun games and facts for kids of all ages to experience. The adults can have some fun and learn a few things as well.
Check out the Dairy Council of California's new website. It features a kid's cooking corner, and a nice selection of games and activities. There are also activities and fun information for teens and adults.
The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development created this site for kids and teens. There's plenty of games, puzzles, activities, coloring books, and fun for everyone!
USDA's Farm Service Agency web site for kids. Filled with games, recipes, activities, puzzles, coloring pages and more. Fun for all ages.
This site's Fit4Life section includes fit tips, a personalized fitness and activity calendar, snacking and lunchpacking ideas, activity cards, and a quiz. Lots of great and fun ideas and activities from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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