This Web site has information about healthy weight, nutrition, and physical activity for people of all ages.
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
120 South Riverside Plaza
Chicago, IL 60606-6995
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics sets standards for all types of prescribed diets. The
organization produces a variety of consumer information, including videos. This group will help you find a registered dietitian in your area who
provides nutrition counseling.
American Academy of Pediatrics
141 Northwest Point Boulevard
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007-1098
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) offers a
variety of educational materials about parenting,
general growth and development, immunizations, safety, disease prevention, and more. AAP guidelines for various conditions and links to other
organizations are also available.
KidsHealth for Parents, Children, and
Nemours Home Office
10140 Centurion Parkway
Jacksonville, FL 32256
This website is sponsored by the Nemours Foundation. It
has a wide range of information about children's health—from allergies and
diseases to normal growth and development (birth to adolescence). This website
offers separate areas for kids, teens, and parents, each providing
age-appropriate information that the child or parent can understand. You can
sign up to get weekly emails about your area of interest.
National Agricultural Library:
10301 Baltimore Avenue
Beltsville, MD 20705
This Web site has information on nutrition, healthy
eating, exercise, and food safety. You can use an e-mail form to ask a
We Can! (Ways to Enhance Children's Activity
We Can or "Ways to Enhance Children's Activity
& Nutrition" is a national program designed for families and communities to
help children achieve a healthy weight. The program focuses on three important
behaviors: improved food choices, increased physical activity, and reduced
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July 31, 2013
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