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We Can! (Ways to Enhance Children's Activity & Nutrition)
Let's Move! web site is an initiative launched by First Lady Michelle Obama to solve the epidemic of childhood obesity within a generation so that kids born today will grow up healthier and able to pursue their dreams.
The initiative has five goals:
- Creating a healthy start for children
- Empowering parents and caregivers
- Providing healthy food in schools
- Improving access to healthy, affordable foods
- Increasing physical activity
Developed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, ChooseMyPlate.gov web site includes recipes and tips for eating healthy on a budget, plus a special tool, SuperTracker, which allows visitors to make a personalized nutrition and physical activity plan and chart their progress.
BAM! Body and Mind
BAM! Body and Mind web site is an online destination for youth, created by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Designed for youth ages 9 to 13, BAM! gives them the information they need to make healthy lifestyle choices. The site focuses on topics that youth said are important to them, such as stress and physical fitness, and uses child-friendly lingo, games, quizzes, and other interactive features.
BAM! also serves as an aid to teachers, providing them with interactive, educational, and fun activities that are linked to the national education standards for science and health.
President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition
Nutrition.gov web site provides easy access to vetted information about food and nutrition from across the federal government. It serves as a gateway to reliable information on nutrition, healthy eating, physical activity, and food safety for consumers.
Read the Label Youth Outreach Campaign
FDA's Read the Label Youth Outreach Campaign is the next generation of the award-winning Spot the Block campaign. This hands-on initiative challenges kids (ages 9 to 13) to use the Nutrition Facts Label to make healthy food choices. With engaging content, parent information, and grassroots outreach, kids and families across the United States can Read the Label today—and every day!
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