NUTRITION AND PHYSICAL
Health Risks, Treatments,
Focuses on Childhood obesity
and explains and shows many topics in the link category.
Includes Growth Charts featuring BMI
"Obesity in children and adolescents
is a serious issue with many health and social consequences
that often continue into adulthood."
Prevent weight gain by doing two things:
Assess your behavior and
Adopt healthy eating habits
The National Heart, Lung and
o Three different sections. Each section leads to the same
website on a different page, and the website has a BMI table
Physical Activity (good for
Behavior Change (good for
Healthy Eating Tip Sheet
(good for parents of the kids)
Carrying excess body weight can increase your risk of
developing or worsening an existing medical condition like
diabetes, heart disease, certain cancers, osteoarthritis and
"Healthy weight, overweight and obese individuals can all
benefit from using obesity prevention strategies."
This is a fact sheet that has charts and information
directly about and for kids.
Explains what overweight
and obesity are
Shows what diseases and
health risks overweight or obese children are prone to
Has three tables showing
the increase in obesity in different groups of children
"Today's youth are considered the most inactive generation in
history caused in part by reductions in school physical
education programs and unavailable or unsafe community
This website gives information to adults and older kids on
their heart rate.
How to calculate their
maximum heart rate
How to calculate their
target heart rate for moderate-intensity and
vigorous-intensity physical activity
How to take their heart
Search 'healthy bones'
Links, Games, and Quizzes
that involve learning about bones
o how to make bones strong
o what makes them strong
o What physical activity is good for your bones
o What bones are
This websites provides an accurate BMI chart, specifically
for ages 2-20. It also gives the formula for your BMI, and
has a table of contents of 19 pages for you to choose the
page your BMI is on by your weight and height.
A fact sheet filled with information and charts. Includes:
Benefits of physical
What communities can do to
encourage physical activity
Key messages to teens
This website provides 10 links on physical activity with
information ranging from physical activity terms to the
importance of physical activity to incorporating physical
activity in your regular life.
Why should I be active?
(shows what regular physical activity improves and
Can everyone benefit from
physical activity? (shows who can benefit from physical
activity and how they can)
"Daily participation in high school physical education classes
dropped from 42% in 1991 to 32% in 2001 (CDC, 2002)."
a. Search "health quizzes"
BAM! Body and Mind, CDC
(has healthy snack recipes, quizzes on you and your
health, physical activities, etc.)
KidsHealth, The Nemours
Foundation (link for parents, kids, teenagers, information
on a ton of stuff about keeping the body healthy, although
not all of it is about exercising and eating healthy)
National Bone Health
Campaign (links to information on calcium and strong
bones, for parents and kids)
- Search Healthy Recipes
a. Recipes for everyone that are nutritious and provide at
least one serving of fruits or vegetables
This website gives a chart of moderate and vigorous physical
diseases and health risks
appear or grow when someone doesn't exercise enough
costs of having a disease
that comes from inactivity
by doing regular physical
activity, the specific diseases and health risks of
inactivity are prevented or chances of suffering from it
BMI weight chart
2 maps of the United
States, one in 1991, the other 2000 showing how much
obesity has increased in adults in 9 years
Health risks that come with
Many charts showing
increase in obesity of different groups over the years
Information on nutrition with many links mostly for adults,
includes links on:
How and what to
choose for work meetings and home
Healthy eating tips
Obesity and overweight
problems among adults
"The benefits of exercise are
many, from producing physically fit bodies to providing an
outlet for fun and socialization."
Leads to websites that have
information regarding obesity prevention programs.
Partnership for a Healthy
CDC's State-based Nutrition
and Physical Activity Program to Prevent Chronic Diseases,
Sisters Together: Move
More, Eat Better
California's Project Lean
North Carolina's Eat Smart,
Move More Campaign
New York State Physical
Just for adults, on how many calories are burned during the
holidays doing regular holiday preparations.
Physical activity pyramid
10 tips on being more
active and healthier
This website has 6 kid-friendly hikes that are fun for everyone.
Each hike is unique and they range from easy to moderate. You can
see a small part of the beautiful scenery in the pictures
provided, and these hikes are sure to keep the kids going.
This website has a big variety of hikes fit for all ages that are
sorted according to where they are located. A description of each
hike is given including information on the approximate length of
hike, how difficult, and how long
Hikes range from easy to very strenuous.
Time, length, and difficulty are all provided. Most of the hikes
are kid-friendly, and enjoyable for the whole family.
Just a website about Half Dome and what to bring and everything
This website has a huge array of hikes. Each hike has a
description of the trail and all of the crucial information needed
in deciding whether or not to choose the hike.
This website has several hikes that are located in or nearby the
valley floor of Yosemite. Each one has interesting and necessary
facts that help you choose the hike you want to go on. Plus, a
detailed description of each trail is given.
Mirror Lake, Yosemite Valley, 4 miles Loop
A leisurely walk around a pretty meadow and lake, with beautiful
views of Half Dome and other granite cliffs.
Panorama-Mist, Yosemite Valley, 8.5 miles One way
From the stunning views at Glacier Point, descend through the High
Sierra past three majestic waterfalls to Yosemite Valley.
Mariposa Grove, Yosemite National Park, 7 miles Loop
Discover the majesty of the giant Sequoia trees in Yosemite's
Gaylor-Granite Lakes, Yosemite National Park, 6 miles Out and
Hike to high alpine lakes and meadows above Tioga Pass.
Sunrise-Cathedral Lakes, Yosemite National Park, 10.5 miles
A high country hike through alpine scenery of lakes and glaciated
This website has several hikes around the valley floor. A few of
them are half-day hikes and the rest are full-day hikes. A little
description is given on each hike, and on most of them, the
mileage, as well as the difficulty of the hike.
This website has many hikes and also lots of links to even more
hikes. You are sure to find a hike for you and your kids on this
website. The website also has the added bonus of a detailed
description of the trail and necessary information.