Web Links and Articles for Parents
- Active for Life: Active for Life is the place where parents go to learn about how to make a difference in the health and happiness of their children.
- ChooseMyPlate.gov: The USDA replaced the food pyramid with ChooseMyPlate. This site has a lot of good nutritional information.
- Commit2Ten: Join us, fitness experts, celebrities, and partners in a nationwide campaign to change how we move; commit to an additional 10 minutes of physical activity a day!
- Healthy Children: Here you will find information regarding the American Academy of Pediatrics many programs and activities, our policies and guidelines, our publications and other child health resources, as well as much, much more.
- Kids Health: KidsHealth is the #1 most-visited website for children's health and development.
- Let's Move: Let’s Move will give parents the support they need, provide healthier food in schools, help our kids to be more physically active, and make healthy, affordable food available in every part of our country.
- NFL Play 60: The NFL PLAY 60 campaign is designed to tackle childhood obesity by getting kids active through in-school, afterschool and team-based programs, online child-targeted outreach on NFLRUSH.com, and many partnerships with like-minded organizations.
- OutsidePlay: An online tool to help parents and caretakers gain the confidence to allow their kids to engage in more outdoor play.
- PACES Day: PACES Day teaches families an important message, which is why it has already received positive attention in the media. A family that exercises together, spends quality time together while leading a healthy lifestyle.
- Parent Toolkit: This toolkit will help you navigate your child’s journey from pre-kindergarten through high school. It is designed to help you track and support progress at each stage.
- Parents for Healthy Schools (CDC): A Guide for Getting Parents Involved from K–12.
- Partnership for Drug-Free Kids: A drug abuse prevention, intervention, treatment and recovery resource, existing to help parents and caregivers effectively address alcohol and drug abuse with their teens and young adults.
- Safe Routes: Safe Routes to School (SRTS) programs are sustained efforts by parents, schools, community leaders and local, state, and federal governments to improve the health and well-being of children by enabling and encouraging them to walk and bicycle to school.
- SAMHSA: Get KnowBullying, the free app from SAMHSA that can prevent bullying.
- StartSchoolLater.net: Resources for advocating later school start times that align with students' physiology.
- Summer Food Service Program: The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) ensures that low-income children continue to receive nutritious meals when school is not in session.
- Voice for Healthy Kids: Check out ways to begin your involvement, including accessing campaign toolkits and grant opportunities and joining our advocacy network.