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Family Wellness Resources

Parents and students can find information from reliable sources to learn about health, wellness and nutrition. Click on the link for easy online access to both local and national resources.

Nutrition and Health Information Resources

Eat Smart, Be Fit Maryland
http://www.eatsmart.umd.edu
This website provides information for Maryland families on eating right and being active with a focus on local community events and resources.

Fruits and Vegetables
http://www.cdc.gov/nutrition/everyone/fruitsvegetables/index.html
This website provides information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on the health benefits of eating fruits and vegetables.

Fruits and Veggies More Matters
http://fruitsandveggiesmorematters.org
This website provides busy parents with recipes, serving ideas, shopping advice, and creative ideas for including more fruits and vegetables in the family eating plan.

Fuel Up to Play 60
http://www.nutritionexplorations.org/kids.php
The National Dairy Council provides information and a variety of interactive tools on nutrition, health and wellness for parents, children and teachers.

Maryland State Department of Education: Take 15 for the Health of It
http://www.marylandpublicschools.org/MSDE/programs/take15health
This website provides practical tools for parents to help children develop good eating habits, enjoy physical activity, and deal with sensitive issues such as body image and drug and alcohol use. It includes tip sheets and a yearly calendar of daily activities that parents can do with their children to teach habit habits.

My Plate
http://www.choosemyplate.gov
This website features the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) ChooseMyPlate, which provides information on how to create a personalized eating plan and balance food intake with physical activity, as well as interactive learning tools for adults and children.

Nutrition Information
http://www.nutrition.gov
This website includes links to a wealth of information from across federal government agencies on nutrition, food facts, healthy eating, physical activity, and food safety.

School Nutrition Association: Information for Parents
http://www.schoolnutrition.org/Content.aspx?id=574
Provides information and resources to assist parents on food wellness policies, healthy recipes, nutrition education, and school meal facts.

National Health and Nutrition Associations

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly The American Dietetic Association)
http://www.eatright.org

American Cancer Society
http://www.cancer.org

American Diabetes Association
http://www.diabetes.org

American Heart Association
http://americanheart.org/HEARTORG

International Food Information Council
http://www.ific.org

School Nutrition Association
http://www.schoolnutrition.org 

Food Allergy Information

The Food Allergy Network
http://www.foodallergy.org

Food and Nutrition Information Center
http://fnic.nal.usda.gov/diet-and-disease/allergies-and-food-sensitivities

Health Finder
http://www.healthfinder.gov/FindServices/SearchContext.aspx?topic=320&section=5&refine=1

U.S. Food and Drug Administration
http://www.fda.gov/Food/IngredientsPackagingLabeling/FoodAllergens/default.htm 

Vegetarian Nutrition Resources

http://vegetariannutrition.net
http://www.vrg.org/nutrition
http://www.youngveggie.org

These websites provide a variety of information and recipes on vegetarian nutrition and eating for adults and children.

Food Safety Information

Gateway to Government Food Safety Information
http://www.foodsafety.gov

Partnership for Food Safety Education
http://www.fightbac.org

Nutrition Fun for Kids

Dole Superkids
http://www.dole.com/Superkids
This website is a great resource for teachers looking for a fun way to teach children about the importance of eating fruits and vegetables. In addition to complete lesson plans, crossword puzzles, coloring pages and music/songs are also available.

Let’s Move
http://www.letsmove.gov/kids
This website provides a comprehensive overview of the First Lady’s initiative “Let’s Move,” which focuses on reducing childhood obesity by incorporating healthy eating, physical activity, and family and community support and involvement.

MyPlate Kids’ Place
http://www.choosemyplate.gov/kids/index.html
This website features interactive games, activity sheets, videos, songs, recipes and more for children.

SuperKids Nutrition™
http://www.superkidsnutrition.com/nutrition‐resources/kidsactivities
This website has a variety of interactive games and activities for children to play to learn about healthy eating and physical activity.

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