“Tips for Parents – Ideas to Help Children Maintain a Healthy Weight” This article, presented by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, discusses the risks associated with childhood obesity, both physical and psychosocial. It offer parents and guardians advice on how help their child form healthy eating habits and encourage them to exercise.
Fewersugarydrinks.org is a website dedicated to spreading the word about harm caused by sugar-filled drinks on our bodies and to encouraging people to reduce the presence of these drinks in their communities. It provides useful tools and support to individuals, families, and businesses looking to make a change.
Choose My Plate is part of the USDA governmental program to promote healthy lifestyle. The website offers information about serving sizes, weight management, physical activity, and even allows users to organize and record what they are eating through the SuperTracker to insure that all nutritional needs are meeting met.
Live Better America is a health-focused website created by the General Mills company. The site is full of nutritious recipes for every part of the meal as well as tips and tricks about eating healthier. It also includes articles and blog posts on improving physical and mental health, personal relationships, and fitness.
Fruits and Veggies More Matters is a site that promotes the importance of eating fruits and vegetables. The site provides articles and research about the health benefits of fresh produce, tools for planning more nutritious meals, recipes, tips for getting kids more involved with cooking and eating healthy, and community support.
LiveStrong’s My Plate is a website, as well as a cellphone app, that acts as a calorie tracker. The program calculates your ideal calorie intake based on information you provide and allows you to keep track of food intake, daily exercise, and current weight. The site also hosts helpful articles about creating a healthy lifestyle.
Fat Smack is a website focused on stressing the dangers of sugary drinks like pop or artificial juices. It informs its users of the negative consequences of these types of drinks, and delivers information about the beverage industry and advice on how to make healthier choices.
Food Fit Philly is part of a program through the Philadelphia Department of Public Health. The program is dedicated to reducing obesity and chronic diseases by making healthy food more easily available and promoting physical activity. The website offers many helpful tools including what to look for on nutrition labels, how to order healthy take-out food, and how to add exercise into a daily routine.
Rethink Your Drink is a program designed to inform people about benefits of choosing drinks like water or low-fat milk over many of the drinks available. The website provides information about the nutrition facts of popular beverages as well as interactive tools designed to increase awareness and support for the program’s message.