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Publications & websites

  1. Best Bones Forever! – This website offers information for young women on the importance of eating calcium-rich foods. It also contains information on weight-bearing activities and ways to prevent osteoporosis (a bone disease).
  2. BAM! Food & Nutrition – Click on this link for interactive games, advice on packing a healthy lunch, and recipes for nutritious and tasty snacks.
  3. ChooseMyPlate.gov – This website has tons of information about nutrition, including tips for snacks, ways to figure out how much you should eat, a personal food tracker, and more. There's even a special section for kids with games and more, called the MyPlate Kids' Place.
  4. pdf icon. 10 Tips for Teen Girls (PDF, 431KB) – These tips from ChooseMyPlate.gov for teenage girls include ways to cut back on sweets and how to power up with whole grains.
  5. Milk Matters for Kids! – Do you think that calcium isn't important for you?  Think again! You need calcium now more than any other time in your life.  The games and activities on this page will help you to learn more about calcium and why it's important for strong bones and healthy teeth. You'll also find out how much calcium you need every day and what foods you can eat to get calcium.
  6. pdf icon. My Bright Future: Physical Activity and Healthy Eating for Young Women (PDF, 300KB) – This booklet will help you learn about healthy eating and physical activity. With the help of your doctor, it will also show you what areas might need some improvement and how to set and reach your goals.
  7. Nutrition.gov – This website links to federal organizations that have information on nutrition, healthy eating, physical activity, and food safety.
  8. Nutrition Facts Label – The Food and Drug Administration has tips, games, and more on reading the Nutrition Facts label.
  9. Take Charge of Your Health: A Teenagers Guide to Better Health – This guide, especially for teens, gives tips on how to eat healthy and stay physically active.
  10. Figuring Out Fat and Calories – Check this article out to learn all about fast food, including tips that can help you select healthier choices when eating out.
  11. Smart Snacking – This is a helpful article on nutrition from kidshealth.org.
  12. Your Secrets to Healthy Snacking – This is a helpful article on nutrition from kidshealth.org.
  13. I Think My Friend May Have an Eating Disorder – Get advice on how you can get help for a friend.
  14. Fast Food Facts (© CYWH) – Check this article out to learn all about fast food, including tips that can help you select healthier choices when eating out.
  15. Nutrition and Fitness Center (© Kids Health) – Got a question about your nutrition? It's probably answered here by one of the experts at Kids Health. Browse through the list of articles to find the information you are looking for.
  16. Healthy Eating for Teens (© CYWH) – This publication contains information on how to eat healthy as a teen. It includes tips on getting enough food, preparing healthy foods, and paying attention to how much you eat and how nutritious your food choices are.
  17. Kidnetic – Kidnetic.com is a website that communicates healthy eating and active living information in meaningful and useful ways to kids aged 9-12 and their families. Kidnetic.com is intended to encourage kids and their families to begin the process of behavior change toward healthy lifestyles.
  18. Nutrition Cafe (© Pacific Science Center) – Take on the role of Inspector Snarfengood and investigate the missing nutrient in each victims' diet. The Nutrition Café has this and other fun games and quizzes about nutrition.
  19. Nutrition Explorations (© National Dairy Council) – Want to play Breakfast Detective? This website has this and other games and activities that are not only fun but help you learn about nutrition.
  20. Smart-Mouth.org – This website gives tips and recipes for healthy eating. It also has a nutrition calculator so you can learn how many calories are in your favorite foods.
  21. Sports and Nutrition: Fueling Your Performance (© CYWH) – Read this article to learn about the importance of staying well hydrated, eating a variety of foods, and remembering to eat before and after exercise.
  22. Healthyfridge.org – When you're home and your stomach starts growling, where's the first place you go? The fridge, of course! But before you grab some ice cream or chocolate cake, try your hand at the "Healthy Fridge" Quiz to learn about some "better-for-you" food choices.
  23. Fruits and Veggies More Matters – The Fruit and Veggies More Matters Health Initiative suggests simple ways to add more fruits and veggies to every eating occasion.
  24. Vegetarianism in Teens (Copyright © Palo Alto Medical Foundation) – This article explains why some teens decide to become vegetarians and how to make sure that if you are vegetarian you are getting the nutrition you need to stay healthy.
  25. New Moon icon. The Don't-Try-It Diet
  26. New Moon icon. Brain Food: What you need to know to eat smart
  27. New Moon icon. Chew On This
  28. New Moon icon. Cooking Up an (International) Storm
  29. New Moon icon. A Different Kind of Chocolate Lab

Organizations

  1. Center for Young Women's Health
  2. Kids Health
  3. The Vegetarian Resource Group - Vegetarian Kids & Teens

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Content last reviewed November 05, 2013
Page last updated July 14, 2014

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women's Health.

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