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Links to more information on girls' nutrition

Websites and publications

  1. Best Bones Forever!  — The Best Bones Forever! campaign encourages girls to get active and eat more foods with calcium and vitamin D. Why is this important? Because getting lots of physical activity and snacking on foods with calcium and vitamin D are best for bones!
  2. BodyWorks — This program from the Office on Women's Health teaches parents and caregivers how to help teens achieve a healthy weight.
  3. About BMI for Children and Teens — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) explains the Body Mass Index, which is a standard tool for measuring fat. Its website provides helpful information on what BMI numbers mean and how they are used for teens.
  4. ChooseMyPlate.gov — This interactive site is based on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. It offers consumer-friendly and personalized information on how to make smart food and beverage choices within each food group — the building blocks of a healthful diet.
  5. Dietary Guidelines for Americans — The U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services provide science-based advice about healthy food choices. Updated every five years, the Dietary Guidelines serve as the bases for federal food and nutrition policy and programs.
  6. Girlshealth.gov: Nutrition — This section of girlshealth.gov is designed to help girls age 10 to 16 learn about nutrients, eat a balanced diet, and make healthy food choices. Topics include how to read food labels, vegetarianism, lactose intolerance, and bone health.
  7. Nutrition.gov — The U.S. Department of Agriculture provides easy, online access to government information on food and nutrition.
  8. Nutrition Facts Label — The Food and Drug Administration offers tools to help you teach your child how to read Nutrition Facts label and how to choose healthier foods.
  9. Let's Move! — This nationwide initiative has a website that offers tips on how to encourage children to be healthier and more active.
  10. How to Make a Healthy Home (© American Heart Association) — Information includes healthy foods under $1, making better fast-food choices, and tips for dealing with a picky eater.
  11. Parent Information — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) compiles information on various parenting topics, including child safety, staying healthy, and developmental milestones. Read their information on nutrition.
  12. Weight-control Information Network — This website helps you take an active role in helping your child learn healthy eating and physical activity habits.
  13. We Can! — This educational program from the National Institutes of Health provides science-based tips, tools, and strategies for parents to help their children maintain a healthy weight.
  14. The Gluten-free Diet: A Guide for Parents (© Center for Young Women's Health)   This guide explains the restrictions of a gluten-free diet, how to identify gluten-free foods, and how to adapt to a gluten-free lifestyle.

Helpful articles from kidshealth.org

  1. Caffeine and Your Child 
  2. Calcium and Your Child 
  3. Carbohydrates, Sugar, and Your Child 
  4. Feeding Your Child Athlete 
  5. Fiber and Your Child 
  6. Food Allergies 
  7. Healthy Drinks for Kids 
  8. Healthy Eating 
  9. Healthy Food Shopping 
  10. Iron and Your Child 
  11. Keeping Portions Under Control 
  12. Kids and Food: 10 Tips for Parents 
  13. Kids and On-the-Go Nutrition 
  14. School Lunches 
  15. Snacks 

Organizations 

  1. Center for Young Women's Health 
  2. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, HHS 
  3. Division of Adolescent and School Health, CDC 
  4. Food and Nutrition Information Center, USDA 
  5. Kids With Food Allergies 
  6. National Foundation for Celiac Awareness

 

Content last reviewed November 05, 2013
Page last updated July 16, 2014

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