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  1. BAM! Food & Nutrition – Click on this link for interactive games, advice on packing a healthy lunch, and recipes for nutritious and tasty snacks.
  2. – 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.
  3. pdf icon. 10 Tips for Teen Girls (PDF, 431KB) – These tips from for teenage girls include ways to cut back on sweets and how to power up with whole grains
  4. 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.
  5. – This website links to federal organizations that have information on nutrition, healthy eating, physical activity, and food safety.
  6. Nutrition Facts Label – The Food and Drug Administration has an interactive tool and information on reading the Nutrition Facts label.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. Smart Snacking – This is a helpful article on nutrition from
  10. Your Secrets to Healthy Snacking – This is a helpful article on nutrition from
  11. I Think My Friend May Have an Eating Disorder – Get advice on how you can get help for a friend.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. Kidnetic – is a website that communicates healthy eating and active living information in meaningful and useful ways to kids aged 9-12 and their families. is intended to encourage kids and their families to begin the process of behavior change toward healthy lifestyles.
  16. 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.
  17. – 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.


  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 September 13, 2018