For Parents, Caregivers, and Teachers

Girl Jumping Rope - We Can! We Can! (Ways to Enhance Children's Activity & Nutrition)

DHHS. National Institutes of Health.

A national program for parents and caregivers interested in practical tools to help children 8-13 years old stay at a healthy weight.


Team Nutrition Image Team Nutrition: Parents

USDA. Food and Nutrition Service.

Find resources for getting involved in children's schools to promote a healthy nutrition environment, including newsletters, action kits, and tip sheets.


Mother, Daughter, Grandmother Smiling Body Image and Your Kids

DHHS. OWH. National Women's Health Information Center.

Learn how parents' attitudes about their own bodies and eating can affect kids' attitudes and body image. Discover how to promote a healthy body image.


Facilitator's Guide - Media-Smart Youth: Eat, Think, and Be Active! (PDF | 10.51 MB)

DHHS. NIH. National Institute of Child Health & Human Development.

This facilitator's guide outlines the 10-lesson interactive program, Media-Smart Youth: Eat, Think, and Be Active! which helps 11 to 13-year olds think critically about how the media can affect food and physical activity choices.


Eat Smart. Play Hard.™ Healthy Lifestyle

USDA. Food and Nutrition Service.

Site designed for parents and caregivers to provide information on healthy eating, being more physically active and acting as a role model for kids.


School Healthier Middle Schools: Everyone Can Help

USDA. FNS. Team Nutrition.

Healthier Middle Schools: Everyone Can Help is a series of communication tools designed to engage teachers, principals, parents, food service managers and students in school wellness efforts.


BodyWise logo BodyWise Handbook

DHHS. OWH. National Women's Health Information Center.

Provides information for grown-ups, including health care providers and school personnel, on detecting eating disorders and teaching healthy body image and healthy eating behaviors.


Kids and Their Bones: A Guide for Parents

DHHS. NIH. National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases.

Provides answers to commonly asked questions about children's bone growth and development. Also includes information on helping children eat more calcium rich foods.


Mother and Daughter Image Best Bones Forever™ - for Parents

DHHS. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Provides useful information to parents on how to help young girls develop lifelong bone-healthy habits.


Girls health logo Girlshealth.gov For Parents & Caregivers

DHHS. OWH. National Women's Health Information Center.

Provides resources and links for parents and caregivers of young girls (ages 10-16) to help them deal with some of the issues young girls may face.