High School

The resources in this section have been selected for elementary school students, middle middle school students and high school students.

Best For Bones Activities
Location:http://www.bestbonesforever.gov/physical_activity/activities.cfm
Description: This website offers teens information about a number of physical activities that they can engage in that will help them build stronger bones.

De-Stress
Location:http://www.foodplay.com/downloads/FreeMaterials/stressbusters.pdf
Description: Tips on how to de-stress.

Games-Teens
Location: http://www.bluekids.org/teensandkids/ga.asp
Description: BlueKids boasts a number of interactive games and activities that help teens make healthy life choices ranging from eating healthy, to relationships, to alcohol, tobacco and other drugs.

Top 15 Ways to Keep a Healthy You!
Location:http://www.foodplay.com/downloads/FreeMaterials/Teens/winningways.pdf
Description: Tips for teen about health

Dining Decisions
Location: http://www.bam.gov/sub_foodnutrition/diningdecisions.html
Description: Fast paced, interactive game that allows teens to make healthy food choices in any situation, even the cafeteria at school!

Activity Calendar
Location:http://www.bam.gov/sub_physicalactivity/physicalactivity_activitycalendar.html
Description: This site allows teens to keep track of their physical activity by creating an activity calendar.

Immune Platoon
Location:http://www.bam.gov/sub_diseases/diseases_immuneplatoon.html
Description: Teens are able to learn how their immune system works to keep them healthy.

Bully Roundup
Location : http://www.bam.gov/sub_yourlife/yourlife_bullyroundup.html
Description: Teens are able to test their smarts in this interactive game about bullies.

Teen Survival Guide
Location: http://www.womenshealth.gov/pub/TeenSurvivalGuide.pdf
Description: Health tips for girls on-the-go. This guide contains information about reproductive health, health behaviors, mental health, and planning for the future.

Got Butterflies?
Location: http://www.bam.gov/sub_yourlife/yourlife_gotbutterflies.html
Description: This site educates teens about what short-term and long-term stress does to their body and how to cope with it through this interactive feature!

Choices & Consequences
Location: http://www.bam.gov/sub_yourlife/yourlife_choices.html
Description: This site features several interactive games that helps teens make smart choices.

Game Zone
Location: http://www.healthtrek.org/game-zone
Description: Site features several health related interactive games.

Girlshealth.gov
Location: http://girlshealth.gov/
Description: This website offers nutrition and physical fitness tips along with a chance to talk to others teens your age. There are quizzes and other interactive games.

Eating Tips for Teenagers
Location:http://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/bhcv2/bhcpdf.nsf/ByPDF/Eating_tips_for_teenagers/$File/Eating_tips_for_teenagers.pdf
Description: Tips for healthy eating.

Kids Health- Teen
Emotional Eating
Location:http://kidshealth.org/teen/food_fitness/problems/emotional_eating.html#cat20135
Description: This article includes an explanation of what emotional eating is, comfort foods, physical vs. Emotional hunger, questions to ask yourself, how to break the cycle, and way to get help.

Kids Health Teen
Location: http://kidshealth.org/teen/food_fitness/#cat20135
Description: Problems with Food and Exercise and Food and Fitness Q&As
This portion of kids health teen offers advice for dealing with problems that may limit your ability to work out such as a sprain ankle, problems with foods such as eating disorders, and food and fitness questions and answers about a variety of topics.

Take Care of Your Health: Health Tips for Teens
Location:http://www.ahwg.net/assets/library/8_takecareofyourselfhealtht.pdf
Description: Health tips for teens that can be used across the life course promoting healthy behaviors and decision making.

Take Charge of Your Health: A Guide for Teenagers
Location:http://win.niddk.nih.gov/publications/take_charge.htm#healthyeating
Description: A short guide that encourages teenagers to make healthy choices with regard to nutrition and physical activity.

Tips for Teens with Diabetes: Making Healthy Food Choices
Location: http://ndep.nih.gov/media/youth_tips_eat.pdf
Description: Tips about food and how to make healthy food choices.

Food & Nutrition
Location: http://www.bam.gov/sub_foodnutrition/index.html
Description: This site provides teens with information needed to make healthy eating choices.

Teen Survival Guide
Location: http://www.womenshealth.gov/pub/TeenSurvivalGuide.pdf
Description: Health tips for girls on-the-go. This guide contains information about reproductive health, health behaviors, mental health, and planning for the future.

Fitness Basics
Location:http://www.girlshealth.gov/fitness/exercise/levels.cfm#examples
Description: A description of the different levels of physical activity, the types of exercise our bodies need, and examples of aerobic physical activities that can be performed by children and adolescents.

Fitness Tracker
Location: http://www.girlshealth.gov/fitness/images/fitness_tracker.pdf
Description: A fitness planner that allows you to track the amount of physical activity performed on a weekly basis.

Getting a Good Workout
Location: http://www.girlshealth.gov/fitness/exercise/workout.cfm
Description: Guidelines for getting a good workout.

Stretching Exercises
Location: http://www.girlshealth.gov/fitness/exercise/stretching.cfm
Description: A detailed explanation of the importance of stretching along with a few key stretches for the whole body.

Take Care of Your Health: Health Tips for Teens
Location:http://www.ahwg.net/assets/library/8_takecareofyourselfhealtht.pdf
Description: Health tips for teens that can be used across the life course promoting healthy behaviors and decision making.

Take Charge of Your Health: A Guide for Teenagers
Location:http://win.niddk.nih.gov/publications/take_charge.htm#healthyeating
Description: A short guide that encourages teenagers to make healthy choices with regard to nutrition and physical activity.

Teens Health
Exercise
Location: http://kidshealth.org/teen/school_jobs/college/exercise.html?tracking=T_RelatedArticle#
Description: This section of teen health provides information about exercise and how much your body needs.

Teen Health
Nutrition basics
Location: http://kidshealth.org/teen/food_fitness/nutrition/eatnrun.html?tracking=T_RelatedArticle
Description: This article includes topics to help you get the right nutrition when you are being active. Eating right will help you get the most out of your exercise.

Teen Health
Food and Fitness
Location: http://kidshealth.org/teen/food_fitness/
Description: This website has many articles related to sports. There are articles to help you find the right sport for you and even prepare for a sport you already play.

Working Different Muscle Groups
Location: http://www.girlshealth.gov/fitness/exercise/musclegroups.cfm
Description: A chart describing the muscle groups affected by certain exercises/physical activities.

Teen Survival Guide
Location: http://www.womenshealth.gov/pub/TeenSurvivalGuide.pdf
Description: Health tips for girls on-the-go. This guide contains information about reproductive health, health behaviors, mental health, and planning for the future.

A Healthier You
Location:http://www.health.gov/dietaryguidelines/dga2005/healthieryou/html/recipes.html
Description: A list of 100 fun, easy, and delicious heart-healthy recipes. Developed by the National Institute of Health (NIH), these recipes do not require advanced cooking skills and can be completed in less than 90 minutes.

Best Bones Forever: Recipes
Location: http://www.bestbonesforever.gov/recipes_main/index.cfm
Description: Best Bones Forever is a bone health campaign through the Office on Women’s Health for girls and their best friend forever to “grow strong together and stay strong forever”.

Good Food – Kids Cooking Recipes
Location –http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/content/recipes/favourites/kids-cooking/
Description – A list of recipes that can be made with adult supervision. This list consists of meals from muffins to main dishes.

Healthy Recipes for Kids
Location: http://www.fruitsandveggiesmorematters.org/?page_id=102
Description: A list of healthy recipes that children can make for themselves with little adult assistance.

Kids Health – Recipes
Location: http://kidshealth.org/kid/recipes/index.html
Description: KidsHealth.org has provided a list of recipes for children with different conditions such as cystic fibrosis, diabetes, lactose intolerance, celiac disease, and vegetarians. These recipes are kid-friendly and can be completed with minimum parental assistance.

Small Step Adult & Teen: Eating Better
Location: http://www.smallstep.gov/eb/recipes.html
Description: A list of recipes, that range from appetizers to desserts,  that the whole family will enjoy. Each is prepared in a certain way or uses an ingredient that helps to make healthy eating choices simple and tasty.

Smart Start Recipes: Make It Quick and Easy
Location:http://www.fns.usda.gov/eatsmartplayhardhealthylifestyle/QuickandEasy/smartstartrecipes.htm
Description: A list of quick and easy recipes for a healthy lifestyle. This list contains salads, entrees, soups, side dishes, and desserts.

Vegan & Vegetarian Kids and Teens
Location: http://www.vegkitchen.com/kid-friendly-recipes/
Description: This website has recipes for kids, healthy lunch ideas, tips for family meals, and recipes for making homemade baby food.

We Can! Fun Family Recipes and Tips
Location:http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/public/heart/obesity/wecan/eat-right/fun-family-recipes.htm
Description: Ways to Enhance Children’s Activity & Nutrition (We Can!) is a program of the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute that seeks to reduce fat and caloric intake in effort to promote heart healthy cooking options and enhance health. We Can provides a list of heart healthy recipes and tips for healthy eating.

Cool Treats
Location: http://www.bam.gov/sub_foodnutrition/cooltreats_alone.html
Description: This site features several simple and easy to prepare recipes that teens can eat on the go.

My Plate
Location:http://www.choosemyplate.gov/downloads/MyPlate/recipes.pdf
Description: Several easy and healthy recipes are featured.

Kidnetic.com
Location: Kidnetic.com
Description: This website offers many different recipes including family friendly, breakfast bonanza, brown bag special, gross out delights, health snacks, and many more.

California Center for Civic Participation
Location: http://californiacenter.org/
Description: An organization focused on supporting young people in learning about, responding to, and acting in the political process.

CANFIT
Location: http://canfit.org/downloads/
Description: A program that seeks to build community leadership and stimulate change through community partnerships. Included is a list of youth programs relating to nutrition, physical activity, and policy.

Teen Survival Guide
Location: http://www.womenshealth.gov/pub/TeenSurvivalGuide.pdf
Description: Health tips for girls on-the-go. This guide contains information about reproductive health, health behaviors, mental health, and planning for the future.

Fuel up to play 60
Location: http://www.fueluptoplay60.com/
Description: Empowers youth to take action to improve nutrition and physical activity at their school and for their own health.

America Walks
Location: http://americawalks.org/
Description: America Walks’ mission is to encourage community-based pedestrian advocacy groups, educate the public about the benefits of walking, and, when appropriate, to act as a collective voice for walking advocates. They are trying to create walkable communities across North America. Want to learn how to join, plan a group or become an advocate?

Alliance for a Healthier Generation
Location: http://www.healthiergeneration.org/teens.aspx?id=3377
Description: Join other youth to inspire health living. This website offers tools to help you inspire your friends, family, and community to eat healthier and move more. You can make a difference in your community and school.