Middle School

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

CDC
BAM! Body and Mind
Food and Nutrition
Location: http://www.bam.gov/sub_foodnutrition/index.html
Description: BAM! Body and Mind is a website for kids and teens to use. This portion of the website is about food and nutrition. There are interactive games available, recipes, advice, and even an area for kids to share stories with each other.

Kids Health
How the Body Works
Location: http://kidshealth.org/kid/htbw/htbw_main_page.html#cat116
Description: Games all about your body and its different parts

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Small Steps Kids
Maya and Miguel Challenge
http://pbskids.org/mayaandmiguel/english/games/sports/soccer/flash.html
Description: This website has interactive games and activities. Kids can makes printable trading cards of them selves. There are recipes available and also coloring pages of the characters Maya and Miguel. At this interactive website kids and parents can explore the world of sports.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Games and Activities
Fun Food Word Game
http://smallstep.gov/kids/html/games_and_activities.html#
Description: This website includes a few interactive games for kids dealing with nutrition.

Kidnetic.com
Location: http://kidnetic.com/
Description: This interactive website includes many games and activities. Some games include wet head, where you can get sweaty playing games that were created by other kids. Scavenger hunt, see if you can find things around the house in record time. There are fitness challenges and move mixer where you can design your own dance.

Nourish Interactive
Location: http://www.nourishinteractive.com/kids/kidsarea.html
Description: This site offers online games for kids, blogs, newsletters, and health hint calendars.

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.

BAM! Body and Mind
Physical Activity
Location: http://www.bam.gov/sub_physicalactivity/index.html
Description: This portion of the BAM Website is about physical Activity. There is advice columns, activity ideas, activity calendars, and activity cards.

Be An Allstar
Location:http://teamnutrition.usda.gov/Resources/EatSmart/beanallstar.pdf
Description: An activity sheet about the importance of physical activity and healthy eating.

Change is Good
Location:http://teamnutrition.usda.gov/Resources/EatSmart/change_comic.pdf
Description: A comic book about physical activity.

Express Your Health
Location:http://www.cdc.gov/family/kidexpressmaterials/act_sheet_m.pdf
Description: An activity sheet containing a word scrambler and word search related to physical activity and nutrition

Express Your Health
Location:http://www.cdc.gov/family/kidexpressmaterials/act_sheet_j_h.pdf
Description: An activity sheet containing a crossword puzzle related to physical activity, nutrition, and health.

Enter the Fun Zone
Location:http://teamnutrition.usda.gov/Resources/EatSmart/enterfunzone.pdf
Description: An activity sheet about the importance of physical activity and healthy eating.

Grab Quick & Easy Snacks
Location:http://teamnutrition.usda.gov/Resources/EatSmart/grabeasysnacks.pdf
Description: An activity sheet about healthy eating.

Interactive Tools
MyFoodapedia
Location: http://www.myfoodapedia.gov/
Descriptive: Interactive website where you can search foods to see how many calories are in them.

Move More, Sit Less
Location:http://teamnutrition.usda.gov/Resources/EatSmart/movemoresitless.pdf
Description: An activity sheet containing a word search about physical activity.

Nutrition Education
What’s in Season?
Location: http://healthymeals.nal.usda.gov/nal_display/index.php?info_center=14&tax_level=2&tax_subject=258&level3_id=0&level4_id=0&level5_id=0&topic_id=2615&&placement_default=0
Description: This webpage is designed to figure out what fruits and vegetables are in season at certain times. When you click on a fruit or vegetable that interests you then you can find out more information including recipes.

Pack Your Snacks & Go!
Location:http://teamnutrition.usda.gov/Resources/EatSmart/pack_snacks_sheet.pdf
Description: An activity sheet containing a crossword puzzle about healthy eating.

Power Up to Gear Up
Location:http://teamnutrition.usda.gov/Resources/EatSmart/poweruptogearup.pdf
Description: An activity sheet about the balance between physical activity and nutrition.

Power Up With Breakfast
Location:http://teamnutrition.usda.gov/Resources/EatSmart/powerupwithbreakfast.pdf
Description: An activity sheet about the importance of breakfast.

Power Your Moves
Location:http://teamnutrition.usda.gov/Resources/EatSmart/poweryourmoves.pdf
Description: An activity sheet about healthy eating.

Rustle Up Good Grub
Location:http://teamnutrition.usda.gov/Resources/EatSmart/rustleupgoodgrub.pdf
Description: An activity sheet about healthy eating.

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.

Transformation
Location:http://teamnutrition.usda.gov/Resources/EatSmart/transformation_comic.pdf
Description: A comic book about physical activity and healthy eating.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Small Step Kids
Fun Extras-Wallpapers and Screensavers
Location: http://smallstep.gov/kids/html/fun_extras.html
Description: This is a collection of wallpapers for kids to put on their computers.

Play It Safe
Location:http://www.bam.gov/sub_yoursafety/yoursafety_playitsafe.html
Description: This site provides teens with information about being safe when being physically active.  Teens are able to play several interactive games that test their knowledge about being safe.

Immune Platoon
Location:http://www.bam.gov/sub_diseases/diseases_immuneplatoon.html
Description: Teens are able to learn how their immune systems 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.

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!

Spot the Block!
Location:http://www.cartoonnetwork.com/promos/201004_fda/htmlsite/index.html
Description: This site uses online and printable activities to help you learn more about serving size, calories, and nutrients.

Kidnetic.com
Location: http://kidnetic.com/
Description: This interactive website includes many games and activities. Some games include wet head, where you can get sweaty playing games that were created by other kids. Scavenger hunt, see if you can find things around the house in record time. There are fitness challenges and move mixer where you can design your own dance.

American Heart Association
Meet the Fats
Location:http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/GettingHealthy/FatsAndOils/MeettheFats/Meet-the-Fats_UCM_304495_Article.jsp
Description: How well do you know your fats? Get to know the bad fats brothers and the even better fats sisters.

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”.

Family Fun Recipes for Kids
Location: http://familyfun.go.com/recipes/cooking-with-kids/
Description: A list of fun recipes that can be prepared by children alongside adult supervision.

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.

Rachael Ray’s Yum-o Recipes
Location: http://www.yum-o.org/browse_recipes.php
Description: A list of recipes developed to empower kids and their families to develop healthy relationships with food and cooking.

Recipes Kids Can Make Themselves
Location: http://www.cooks.com/rec/search/0,1-0,kids_can_make_themselves,FF.html
Description: A list of recipes that children can make either with minimal adult supervision or alone.

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.

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

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.

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.

Middle School -Get Involved
Best Bones Forever!
Description: Teen girls can join in the movement to maintaining healthy, strong bones.
Location: http://www.bestbonesforever.gov/bbf/

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.

The Forum for Youth Investment
Location: http://forumfyi.org/
Description: The Forum for Youth Investment is dedicated to helping communities and the nation make sure all young people are ready for the world by age 21. The Forum combines innovative ideas, strategies and partners to strengthen solutions for young people and those who care about them. Moreover, provides youth and adult leaders with the information, connections and tools they need to create greater opportunities and outcomes for young people.

Media Smart Youth- Eat, Think, and Be Healthy
Location: http://www.nichd.nih.gov/msy/
Description: Interactive after-school education program that helps young people build the skills to make good decisions about being physically active and eating nutritiously in daily life.

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.