Health Food and Fitness

Learn the healthiest ways to eat and exercise, based on the latest science. Sections for parents, teen, and kids provide information and ideas to meet their needs. The site has illustrations for exercises, and to better explain topics such as joint injuries.

Presidential Youth Fitness Program

This program provides resources to help schools provide quality fitness education. The site provide tools to teach fitness concepts, and help students develop plans for a healthy, active lifestyle. Their keystone program is Presidential Youth Fitness Challenge. PYFP provides the materials for participation and student recognition and awards.

CDC BMI Calculator for Child and Teen

This Body Mass Index (BMI) percentile calculator from the CDC is designed for children from ages 2 to 19. It is based on the birth date of the child and the date the measurements are taken.

The CDC emphasizes that this is an approximation, and that you should see a medical professional to obtain accurate measurements of body fat.

The site include a section defining BMI, how the calculator is designed, and BMI percentile tables for boys and girls. In addition, there are tips for parents. Another section includes an Excel spreadsheet tool for schools.

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