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Helpful Health Links for Kids (and Parents)

Girls Health
GirlsHealth.gov Covers Body Image, Relationships, Health and Safety
Growing girls have lots of questions—about their bodies, their feelings and relationships. But their friends may be misinformed, and they may not feel comfortable asking adults.
Introduce them to GirlsHealth.gov. It has straight talk for girls on health and body image, drugs and alcohol, relationships, safety, bullying, and more. And it’s information you can trust, grounded in science and free of ads pushing beauty products or misleading messages.

Tips to Reduce Screen TIme
There are many benefits to getting active for children. Physical activity can improve muscular fitness and bone and heart health in children.
http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/educational/wecan/reduce-screen-time/tips-to-reduce-screen-time.htm

Help Them Get Ready to Go Back to School

Are your kids beginning to dread the end of summer vacation and the start of a new
school year? Or, are your kids excited about going back to school? According to
KidsPoll, on most days, 65% of kids liked school and 35% said they did not.
When kids are unhappy with school, it is usually because of a problem or problems
they are having. It is important that they tell you when there is a problem, so
you can help them solve it and they can get back to focusing on learning.
Reading and discussing these articles with your kids can help prepare them for
the new school year:
 
 
Everyday Physical Activity Tips
This resource offers great tips on helping parents and kids get more active together!
http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/public/heart/obesity/wecan/get-active/getting-active.htm

Get Them to Sit Less and Move More to Ensure a Healthy Weight
Physically active kids have higher levels of cardiorespiratory fitness and stronger
muscles, compared to inactive kids. Unfortunately, with television, computers, and mobile devices, most kids have
increased their “screen time” and have reduced their physical activity. We
are increasingly becoming a nation with overweight children. The focus
for NationalPhysical Fitness and Sports Month is to spread the word about the benefits of getting active
to maintain a healthy weight and overall good health. Check out this Website for more information!

Nutrition Tip Sheets
As a parent, putting healthy food on the table is one of your top priorities. These tips can help you do that without breaking the bank or causing you extra stress.

Don't Start!
This website encourages kids to never start smoking. It has tools for parents to help them guide their children to never start smoking.
http://betobaccofree.hhs.gov/dont-start/index.html

Help Kids Connect Smartly and Safely – Visit bNetSavvy
Being online is now part of the daily life of tweens, teens, and adults. Educators want to help them connect smartly and safely. The National Education Association, A Health Information Network, announces the new bNetSavvy.org site. It offers the latest in information and resources, a tech glossary, and stories from the field.
http://www.neahin.org/bnetsavvy/

DHHS New Adolescent Health Web Site
The Office of Adolescent Health in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has launched a new Web site on adolescent health issues, including physical, mental and reproductive health, substance abuse and healthy relationships. The Web site includes national and state fact sheets, information and tips for parents and adults about talking with adolescents, research summaries, adolescent health resources from across federal agencies, and opportunities to catch up on the latest news in adolescent health.
http://www.hhs.gov/ash/oah