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Internet Resources for Health, Fitness, and Physical Education

 

Whether playing sports for fun or walking for fitness, physical activity is an essential life activity. Many resources are available online to help adults and children learn more about health and fitness.

 



Professional Organizations, Standards, and Materials

American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance (AAHPERD)
http://www.aahperd.org/
An alliance of six national associations and six district associations and is designed to provide members with a comprehensive and coordinated array of resources, support, and programs to help practitioners improve their skills and so further the health and well-being of the American public


Starting Points

42explore Projects
http://42explore.com
Background information and links to quality websites, activities, webquests, and teaching materials

Discovery Health from Discovery
http://health.discovery.com/
A wide range of health topics

Health & Fitness from HomeWorkSpot
Organized, annotated links

Health, PE & Fitness from Discovery School's Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators
http://school.discovery.com/schrockguide/health/fitness.html
Quality links and descriptions

PE Central
http://www.pecentral.org/
Lots of resources for health and physical education for children and young adults

 


Resources for Teachers

Health from Discovery School Lesson Plans Library
http://school.discovery.com/lessonplans/health.html
Lessons for K-5, 6-8, and 9-12.

Health and Physical Education from Family Education Network's Teacher Vision
http://www.teachervision.com/lesson-plans/lesson-6565.html
Lessons, assessments, printables, and themes organized by Pre-K, K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12.

Keep Kids Healthy
http://www.keepkidshealthy.com/index.html
Resources for parents and teachers at each age

Live and Learn
http://www.liveandlearn.com/learn.html#top
Health and safety information for young children

National Safety Council
http://nsc.org/
Explore educational materials on safety

Team Nutrition
http://www.fns.usda.gov/tn/
Resources related to nutrition and school lunch programs

 


Resources for Young Adults

Center for Disease Control and Prevention
http://www.cdc.gov/
Information about health travel, immunization, and health topics

Food Safety
http://www.foodsafety.gov/
Information about food and food safety

Intelihealth
http://www.intelihealth.com/
Medical portal with information about health and health issues

MayoCinic.com
http://www.mayoclinic.com/
Information on health and medical issues

Medicine Net
http://www.medicinenet.com/
Medical information by disease and condition, procedures and test, and medications

MEDLINE Plus from the NLM
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/
Health topics, drug information, medical encyclopedia, dictionary, and directories

Mental Help Net
http://mentalhelp.net/
Information about mental health issues

National Health Societies

National Institutes of Health from the US Department of Health and Human Services
http://www.nih.gov/
Health information and grant information

WebMD
http://www.webmd.com/
Medical and health information

World Health Organization
http://www.who.int/en/
Information about health around the world

 


Resources for Children

4 Girls Health from the Office on Women's Health
http://www.4girls.gov/
Information for girls 10-16 on becoming a woman and making good choices

BAM from the Center for Disease Control
http://www.bam.gov/
Information about fitness, disease prevention, body, and mind

Colgate's Kids World
http://kids-world.colgatepalmolive.com/
Dental, nutritional information and games

Dole 5 a Day
http://www.dole5aday.com/
Information about nutrition and foods

FDA's Kid's Home Page from the Food and Drug Administration
http://www.fda.gov/oc/opacom/kids/default.htm
Food safety, animals, vaccines, and teen scene information

Food Finder
http://www.olen.com/food/
Find the calories in common fast food

Health Finder
http://www.healthfinder.gov/kids/
Information and games about health

Infection Detection Protection from American Museum of Natural History
http://www.amnh.org/nationalcenter/infection/
Information about microbes, bacteria, infection, and prevention

KidsHealth
http://www.kidshealth.org/kid/index.jsp
Great projects, activities, and idea for kids on health and safety topics

Nutrition Explorations
http://www.nutritionexplorations.com/
Learn about food and good nutrition

Powerful Girls Have Powerful Bones from the National Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
http://www.bestbonesforever.gov/
Information, quizzes, games, and links on building powerful bones

Research Starters: Olympic Games from Scholastic
http://teacher.scholastic.com/researchtools/researchstarters/olympics/index.htm
Glossary, articles, and links

Thermy for Kids from Food Safety and Inspection Service
http://www.fsis.usda.gov/food_safety_education/thermy_for_kids/index.asp

Your Gross and Cool Body
http://yucky.kids.discovery.com/body/
Facts and activities related to the human body

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