Keeping healthy, fit and eating well are all every-day news topics in this country. Get more information on the following set of website links encourage children to be active and eat well.
Be a Fit Kid – KidsHealth.org – This site has lots of information about health and well being for children. It covers the problems of growing up, staying healthy, illness, injuries and also explains how the body works.
” Being fit is a way of saying a person eats well, gets a lot of physical activity (exercise), and has a healthy weight. If you’re fit, your body works well, feels good, and can do all the things you want to do, like run around with your friends.” (KidsHealth.org)
There are also movies, games and quizzes to test your knowledge on this site!
Fit for Sport : For Kids – This site gives lots of advice for healthy eating, with interesting anecdotes about food to interest children.
“Fit For Sport encourage all children to get active and healthy! Not only is this stacks of fun but it will help you to have more energy and even concentrate better in school” (Fit for Sport)
Healthy Kids from New South Wales – This site has some great idea to encourage children to eat more healthily and exercise well. It shows children how to make traffic light fruit kebabs, vegetable men and carry out some food experiments.
Science Kids looks at Health Facts – “Enjoy our range of amazing health facts. Learn about important topics such as exercise, nutrition, disease, obesity, cancer, medicine and allergies. Find out what’s good for the human body and what isn’t with our interesting health facts.” (Science Kids)
BBC – Food Facts, the Balance of Good Health – This BBC page is archived but still useful.
BAM!, Body and Mind – BAM! gives children the information they need to make healthy lifestyle choices. The site focuses on topics that children decide are important to them—such as stress and physical fitness—using kid-friendly lingo, games, quizzes, and other interactive features.