Obesity in Children
MedlinePlus is a goldmine of good health information
from the world’s largest medical library,
the U.S. National Library of Medicine. This page
will give you news headlines, research, and prevention
and treatment tips on child obesity. Esta página
es en español también (“Obesidad
en Niños”) .
Index Calculator for Kids
Enter your child’s height, weight, and age
to see if he or she may be overweight.
Obesity: What Parents Can Do
This article is a basic overview of the steps parents
can take to prevent their child from gaining too
Test Your Food Label Knowledge
This interactive quiz will help you learn how to
read nutrition labels. After you’re done with
the quiz, check out How
to Understand and Use the Nutrition Facts Label
for more tips.
This quiz will test your knowledge of how food portions
have increased over the last twenty years, and will
give you an idea of how long you’d have to
exercise to burn off those extra calories!
Ways to Cure Portion Distortion
If you or your child is eating larger meal portions
than you should be, here are some tips on how to
Sizes and Food Exchange List
Did you know that an 8-oz steak actually counts
as 8 servings of meat instead of just one? Check
out this list of common foods and their serving
sizes. You might be surprised!
Healthy: Tips for Eating Out
Many restaurants dish out giant plates of food and
you can easily end up overeating. Here are some
suggestions for how to keep your calories low!
Healthy: Tips and Resources
Including tips on getting more veggies, fruit, and
whole grains in your child’s diet.
Intake for Children
This chart shows you how many calories your child
should ingest per day, based on their age, gender,
and amount of physical activity.
Kid-Friendly Healthy Recipes
for healthy recipes that even a picky eater will
Exercise for Children
Some links include the Parent’s
Guide to Fitness for Kids Who Don’t Like Sports,
and Your 2-3 Year Old, and Fitness
and Your 4-5 Year Old. Esta página es
en español también (“Ejercicio
on Increasing Your Physical Activity and Keeping
These two articles suggest activities that parents
can do to get their kids moving.