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St. Francis Area Schools
A PreK-12 public school district serving the communities of Athens Township, Andover, Bethel, East Bethel, Linwood Township, Nowthen, Oak Grove, St. Francis and Stanford Township

Healthy Choices

Information for Students

National Dairy Council is a highly interactive site created with games, nutritional information, featured recipes, physical activity ideas, and more.

ChooseMyPlate provides practical information to individuals, health professionals, nutrition educator and the food industry to help consumers build healthier diets with resources and tools. ChooseMyPlate.gov was developed and is maintained by the USDA Center for Nutrition Policy & Promotion.

BAM! Body And Mind is an online destination for kids created by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Designed for kids 9-13 years old, BAM! Body and Mind gives them the information they need to make healthy lifestyle choices. The site focuses on topics that kids say are important to them — such as stress and physical fitness — using kid-friendly lingo, games, quizzes, and other interactive features.

Best Bones Forever! is a campaign that encourages girls to get active and eat more foods with calcium and Vitamin D. Lots of girl-geared things to do on this site like games, activities, recipes and quizzes with good information on healthy eating and living.

Kids Health has health and nutrition information you can trust about kids and teens that’s free of “doctor speak.” According to the site, “KidsHealth is the most-visited site on the web for information about health, behavior, and development from before birth through the teen years.”

Nutrition Fun for Kids is a simple site, but a lot of gems here. Activities, puzzles, things to do ideas, downloads, recipes, links and books on nutrition.

Playnormous is a fun media, particularly online casual games, in order to inform, educate, and inspire children to make healthier life choices regarding nutrition and physical activity. Health games and information for kids, and instructional guides for teachers.

Nutrition Café offers students the opportunity to learn about nutrition in a fun, interactive way. Check out the nutrition sleuth section.

Kidnetic.com is designed for kids aged 9-12 and their families, the Leader’s Guide is a lesson-based curriculum guide for health professionals and educators to use when working with patients and students, and the Parents’ Guide provides quick and easy-to-use information just for parents.

Healthy Teeth is all about what goes on inside your mouth, from baby teeth to braces. Produced by dentists for elementary aged kids curious about the “why?” of oral health.

Sleep for Kids teaches the importance of sleep from the National Sleep Foundation.

Fruits & Veggies - More Matters is a site that emphasizes the colors of health as blue/purple, green, white, yellow/orange and red – the colors of fruits and vegetables. It notes that we need to eat five or more servings of these foods a day for a healthy diet. It lists the foods that fit each color and includes recipes. The Kids Section has coloring pages and activity sheets. The Educators Section includes an entire curriculum to download called "There’s a Rainbow on My Plate." Choose K-3 or 4-6. There are also lesson plans and activity sheets.

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