Physical Activity and Nutrition Links
We Can! is a national program designed for families and communities to help children achieve a healthy weight. The program focuses on three important behaviors: improved food choices, increased physical activity and reduced screen time.
Choose My Plate is a simple website helping families eat healthy. Find tips on eating healthy on a budget, sample menus and recipes and dietary guidelines from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). The website also provides a personalized tracker to plan your activity and meal plans.
The Fruits and Veggies: More Matters program will help you find creative and delicious ways to increase the number of fruits and vegetables in your family's diet. A diet rich in fruits and vegetables is proven to help you lose weight and live a healthier life.
Let’s Move! is a comprehensive initiative, launched by the First Lady, dedicated to solving the challenge of childhood obesity within a generation, so that children born today will grow up healthier and able to pursue their dreams.
The Utah Dietetic Association is Utah's largest organization of food and nutrition professionals. UDA members are registered dietitians that serve the public by translating the science of nutrition into practical solutions for everyday healthy living.
Kidnetic.com is a great resource for raising a healthy child and offers a special section just for parents. Check out the Bright Papers and Frequently Asked Questions to get the facts about children and physical activity, healthy eating, self esteem as well as "Family-Friendly" recipes that you and your kids can make together.
NutritionData (ND) provides a complete nutrient analysis for any food or recipe, and helps you select foods that best match your dietary needs.
American Council on Exercise (ACE)
The American Council on Exercise is a non-profit organization that promotes the effects of the mind, body and spirit due to healthy, active lifestyles. ACE also strives to protect the public by doing researches, tests, and challenges fads in exercise products, techniques and trends, and debunks the ad claims of questionable products.
Harvard School of Public Health
The Nutrition Source is designed to get you started down the path toward the healthiest diet possible. Visit their website to explore the latest science about health eating for adults and find answer to key questions about what you should eat.
The Mayo Clinic Diet and Nutrition Center can help you find practical tools to help you change your eating habits, as well as healthy recipes and information to help you learn the basics of good nutrition for the whole family.