Health and Physical Education
Parent Resources

Websites of Interest

Alcohol, Tobacco and Drug Prevention

http://family.samhsa.gov
Public education website developed to support the efforts of parents and other caring adults to promote mental health and prevent the use of alcohol, tobacco and illegal drugs among 7- to 18-year-olds.

http://www.toosmarttostart.samhsa.gov/
An underage alcohol use prevention initiative for parents, caregivers and their 9-to-13 year-old children.

http://www.aap.org/family/mediaimpact.htm
American Academy of Pediatrics: Understanding the Power of the Media on Children and Teens.

http://www.thecoolspot.gov/
Designed by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for middle school students ages 11-13 years old. Site, which incorporates animated characters based on a popular Japanese comic book style called “anime,” includes quizzes and activities, along with facts about alcohol and when drinking becomes a disease and information on resisting peer pressure.

http://www.TheAntiDrug.com
Created by the National Youth Anti-Drug Media campaign to equip parents and other adult caregivers with the tools they need to raise drug-free kids. Serves as a drug prevention information center and a supportive community for families to interact and learn from each other.

Nutrition

http://www.5aday.org
Website for educators, parents and students designed to make eating at least five fruits and vegetables daily fun.

http://www.brightfutures.org/nutritionfamfact/index.html
Nutrition fact sheets in both English and Spanish for families to share.

http://www.cdc.gov/powerfulbones
This girl-friendly website helps girls understand how weight-bearing physical activity and calcium can be a fun — and important — part of everyday life. The site features include interactive games and quizzes, recipes for tasty foods with calcium and ideas to help girls get plenty of weight-bearing physical activity.

http://www.nutritionexplorations.org/kids/links-main.asp
Activities, contests and fun links to increase your child(ren)’s nutrition knowledge.

http://www.nutrition.gov
A web-based resource launched by the Department of Agriculture that includes databases, recipes, interactive tools and specialized information for infants and children, adult women and men and seniors.

http://www.kidsacookin.org
A fun site for families featuring healthy and quick entrees, side dishes and snacks. Each recipe has a photograph, step by step directions, helpful tips, nutrition facts and kitchen tools need.

http://www.wellpoint.com/healthy_parenting/index.html
Healthy Habits for Healthy Kids, a nutrition and activity guide for parents, in both English and Spanish developed by the American Dietetic Association and WellPoint.

Physical Activity

http://www.kidshealth.org/parent/nutrition_fit/fitness/hate_sports.html
A parent’s guide to fitness for kids who hate sports.

RHASE - Reproductive Health and Safety Education (House Bill 88)

Successfully Teaching Health (selected lessons)
Middle and High School Curriculum selections