Health and Physical Education
Parent Resources

Websites of Interest

Alcohol, Tobacco and Drug Prevention
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.
An underage alcohol use prevention initiative for parents, caregivers and their 9-to-13 year-old children.
American Academy of Pediatrics: Understanding the Power of the Media on Children and Teens.
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.
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.

Website for educators, parents and students designed to make eating at least five fruits and vegetables daily fun.
Nutrition fact sheets in both English and Spanish for families to share.
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.
Activities, contests and fun links to increase your child(ren)’s nutrition knowledge.
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.
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.
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
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