P.E. Fun Websites & Information

useful links

 

Check out ULTRA MARATHON MAN,  Dean Karnazes.    Last year he ran across America in 75 days, averaging 50 miles per day!     He possesses almost super human abilities at running.   Truely one of the worlds greatest long distance runners in history.    Go to his website and check out his newest running challenges!    www.ultramarathonman.com 

Another Health and Fitness Website dedicated to youth sports, check it out!!!
www.youth1.com

P.E. Central is a great site to find fitness games and activities.
www.pecentral.com

MR. GYM is another cool physical education website.
www.mrgym.com

Everything on running facts, books, and fitness resources!
www.kidsrunning.com

Sports Science - Cool stuff!   Gotta check it out!
www.exploratorium.edu/sport/

Learn to make healthy food choices and be physically active everyday.  
Check out the "My Pyramid Blast Off Game".       www.MyPlate.gov

Cool kids site!   Healthy eating and active living!
www.kidnetic.com

Where is your fitness level?    Signup and test your fitness today!
www.presidentschallenge.org

Try some outdoor activities to stay healthy and fit,   and have fun all at the same time!
www.AmericanHiking.org

  

More on Health and Nutrition

PE Central's LOG IT Program

Log It invites students, teachers, schools, classes, and parents to record their physical activity steps, miles, or kilometers online! Features include a virtual hike across the United States; feedback about daily goals; compare your progress to others; and you can view your weekly and monthly progress. Teachers must register their school and class first and then they can offer it to their students.

The Scrub Club

The Scrub Club (www.scrubclub.org) provides a fun way for kids to learn the importance of handwashing to fight infectious and food borne diseases. By watching the adventures of seven soaper-heroes, kids learn the six steps to proper handwashing. In addition to an animated Webisode, kids, parents and teachers can access:

* Interactive games that are fun, yet teach you how to
properly wash up.
* Educational music and activities to download.
* Public service announcements.
* Tips for parents on teaching kids how to wash their hands.
* Curriculum guide for teachers.

NourishInteractive.com

This website is all about educating families about nutrition and exercise in a fun way. They provide fun, interactive online games for kids that are designed to teach through animation, exploration, and decision-making. They are partners with the USDA and are listed as a resource on their site. Nourishinteractive.com is the first website to create “matching” nutritional tools, one for the parent and one for the child. These nutrition tools send similar messages to both the parent and child, so the entire family can work as a team to establish good nutrition at home.

ExerciseDaily! Magazine

ExerciseDaily! is a specialized online tool which offers free access to the latest news in fitness, health and wellness. We offer information in 9 different languages. Articles are from around the world in their original format with contact details for further information. No registration is needed to access our web portal.

International Walk Our Children to School Day

Walk Our Children to School Day is a day when school children from across the world walk to school together rather than taking the bus or getting a ride in the car to school (last year over 300,000 kids walked!) It promotes physical fitness, as well as pedestrian safety.

Kidnetic

Kidnetic.com is a Web site that communicates healthy eating and active living information in meaningful and relevant ways to kids aged 9-12 and their families. Kidnetic.com is intended to encourage kids and their families to begin the process of behavior change toward healthy lifestyles. Kidnetic.com is the first component of ACTIVATE, a healthy eating and active living initiative. ACTIVATE is committed to promoting healthy family lifestyles to help prevent kids from becoming significantly overweight and to reduce their risk of suffering from obesity-related chronic diseases as adults.

Smart-Mouth.org

The Center for Science in the Public Interest introduces a web site designed to teach kids that healthy eating can be fun! This snazzy web site uses games to teach kids (and their parents and teachers) how to eat well and resist the food industry's marketing campaigns. Kids can see how their favorite restaurant foods stack up, play "true or false" with a food industry spokesman, and "bite back" by asking food companies and government officials to promote nutrition.

ChooseMyPlate.gov

One size doesn't fit all. MyPyramid Plan can help you choose the foods and amounts that are right for you. For a quick estimate of what and how much you need to eat, enter your age, sex, and activity level in the MyPyramid Plan box. For a detailed assessment of your food intake and physical activity level, click on MyPyramid Tracker. Use the advice "Inside MyPyramid" to help you: make smart choices from every food group, find your balance between food and physical activity, and get the most nutrition out of your calories.

Future of Children

The well-organized (and subscription based) Future of Children website contains publications that focus on the well-being of children. Recent publications include childhood obesity, health and wellness, education, and poverty's impact on children's lives. This site includes research from Princeton University and the Brookings Institute.The Center for Research on Child Well-Being can also be accessed from this site.

Dairy Council of California

The Dairy Council of California offers FREE Nutrition Education Materials to all California teachers. Our programs are research-based and match core content standards. All of the programs undergo evaluation to demonstrate students’ improvements in knowledge, attitudes and behavior change such as better food choices and increased physical activity. Our programs are available for K- high school teachers to use with their classes. Additionally, we offer resources for parents and students that your PTA, school foodservice and school nurse can order to compliment classroom nutrition education.

National Institute on Drug Abuse: Steroid Abuse

A study last year funded by NIDA revealed a 50 percent increase in steroid use among 8th graders; a 75 percent increase among 10th graders; and a 60 percent increase among 12th graders. While the rates of abuse for adolescent boys and young men remain higher than for their female counterparts, steroid abuse is growing most rapidly among adolescent girls and young women. This site gives information about how to fight this ever-growing problem.

KidsHealth

This site helps parents, children, and professionals find answers to commonly asked health questions. Topics include the benefits of different types of vitamins, the food pyramid, healthy children's recipes, how to read food labels, and keeping fit. Children can also submit their own questions. Check out the "Childhood Infections" section under "Parents" for information about appendicitis, meningitis, mumps, and more. For a good laugh, be sure to read the entry for that most common of all childhood afflictions, cooties. A great site but be patient this site may take a little longer to download.

Center For Science in the Public Interest Home page

The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) is a non-profit organization and advocacy organization that focuses on improving the safety and nutritional quality of foods. There are sections that can be used as supplements to health instruction such as nutritional quizzes, health facts, and a kid's index.

Dairy Council of California (DCC)

This site has relevant nutrition and health content for educators, health professionals, kids, parents and adults. It includes interactive learning tools for assessing diet and physical activity including a: Food Guide Pyramid learning game; Calcium assessment; Personal Nutrition Planner, and; Personal Fitness Planner. The site also contains nutrition education materials, recipes and many other informational and learning tools

Eating Disorder Referral and Information Center

The Eating Disorder Referral and Information Center is dedicated to the prevention and treatment of eating disorders. The web site provides information and treatment resources for all forms of eating disorders. In addition, general information is offered to the public about the treatment and prevention of eating disorders and they hope to promote social attitudes that enhance a healthy body image and self-esteem.

American Lung Association

The American Lung Association Home page offers an online resource for information on asthma and other lung diseases, tobacco control, and environmental health. It also provides the latest news, medical and legislative updates. This site will be helpful for students who are researching smoking and tobacco usage.

Overweight-Teen-Solutions.com

Whether it is better health, self-esteem or successful goal achievement, we help teenagers make smarter, healthier choices. We are an independent information gathering and research firm specializing in Teen Nutrition & Fitness, linking visitors to a wide variety of effective products, treatments and technologies known to be of Exceptional Quality and Value!

Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures

This web site has very good information for children regarding maintaining good oral hygiene. You will need to register to gain access.