Children and Families

MyPlate Icon Download MyPlate Tips for Being an Active Family (PDF | 840 KB)

USDA. Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion.

Part of the 10 Tips Nutrition Education Series.


BAM girl Play BAM! Games for Your Body and Mind

DHHS. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Contains various games, quizzes, and other interactive features for kids ages 9-13.


Make Fitness Squares for Parents to Use with Kids (PDF | 158 KB)

University of Massachusetts Cooperative Extension.

Provides a fun activity for parents to increase children's physical activity.


Energize Yourself and Your Family

DHHS. NIH. NIDDK. Weight-control Information Network.


Girl jumping Encourage Jumping Rope for Physical Fitness

University of Illinois Extension. Urban Programs Resource Network.

Includes stunts, games, and snack ideas.


Help Kids Get Active!

Public Health Agency of Canada.

Targeted to children 5-11 years of age.


Help Youth Get Active!

Public Health Agency of Canada.

Targeted to youth 12-17 years of age.


Get Physical Activity Facts

DHHS. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Links to the Youth Physical Activity Guidelines Toolkit (PDF 2.3MB), which highlights community support strategies for youth and includes activities, handouts, and templates.


Play Games For Kids, By Kids

Public Broadcasting Service.


Read Guidelines for Children's Physical Activity

DHHS. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


Promote Healthy Habits Among Children (PDF | 466 KB)

North Dakota State University Extension Service.

Includes classroom activities and lessons.