Children and Families

MyPlate Icon Download MyPlate's Be An Active Family Tip Sheet (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 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 Visit Healthy Hopping

University of Illinois Extension. Urban Programs Resource Network.

Site encourages jumping roping for physical fitness, includes stunts, games, and snack ideas.


Physical Activity Tips for Children

Public Health Agency of Canada.

Targeted to children 5-11 years of age.


Physical Activity Tips for Youth

Public Health Agency of Canada.

Targeted to youth 12-17 years of age.


Making Physical Activity a Part of a Child's Life

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Web site helps parents get – and keep – their child active.


Play Zoom Games

Public Broadcasting Service.

Games to be played at home designed by kids, for kids.


Read Guidelines for Children's Physical Activity

DHHS. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


Activities to Promote Healthy Nutrition and Physical Activity Habits Among Children (PDF | 466 KB)

North Dakota State University Extension Service.

Includes classroom activities and lessons.


Get Fun Fitness Activities for Kids

Canadian Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.