Physical Activity

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.

Also Available: Physical Activity Tips for Youth, targeted to children 12-17 years of age.


Play Zoom Games

Public Broadcasting Service.

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


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.


Download SPARK Physical Education Lesson Plans

Sports, Play and Active Recreation for Kids (SPARK) Program.

Find PE games or get new PE ideas appropriate for early childhood through middle school.


Let's Get Moving!: Working Together to Promote Active Lifestyles in Young Children

University of California, Berkeley. Center for Weight & Health.

Toolkit designed to introduce quick and easy ways to incorporate physical activity into the daily routines of children ages 2-7. Available in English and Spanish.


Exercising with Disabilities


Get General Exercise Guidelines for People with Disabilities

National Center on Physical Activity and Disability.


Adults



Eat Healthy, Be Active Community Workshops

Health.gov

Six one-hour workshops based on the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans and 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. Workshops are designed to teach to adults in a wide variety of community settings.


Resources from the Weight-Control Information Network

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


MyPlate Icon Download MyPlate's Be Active Adults Tip Sheet (PDF | 840 KB )

USDA. Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion.

Part of the 10 Tips Nutrition Education Series.


Children jumping up Find Recommended Physical Activity Guidelines

DHHS. CDC. National Centers for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.


Download Fitness Indulgence

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension.

Aims to increase enthusiasm for physical activity by changing how you think about it.