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  • Activity Plan - Ideas about what your family can do to be active together.
  • ChooseMyPlate.gov - Learn all about the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, weight management, calories, fitness and more.
  • Especially for Moms - Provides recipes, videos and tips just for parents. 
  • Fitness And Your 6 to 12-Year-Old-ChildKids this age need physical activity to build strength, coordination, confidence, and to lay the groundwork for a healthy lifestyle. Here are some ways to keep your kids moving.
  • Kids Rock Nutrition in the Kitchen - Watch how to make chicken packets and a berry parfait.
  • Let's Move For Parents - 5 simple steps for success.
  • Media-Smart Youth - A 10-lesson program where kids learn important lessons about media analysis, nutrition, and physical activity.
  • Nutrition and Fitness - KidsHealth - How do you feed a picky eater or encourage a child who hates sports to play outside? Learn how to keep your child healthy with the right foods and exercise.
  • Physical Activity - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Guidelines for the amount of physical activity kids need.
  • Physical Activity - Let's Move - Opportunities for kids to be physically active, both in and out of school and create new opportunities for families to be moving together.
  • Recreation.Gov - If you like biking, camping and boating, then this is the website for you. Find out about fun, outdoor activities.
  • School Health - Tips and advice for parents on getting involved in their child's school health
  • Sports and Fitness - Find information about team sports for kids, reaching physical health milestones and more.
  • Walk or Bike To School - Walking promotes physical activity, learning safe walking skills and reducing traffic congestion, pollution and speed near schools.
  • We Can! Parent Program - Teaches essential skills to help families make healthy food choices, become more physically active, and reduce recreational screen time. 

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