The Food and Drug Administration web page, How to Lose and Manage
Weight - Watch Your Calories, Be Active provides tools for consumers
to use to achieve and maintain a healthy weight and lifestyle,
as well as information about FDA's recently announced program
to combat obesity. Special information addresses the important
issue of childhood obesity. The site also serves as a gateway
to information on obesity and weight loss from other government
agencies, such as the National Institutes of Health and the
U.S. Centers for Disease Control. Topics include Get Active,
Keep Fit, Lose Weight; Approved Obesity Treatment; You Can Lose
Weight - Hereís How; What Are 'Obesity' and 'Overweight; Are
You Overweight? Check Your Body Mass Index (BMI), and Weight
Loss for Children.
The American Heart Association offers tips to living a healthy
lifestyle by staying physically active and eating right. A section
addressing the health of children and youth provides parents
with ideas to encourage kids to eat well and be active.
This is the health, physical activity, fitness and sports information
website of the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports.
You can find out about the Council and its work, view our publications,
and link to the resources of other government agencies as well
as to health and fitness organizations. In addition, you can
learn more about taking the Presidentís physical activity challenge.
LAís BEST was created in 1988 by Mayor Tom Bradley to address
an alarming rise in the lack of adequate adult supervision of
children during the critical hours between 3 and 6 p.m. From
its inception, LA's BEST has maintained a balance of high quality
standards for education, enrichment, and recreation.
A highly interavtive, multi level website with educational tools
for kids and parents on topics ranging from indoor and outdoor
exercises, and nutrition to moderated message boards. Spearheaded
by the International Food Information Council Foundation (IFIC).
The Healthy Kids Challenge mission is to guide schools, communities,
and programs in creating solutions to help kids and families
Connect Health And Needs, Get Excited (C.H.A.N.G.E.). The success
of their initial project involving urban schoolkids, parents,
and teachers in 1998 led to plans for an ongoing initiative,
utilizing the vast reach of the magazine and web site to promote
and support the effort.