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Whether playing sports for fun or walking for fitness, physical activity is an essential life activity. Many resources are available online to help adults and children learn more about health and fitness.

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Professional Organizations, Standards, and Materials
American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance (AAHPERD)
An alliance of six national associations and six district associations and is designed to provide members with a comprehensive and coordinated array of resources, support, and programs to help practitioners improve their skills and so further the health and well-being of the American public


Health, Physical Education, & Fitness

Starting Points

42explore Projects
Background information and links to quality websites, activities, webquests, and teaching materials

Short animation movies on health topics

Discovery Health from Discovery
A wide range of health topics

Health & Fitness from HomeWorkSpot
Organized, annotated links

Health & Safety from ThinkQuest
Explore a wide range of projects created by children and young adults for kids and teens

Matrix of WebQuest Examples
Explore webquests in health and fitness for grades 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, or adults

PE Central
Lots of resources for health and physical education for children and young adults

Resources for Teachers

Food Safety - Kids, Teens, and Educators
Information for kids, teens, teachers, and parents about food safety

Health and Physical Education from Family Education Network's Teacher Vision
Lessons, assessments, printables, and themes organized by Pre-K, K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12.

Keep Kids Healthy
Resources for parents and teachers at each age

Live and Learn
Health and safety information for young children

National Safety Council
Explore educational materials on safety

Team Nutrition
Resources related to nutrition and school lunch programs

Resources for Young Adults

Basal Metabolism Calculator
Check out this online calculator

Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Information about health travel, immunization, and health topics

Food Safety
Information about food and food safety

Medical portal with information about health and health issues
Information on health and medical issues

Medicine Net
Medical information by disease and condition, procedures and test, and medications

MEDLINE Plus from the NLM
Health topics, drug information, medical encyclopedia, dictionary, and directories

Mental Help Net
Information about mental health issues

National Health Societies

National Institutes of Health from the US Department of Health and Human Services
Health information and grant information

Medical and health information

World Health Organization
Information about health around the world


Resources for Children

BAM from the Center for Disease Control
Information about fitness, disease prevention, body, and mind

Colgate's Kids World
Dental, nutritional information and games

Dole 5 a Day
Information about nutrition and foods

FDA's Kid's Home Page from the Food and Drug Administration
Food safety, animals, vaccines, and teen scene information

Health Finder
Information and games about health

Infection Detection Protection from American Museum of Natural History
Information about microbes, bacteria, infection, and prevention

Great projects, activities, and idea for kids on health and safety topics

Milk Matters from the National Institue of Child Health & Human Development
Learn about the importance of milk for kids and teens

Nutrition Explorations
Learn about food and good nutrition

Research Starters: Olympic Games from Scholastic
Glossary, articles, and links

Star Sleeper from the National Institutes of Health
Information for children about the importance of sleep

Thermy for Kids from Food Safety and Inspection Service


Funding for this project was provided through a grant from Preparing Tomorrow's Teachers to Use Technology (PT3) from the US Department of Education.
Principal Investigator
Dr. Berhane Teclehaimanot, Principal Investigat r & Professor, College of Education

Created 2/03. Last Updated 4/13.