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Kids Health Websites

Government, nonprofit and commercial kids health websites compiled by the Federal Consumer Information Center.

 

 

 

Government Sites
(these sites are not maintained by kids.gov *)

Item 4 Girls Health - The www.4girls.gov web site, developed by the Office on Women’s Health in the Department of Health and Human Services gives girls between the ages of 10 and 16 reliable, current health information. The site focuses on many health topics that respond to adolescent girls’ health concerns and motivates girls to choose healthy behaviors using positive, supportive and non-threatening messages.
Item About Faces - This site gives great information about different parts of your face - from your eyes to your oral cavity
Item Air Quality Index - Learn how air pollution is measured, about the Air Quality Index (AQI), and how the index can be a quick way to tell people how good or bad something is. The AQI uses colors, and numbers, and words to tell you about the air.
Item America Museum of Natural History - Infection Detection Protection - Learn about microbes and infection. Learn about flu and how microbes spread.
Item BAM! - was created by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to answer kids' questions on health issues and recommend ways to make their bodies and minds healthier, stronger, and safer.
Item Children's Inn at NIH - Located in Bethesda, Maryland, National Institutes of Health (NIH) is the premier biomedical research facility in the world. Children receive treatment for illnesses such as cancer, heart, lung, blood, bone and growth disorders, mental illnesses, and HIV infection.
Item FDA Kids' Page - Learn about animal care, food safety, vaccines and much more about the Food and Drug Administration.
Item FEMA for Kids - This site teaches you how to be prepared for disasters and how you can prevent disasters by taking action now! You can also learn what causes disasters, play games, read stories and more.
Item Food Safety - Gateway to food safety information.
Item For Kids Only - The National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information advises - - be smart - - don’t start! Learn the facts on just saying no to alcohol, tobacco and other drugs.
Item For Students - Educational Resources - Office of Science Education - This site from the National Institute of Health lists links to great pages from various websites and learning tools to publications and more- all about science and health.
Item Freevibe.com - No lectures - just the facts. Learn the truth about drugs, how to be healthy, and best of all, how to have fun! This page is from the Office of National Drug Control Policy.
Item Get It Straight - The Facts About Drugs - This site, from the Drug Enforcement Administration, explains about the types of drugs and the effects they can have on your body. The is site also provides quizzes and activities.
Item Girl Power - HHS addresses health messages to the unique needs, interests, and challenges of today’s young girls.
Item Global Health Odyssey - Mini Tour for Kids - Information of field investigations, health promotion, laboratory investigations, and hazardous waste.
Item Global Health Odyssey Disease Cards - This card set has photos and information about some of the infectious diseases that Center for Disease Control studies. You can view the set online or download and print your own copy.
Item healthfinder - Fun way to learn about health and safety issues.
Item Indian Health Service Kids Page - Go to Indian Country with canine celebs McGruff and Scruff at the Indian Health Service's kid's page. This site features word-finds, a comic book, and a Native American newsletter for kids, but the best feature is the use of traditional Native American stories to teach kids decision-making skills about alcohol, drugs, gangs and abuse.
Item Kids' Quest On Disability and Health - This site helps kids to think about people with disabilities and some of the issues related to participation in daily activities, health, and accessibility.
Item Milk Matters - Kids and Teens - The games and activities on this page will help you to learn more about calcium, and why it’s important for strong bones and healthy teeth. You’ll also find out how much calcium you need every day, and what foods you can eat to get calcium
Item National Institute On Drug Abuse for Teens - The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) created this Web site to educate adolescents ages 11 through 15 on the science behind drug abuse. NIDA enlisted the help of teens in developing the site to ensure that the content addresses appropriate questions and timely concerns.
Item NIDCD Kids and Teachers - How loud is too loud? How does sound travel? The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (whew! that's a mouthful!) has the answers to these questions and lots more info on hearing and sound.
Item NIEHS Kids' Page - Learn how the environment affects your health. Get ideas for science projects, tackle some brainteasers, and more.
Item Powerful Bones. Powerful Girls - Healthy bones are important. Get tips on eating right and exercise, take a quiz to test your knowledge, and play some fun games along the way.
Item Smoke-Free Kids & Don't Smoke - The web site encourages adolescent girls (and boys!) to participate in soccer as a way to maintain physical fitness and resist pressures to smoke.
Item Soy Unica - Your body and mind are growing and changing every day. Explore your thoughts and feelings, and you'll discover more about yourself and accept the changes in your life.
Item Team Nutrition - To help meet the goal of healthier children, USDA launched Team Nutrition. Learn more about this initiative to help make implementation of the new policy in schools easier and more successful.
Item The Cool Spot - This is a place where you can learn about being yourself and getting the facts about underage drinking.
Item The Mine Safety and Health Administration - Look here for information about the dangers of playing near or in mines.
Item The National 4 H USA.org - 4-H is the youth education branch of the Cooperative Extension Service, a program of the United States Department of Agriculture. Each state and each county has access to a County Extension office for both youth and adult programs. 4-H is fun with friends. 4-H is learning and doing cool things. 4-H is meetings, camp, workshops, social activities, trips, and fairs. 4-H is leadership opportunities and helping others. 4-H is responsibility and hard work and success.
Item Tips4Youth - Tobacco Information and Prevention Source (TIPS) on how to save your money and your life! Plus some cool free stuff.
Item U.S. Air Force Services Family Member Programs - This page lists special programs and activities for kids and teens.
Item USDA for Kids - Learn about resource conservation, gardening and science to farming and food safety.
Item USFA Kids Page - The U.S. Fire Administration’s kids page is full of tips that can help you and your family be safe from fire. Test your knowledge identify fire hazards and escape planning knowledge.
Item Vince & Larry's Safety City - Here is some important information to keep in mind when you’re out-and-about.

Organization Sites
(these sites are not maintained by kids.gov *)

Item Alzheimer’s Associations Kids and Teens Page - This page provides resources to help you learn about Alzheimer’s disease and understand how it affects you.
Item American Dental Association's Animations and Games Page - Animations will show you how to brush and when a baby's teeth shed, demonstrate root canal treatment and more. There's also a "Visit The Dentist" story.
Item Computer Ergonomics for Elementary Schools - The CergoS web site will show you some simple ways to make sure that your body is safe and comfortable while using a computer.
Item For Kids Only - Be Smart Don't Start - Provides information on how to start anti-drug campaigns at your school, how to help a friend or loved one with a drug problem, and tips on how to just say no.
Item It's My Life - Read the Q&A's about different types of emotions, share your thoughts about concerns at school, and read what other kids have to say.
Item Kids Health for Kids - KidsHealth has information on dealing with feelings, staying healthy, diseases and fun stuff too.
Item KidsHealth - Dealing with feelings you are unsure of? Want to know more about your dreams? Kids talk - Check out the answers to all you questions.
Item Knowledge Network for Mental Illness - Kids Page - Learn about mental health--talking about how you think, feel, and act everyday. Are you mad, glad, sad, or scared? What do you do about it?
Item Mr. Rogers Neighborhood - Are you unsure about some ot the scary (violent) things you see on TV or read about? Make sure to talk about your concerns.
Item Smart-Mouth.org - A fun, interactive site to help children learn about nutrition. There are quick facts (called "Snacktoids"), recipes, articles, video clips, and games all designed to promote healthy eating habits.

Education Sites
(these sites are not maintained by kids.gov *)

Item Healthy Hopping - Find fun ways to be more active through jumping rope and how to have more nutritious meals and snacks.
Item Neuroscience for Kids - has been created for all students who would like to learn more about the nervous system. Enjoy the activities and experiments as you learn about the brain and spinal cord.
Item Out On A Limb - A Guide To Getting Along - This website is designed to help teach youth how to better manage conflicts and challenges they face on a daily basis. You can learn to manage conflicts peacefully while also having a lot of fun with Maria and her friends.

Commercial Sites
(these sites are not maintained by kids.gov *)

Item Brainpop.com - BrainPOP's unique, award-winning Health, Science and Technology (HS&T) content is based on original, animated movies created to explain the human body and the world around us in an engaging, interactive journey for kids.
Item Get Your Angries Out - Anger Management - Everyone gets the angries. But sometimes they make us say and do things that we don't really mean. Learn how to release those mads in safe ways, so that no one gets hurt and we feel better.

Item Pork 4 Kids - Food Fun Zone - Here's a fun page for kids so they will enjoy learning more about pork. This page contains a Food Pyramid Puzzle Game, Watch a Cartoon Show, and more.

Additional site - not originally listed in this resource but submitted by a ClevelandHealth.info user:

The Ultimate Resource Page on Food and Food Safety


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