Physical and emotional health resources
Nutrition, exercise, and weight
Healthy weight: Maintaining a healthy weight starts with understanding your current body mass index (BMI). To find out where you and your family stand, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's BMI calculator.
Healthy diet: Choosing and preparing healthy food for you and your family is a whole lot easier when you have access to the right information, tools, and resources. Visit the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Choose MyPlate for healthy recipes, menu builders, food and fitness trackers, and comprehensive information for parents and teachers of children of all ages.
Active lifestyle: Whether you're 6 or 64, regular physical activity is the key to good health. Make sure you're getting enough — find out how much physical activity you need each day.
Bullying, peer pressure, stress, and depression
More than just a school-yard problem, bullying and peer pressure can affect a child's self-esteem, personality, and outlook on life. Learn how you can help detect it and take action to stop it.
Stress: Some stress is healthy, but too much can have negative health consequences. Learn to recognize the symptoms of stress and discover ways you and your family can let go of the stress in your lives.
Depression: Depression affects people of all ages, genders, and races. But it can be treated, and successful treatment begins with understanding its symptoms.
Asthma support for families
If you or a family member has asthma, learning to manage and control it is the key to maintaining an active and healthy lifestyle. Find out what asthma is all about, get advice on using asthma medicines, learn about asthma triggers, and know what to do in an emergency.
- The American Lung Association: For parents of children with asthma
- American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology: Just for kids: Allergy and asthma games, puzzles, and more
- Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America: What causes or triggers asthma?