Family Wellness Resources
Parents and students can find information from reliable sources to learn about health, wellness and nutrition. Click on the link for easy online access to both local and national resources.
Nutrition and Health Information Resources
Eat Smart, Be Fit Maryland
This website provides information for Maryland families on eating right and being active with a focus on local community events and resources.
Fruits and Vegetables
This website provides information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on the health benefits of eating fruits and vegetables.
Fruits and Veggies More Matters
This website provides busy parents with recipes, serving ideas, shopping advice, and creative ideas for including more fruits and vegetables in the family eating plan.
Fuel Up to Play 60
The National Dairy Council provides information and a variety of interactive tools on nutrition, health and wellness for parents, children and teachers.
Maryland State Department of Education: Take 15 for the Health of It
This website provides practical tools for parents to help children develop good eating habits, enjoy physical activity, and deal with sensitive issues such as body image and drug and alcohol use. It includes tip sheets and a yearly calendar of daily activities that parents can do with their children to teach habit habits.
This website features the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) ChooseMyPlate, which provides information on how to create a personalized eating plan and balance food intake with physical activity, as well as interactive learning tools for adults and children.
This website includes links to a wealth of information from across federal government agencies on nutrition, food facts, healthy eating, physical activity, and food safety.
School Nutrition Association: Information for Parents
Provides information and resources to assist parents on food wellness policies, healthy recipes, nutrition education, and school meal facts.
National Health and Nutrition Associations
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly The American Dietetic Association)
American Cancer Society
American Diabetes Association
American Heart Association
International Food Information Council
School Nutrition Association
Food Allergy Information
The Food Allergy Network
Food and Nutrition Information Center
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Vegetarian Nutrition Resources
These websites provide a variety of information and recipes on vegetarian nutrition and eating for adults and children.
Food Safety Information
Gateway to Government Food Safety Information
Partnership for Food Safety Education
Nutrition Fun for Kids
This website is a great resource for teachers looking for a fun way to teach children about the importance of eating fruits and vegetables. In addition to complete lesson plans, crossword puzzles, coloring pages and music/songs are also available.
This website provides a comprehensive overview of the First Lady’s initiative “Let’s Move,” which focuses on reducing childhood obesity by incorporating healthy eating, physical activity, and family and community support and involvement.
MyPlate Kids’ Place
This website features interactive games, activity sheets, videos, songs, recipes and more for children.
This website has a variety of interactive games and activities for children to play to learn about healthy eating and physical activity.