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Nutrition & Fitness Center for Kids

  • Bike Safety Bike Safety

    Some simple rules can keep you safe on two wheels. Lean more about bike riding in this article for kids.

  • Bob Bowman: Tips from a Gold Medal Coach Bob Bowman: Tips from a Gold Medal Coach

    Michael Phelps swims like a champ and has the Olympic gold medals to prove it. Get sports advice from his longtime coach, Bob Bowman.

  • Broken Bones Broken Bones

    What happens when you break a bone?

  • Cuts, Scratches, and Abrasions Cuts, Scratches, and Abrasions

    If you're wearing a bandage right now, chances are you have a cut, scratch, or abrasion. Find out more about them in this article for kids.

  • Dehydration Dehydration

    Our bodies need water to work properly. Find out more in this article for kids.

  • Five Ways to Avoid Sports Injuries Five Ways to Avoid Sports Injuries

    Sports injuries often can be prevented. Find out how in this article for kids.

  • How to Be Safe in Ice and Snow How to Be Safe in Ice and Snow

    Winter is a fun time of year. But while you're out having fun, you have to know how to be safe. Check out our article for kids to learn how to stay safe in snow and cold weather.

  • How to Be Safe When You're in the Sun How to Be Safe When You're in the Sun

    It's fun to be outside on a hot, sunny day. But too much sun and heat can make you feel terrible. Find out how to stay safe in this article for kids.

  • Nosebleeds Nosebleeds

    Ever get a nosebleed? Lots of kids have had at least one. To learn more, follow your nose to this article for kids.

  • Panner's Disease Panner's Disease

    Panner's disease is a painful bone condition linked to overuse of the elbow. Kids with Panner's disease need to avoid all activities that cause pain so the bone can heal.

  • Sports Physicals Sports Physicals

    If you play team sports, you may have had a sports physical. A sports physical is a visit to the doctor to make sure you're in good enough shape to play the sport you want to play.

  • Steroids Steroids

    You've probably heard about sports stars using steroids to get stronger. Find out why these illegal drugs are bad news.

  • Stitches Stitches

    Most kids need stitches at one time or another to help a cut heal properly. Read this article to learn all about stitches and what they do.

  • Strains and Sprains Are a Pain Strains and Sprains Are a Pain

    What's a sprain? What's a strain? Find out in this article for kids.

  • What Girls Say About: Sports What Girls Say About: Sports

    Girls who like sports really like them - even more than texting or the mall. And most girls who say they don't like sports want to get better at them.

  • Winter Sports: Sledding, Skiing, Snowboarding, Skating Winter Sports: Sledding, Skiing, Snowboarding, Skating

    You'll have more fun if you stay safe in the cold and snow. Find out how in this article for kids.

  • Being Safe in the Kitchen Being Safe in the Kitchen

    Cooking and baking are lots of fun - as long as you stay safe. Read this article for safety tips before you head into the kitchen.

  • Breakfast Breakfast

    Did you eat breakfast today? Find out why it's important.

  • Caffeine Caffeine

    Should kids have caffeine? And what is it exactly? Find out in this article for kids.

  • Eating for Sports Eating for Sports

    Eating nutritious foods and the right drinks can help you perform better on the playing field. Learn how to eat for sports by reading this article for kids.

  • Figuring Out Food Labels Figuring Out Food Labels

    The food label on a food package is a lot like the table of contents in a book - it tells you exactly what the food contains. Read our article for kids for more about food labels.

  • Go, Slow, and Whoa! A Kid's Guide to Eating Right Go, Slow, and Whoa! A Kid's Guide to Eating Right

    Want to eat healthier? It's easy when you learn the difference between Go, Slow, and Whoa foods!

  • How to Read a Recipe How to Read a Recipe

    Recipes explain how to cook different foods. Once you know how to follow a recipe, you can get cooking!

  • Is Dieting OK for Kids? Is Dieting OK for Kids?

    What is dieting and should kids do it, too? Find out in this article for kids.

  • Learning About Calories Learning About Calories

    You've probably heard about calories. Are they good or bad for you? Find out in this article for kids.

  • Learning About Carbohydrates Learning About Carbohydrates

    Carbohydrates (carbs) are a part of food. Find out why you need them in this article for kids.

  • Learning About Fats Learning About Fats

    How much fat should be in your daily diet? Find out in this article for kids.

  • Learning About Proteins Learning About Proteins

    You probably know you need to eat protein, but what is it? Many foods contain protein, which kids need to grow properly and stay healthy.

  • Minerals Minerals

    Just like vitamins, minerals help your body grow, develop, and stay healthy. Find out more about minerals in this article for kids.

  • MyPlate Food Guide MyPlate Food Guide

    MyPlate is designed to make it easier to understand healthy eating.

  • School Lunches School Lunches

    Lunch is a great part of the school day. Find out why what you eat can rev you up - or slow you down - for the afternoon ahead.

  • Take a Look at Cooking Take a Look at Cooking

    Do you like to eat? If so, you might like to learn to cook. Find out how in this article for kids.

  • Vitamins Vitamins

    How vital are vitamins? Find out in this article for kids.

  • What If I Don't Like Sports? What If I Don't Like Sports?

    Sports can be challenging when you're new to them, but they also can be really fun. Take a second look at sports - and learn other ways to be active - in this article for kids.

  • When Snack Attacks Strike When Snack Attacks Strike

    Snacks can keep kids going between meals. Find out more in this article, with links to easy recipes you can try.

  • Why Drinking Water Is the Way to Go Why Drinking Water Is the Way to Go

    All living things need water to survive. Find out more in this article for kids.

  • Celiac Disease Celiac Disease

    People with celiac disease can't eat gluten, which is found in many everyday foods, such as bread. Find out more by reading this article for kids.

  • Cystic Fibrosis: Diet and Nutrition Cystic Fibrosis: Diet and Nutrition

    Kids who have cystic fibrosis need to eat extra calories to stay healthy. Find out why in this article for kids.

  • Egg Allergy Egg Allergy

    Babies sometimes have an allergic reaction to eggs. If that happens, they can't eat eggs for a while. But the good news is that most kids outgrow this allergy by age 5.

  • Food Allergies Food Allergies

    Struggling with strawberries? Petrified of peanuts? Sorry you ate shellfish? Maybe you have a food allergy. Find out more in this article for kids.

  • Nut and Peanut Allergy Nut and Peanut Allergy

    A growing number of kids are allergic to nuts and peanuts. Find out more about this problem and how allergic kids can stay healthy.

  • Be a Fit Kid Be a Fit Kid

    A lot of people talk about fit kids, but how do you become one? Here are five rules to live by, if you want to eat right, be active, and keep a healthy weight.

  • How to Compete in Sports How to Compete in Sports

    Sometimes sports competition can make kids feel pressure. If it's too much, a kid might not have as much fun as before. Find out what to do if this happens to you.

  • Kids Ask Cal Kids Ask Cal

    What's it like to be a pro athlete? In these video clips, baseball legend Cal Ripken Jr. answers this question and others from kids.

  • Playgrounds Playgrounds

    Kids love playgrounds and why not? Find out how to make the most of your next trip to the park.

  • Swimming Swimming

    Kids love to spend hot days splashing around in a pool or the ocean. But drowning is the second most common cause of death from injuries among kids under the age of 14. Learn how to be safe.

  • Video: Study Break Yoga Video: Study Break Yoga

    Time to take a study break! Stretch out, unwind, and refresh so you can get back to your homework.

  • Video: Welcome Home Yoga Video: Welcome Home Yoga

    You're home from a long day at school. Unwind with Welcome Home Yoga.

  • What Girls Say About: Sports What Girls Say About: Sports

    Girls who like sports really like them - even more than texting or the mall. And most girls who say they don't like sports want to get better at them.

  • What If I Don't Like Sports? What If I Don't Like Sports?

    Sports can be challenging when you're new to them, but they also can be really fun. Take a second look at sports - and learn other ways to be active - in this article for kids.

  • Why Exercise Is Wise Why Exercise Is Wise

    Exercise can help keep a kid's body fit and healthy. Learn more about what exercise can do for you in this article for kids.

  • Yoga for Lowering Stress Yoga for Lowering Stress

    Yoga uses calming breathing and feel-good stretches to relax you. Find out more and give it a try.

  • Be a Fit Kid Be a Fit Kid

    A lot of people talk about fit kids, but how do you become one? Here are five rules to live by, if you want to eat right, be active, and keep a healthy weight.

  • Body Mass Index (BMI) Body Mass Index (BMI)

    Body mass index (BMI) is a calculation that uses your height and weight to estimate how much body fat you have. BMI, although not a perfect method for judging someone's weight, is often a good way to check on how a kid is growing.

  • Is Dieting OK for Kids? Is Dieting OK for Kids?

    What is dieting and should kids do it, too? Find out in this article for kids.

  • Losing Weight: Brandon's Story (Video) Losing Weight: Brandon's Story (Video)

    Brandon started biking and it changed his life. Find out how he got healthy.

  • Should I Gain Weight? Should I Gain Weight?

    Some kids think they're too thin and want to gain weight. Find out more in this article for kids.

  • What Being Overweight Means What Being Overweight Means

    Being overweight has become a serious problem for many kids and adults. Find out what it means to be overweight in this article just for kids.

  • What's the Right Weight for Me? What's the Right Weight for Me?

    TV shows, movies, and magazines show pictures of people who are thin. Does that mean being thin is best? Not necessarily. Find out more by reading this article for kids.

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