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Nutrition & Fitness Center for Kids

  • 5 Ways to Avoid Sports Injuries

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

  • Bike Safety

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

  • Broken Bones

    What happens when you break a bone?

  • Dehydration

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

  • 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

    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

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

  • Pool Safety

    Swimming is a lot of fun! But even kids who know how to swim can have trouble in the water, so let's find out how to stay safe in the pool.

  • 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

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

  • 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.

  • 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

    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.

  • Caffeine

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

  • 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

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

  • Learning About Fats

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

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

  • 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

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

  • Vitamins

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

  • 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 Drinking Water Is the Way to Go

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

  • About Recipes for Kids With Diabetes

    Just like everyone else, kids who have diabetes need to eat a variety of healthy foods. Give these nutritious recipes a try!

  • About Recipes for Kids With Lactose Intolerance

    These recipes are especially for kids with lactose intolerance. Kids with lactose intolerance often need to limit or avoid dairy products.

  • Chex Chicken

    Isabella Gross of Nevada was invited to the White House because she won a national healthy recipe contest for creating this gluten-free recipe.

  • Pretzels

    Learn how to make pretzels in this kid-friendly recipe!

  • Summer Salmon

    Nicole Medina of Florida was invited to the White House because she won a national healthy recipe contest for creating this heart-healthy recipe.

  • Tortilla Bowl Deluxe

    Delaware's Braeden Mannering won a national healthy recipe contest with his Tortilla Bowl Deluxe. Give it a try!

  • 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.

  • 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

    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

    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

    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

    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.

  • Outdoor Water Safety

    Kids love to spend hot days splashing around in a pool or the ocean. But it's important to learn how to be safe.

  • 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

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

  • 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

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

  • 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.

  • 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

    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.

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