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Staying Healthy

  • A Kid's Guide to Shots

    If you're old enough to read this, you've probably had most of your shots. But even bigger kids may need a shot once in a while. Find out more about them in this article for kids.

  • Alcohol

    Do you know how beer and other alcoholic drinks affect the body and mind? Find out in this article for kids.

  • Bad Breath

    How does your breath smell? Find out how to keep it smelling sweet in this article for kids.

  • 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.

  • Colds

    More than 200 viruses can cause colds. Because there are so many, there isn't a vaccination to prevent you from getting colds. Fortunately, your body already has the best cold cure — your immune system.

  • Dehydration

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

  • Glasses and Contact Lenses

    Sometimes the different parts of the eye don't work together the way they should. When this happens, people wear glasses or contact lenses. Find out more in this article for kids.

  • Going to the Audiologist

    When a kid has trouble hearing, an audiologist can help. That's a person specially trained to understand how hearing works and to help kids who don't hear normally.

  • How to Take Care of Your Teeth

    The healthier your teeth are, the happier you look. That's why it's important to take great care of your teeth by brushing, flossing, and visiting the dentist. Learn more.

  • Nosebleeds

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

  • Should I Gain Weight?

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

  • Sleepwalking

    Have you ever walked in your sleep? If so, you're not alone. Check out this article to find out more.

  • Smoking Stinks!

    Everyone says smoking is bad for you. Why? Find out in this article for kids.

  • Taking Care of Your Ears

    How do you take care of your ears? Find out 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.

  • What Sleep Is and Why All Kids Need It

    When you get a good night's sleep, it's like giving your body a tiny vacation. Find out the scoop on sleep in this article for kids.

  • What to Do if You Can't Sleep

    Are you having trouble sleeping? Find out how to get your ZZZZZs.

  • What's an Asthma Action Plan?

    If you have asthma, you'll want to have an asthma action plan. Find out more in this article for kids.

  • Why Do I Need to Wash My Hands?

    Washing your hands is the best way to stop germs from spreading. Learn all about the best way to wash your hands 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.

  • Breakfast

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

  • Caffeine

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Food Poisoning

    Did you ever eat something that made you feel ooky? It might have been food poisoning.

  • 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

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • The 5-Second Rule

    Did you ever eat something off the floor? Uh-oh. Time to read this article for kids about the 5-second rule.

  • 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.

  • What's Cholesterol?

    Chances are, you've heard about cholesterol a lot lately, but you might be wondering what it is. Here's your chance to get the lowdown in our article just 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.

  • 5 Ways to Avoid Sports Injuries

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

  • 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.

  • Can Kids With Asthma Play Sports?

    Kids who have asthma can and do play sports. Find out how to do it safely in this article for kids.

  • Dehydration

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

  • 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.

  • Kat's Asthma Story

    Kat doesn't let her asthma get in the way of playing sports. Find out how she does it in this article for kids.

  • Should I Gain Weight?

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

  • 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.

  • Video: Study Break Yoga

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

  • 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 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.

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