BAM! Body and Mind, Physical Activity: Innovative tools for fitness, including a physical activity calendar, information about specific fitness activities, informational and fun quizzes, and a place to share fitness stories. Aimed at children and adolescents ages 9-13; created by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Be Active Kids (children's area): Games about healthy eating for children 4-5 years old. Sponsored in part by Be Active North Carolina, a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing physical activity and healthy lifestyle among North Carolinians.
Kidnetic, The Core Game Portal: Inspired ideas for active games. In "wet-head games," children click on a play area (indoors, outdoors, etc.) and obtain specific suggestions for physical games, a "scavenger hunt" engages children in a race to find different objects around their homes, and "move mixer" introduces lively dance steps. Site is affiliated with ACTIVATE, an educational outreach program designed for kids ages 9-12. (***Highly recommended because the computer games encourage physical activity!)
Powerful Bones: Site aimed at increasing physical activity and nutrition knowledge among girls 9-12. Includes games, information, a downloadable calendar, and quizzes. Created by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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