Find online resources for proper diet and nutrition
- 10 Tips to Eating
Healthy- Provides easy to follow tips that can help you
achieve a healthier diet.
Vitamin D May Help Promote Weight Loss- recent research
suggests that overweight people with higher rates of Vitamin D,
were more successful at losing weight.
- Powerful Bones, Powerful Girls- Site for young girls
featuring games, quizzes, e-postcards, and ideas for increasing
- GirlsHealth.gov- Created to help girls (ages 10-16)
learn about health, growing up, and issues they may face. Great
- Spot the Block- An FDA/Cartoon Network for
young people, to encourage using the Nutrition Facts on the food
label to make healthful choices.
- How Many Fruits & Vegetables do you Need?- this
interactive website from the USDA can help you understand how many
fruits and vegetables you need according to your age.
- Del Monte- Health and nutrition page that
includes fun fruits and vegetable recipes, nutrition facts, and
health related articles. Great recipes!
- CDC's BAM! Food and Nutrition page- great
nutrition and food facts for young people just like us!
To Eat from a Vending Machine- this page will give you some
great tips on how to make the best and healthiest choice when
buying snacks from a vending machine.
- Nutrition Facts
Label-the Nutrition Facts label is great resource to
learn more about the food that we are consuming. However, very few
people know how to actually read it! Find out some key things you
need to look out for when reading a Nutrition Facts label.
- Foods that help Build
Muscle- in this article, you will learn than building
muscle takes much more than lifting weights. You also need to eat
foods that help build muscles.
Access- the difference between bottled and tap water.
Get information about fast food restaurants, packaged and
processed foods, snacks, sodas and other “junk” foods
- The Truth about McDonald's and Children- this
article, written by Morgan Spurlock (creator of Super Size Me),
talks about how McDonald's advertising campaign focuses on getting
children at a younger and younger age.
- Fast Food Facts- is a
great website that will help you find those nutrition fact labels
that are not listed on many foods purchased from fast food
restaurants. You can find nutritional information on most food
served at 22 popular fast food restaurants.
Beware of Movie Popcorn- did you know that movie popcorn can be
a "fat bomb". Check it out!
- Soda and Its Links to Obesity- this
presentation talks about the dangers of consuming too much
Why does healthy food cost more than junk food?- as much as we
try to encourage others to buy healthy food, the fact is that junk
food costs less. Why?
Access information about proper exercise and physical
Discover how to mobilize and drive positive change in your
- EmpowerME- with over 1 million members strong, this
website does a great job of empowering youth to take action. This
website can inspire you to eat healthier and move more, to motivate
each other, and to be a solution to America's obesity
Bill 351- created by Salas. If passed, would exempt physical
education classes to students who participate in other activities.
What are your thoughts?
Healthy Selection Campaign- teens from Baldwin Park have worked
and advocated hard to create this very new and innovative campaign
that has been formally adopted in the city!
outcome oriented youth advocacy group.
South Los Angeles vs. West Los Angeles- why are there so many
differences between these communities? Do something about it!