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Healthy Web Sites

 

Nutrition

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Fitness

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About Produce

http://www.aboutproduce.com

Learn about healthy benefits of fruits and veggies and access recipes from the Procudce for Better Health Foundation. In the Produce Patch, kids can have fun learning about fruits and vegetables.

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A Healthy Me

http://www.ahealthyme.com

Explore fitness, fun, family and a healthy lifestyle with links to cool tools, a medical library and a self care center.

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Center for Disease Control and Prevention

http://www.cdc.gov

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offers information, statistics on health and health issues.

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The Dole Company

http://dole5aday.com

Make eating fruits and vegetables fun with tips from the Dole Food Company.

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American Dietetic Association

http://www.eatright.org

Find a dietician in your area and access nutrition tips from the American Dietetic Association.

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U.S. Department of Education

http://www.ed.gov/parents/landing.jhtml

Read articles about your child's education and good health from the U.S. Department of Education.

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International Food Information Council

http://www.ific.org

Read about science-based food safety and nutritional issues from the International Food Information Council Foundation.

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Tufts University

http://www.navigator.tufts.edu

This site offers reviews of nutrition websites to help you find accurate and useful health information.

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Get Fit TN!

http://www.getfittn.com

Visit this state website for information on a variety of health topics.

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Web MD

http://www.WebMD.com

This site offer the WebMD Healthy Manager to find information on making better health and nutrition decisions.

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The ABCs of Yoga

www.abc-of-yoga.com

This site offers ideas for yoga beginners as well as seasoned yogis. There are safety tips, discussion forums, equipment information as well as yoga lessons one-line and gift ideas.

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Stretching

www.stretch.com/stretch.htm

This site offers a variety of different stretches for different parts of the body as well as multiple venues (airplanes, at your desk, before massage, etc.).

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Game On! Fitness Challenge

http://actionforhealthykids.org/gotuwc/index.php

This "ultimate" wellness challenge is a year-long program to challenge youth, their families and schools to incorporate healthy food choices and physical activity into their lives.

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Recipes

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The Dole Company

www.dole5aday.com 

Make eating fruits and vegetables fun with tips and recipes from the Dole Food Company.

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The Food Network

www.foodnetwork.com 

This site offers recipes for all occastions as well as instructional videos, a healthy eating and shopping link.

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Center for Disease Control and Prevention

http://healthymeals.nal.usda.gov/schoolmeals/Recipes/recipefinder.php?term=soup&search_type=text&mode=result&submit=Search+for+a+recipe

This CDC site is a recipes and menu-planning site. It also provides guidelines for food guidelines for food safety and special diets.

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Martha Stewart

http://marthastewart.com 

This site offers a variety of healthy meals and ideas as well as links to homemaking projects.

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Kraft Foods

http://www.kraftfoods.com 

This site is sponsored by Kraft and offers a variety of recipes for kids and families. Recipes are identified as healthy or not.

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Copy Kat

http://www.copykat.com

This site offers a variety of restaurant-style recipes you can make at home. They feature a varying scale of recipe difficulty, reviews, KidKuisine and a chat link.

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Whole Foods Market

http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/recipes/index.html

This site is sponsored by Whole Food Markets and offers a variety of recipes, meals on a budget, kitchen tips, samplers, and kid-friendly recipes.

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Better Homes & Gardens

http://www.recipes.bhg.com/recipes/index.jsp?ordersrc=google2recipes_channel&s_kwcid=recipes|348242842 

This site is sponsored by Better Homes and Gardens and offers over 15,000 recipes ideas. There are links to food and recipe slide shows and visitors can browse the recipes by course, cuisine type or main ingredients.

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Eating Well

www.eatingwell.com

This site offers links to recipes, health and dieting, kitchen tips and techniques, as well as nutritional news and special reports. In addition, there is a community blog, printable coupons, and more.

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Local Health Opportunities

   
 

Alcoa-Blount County-Maryville Parks & Recreation

http://www.Parksrec.com

This site features information on Blount County Parks and Recreation programs and activities throughout the year as well as a map of the Greenway system.

 

Smoky Mtn. Wheelmen

http://www.smwbike.org 

This local bicycling club site features information about Saturday rides and various biking events.

 

Foothills Striders Club

http://www.foothillstriders.org 

This site features information on Saturday morning rides, daily running groups and events such as hiking, running and biking.

 

Knoxville Track Club

http://www.ktc.org 

This site provides information on local and regional running events, photos, race results, a message board and youth athletics.

 

Race Day Events

www.racedayevents.net

This site offers information on area events for runners, swimmers, walkers, and cyclists.

 

Blount County Recreational Directory

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Blount BEneFITS, a subcommittee of the Blount County Health Initiative, has created a local recreational guide for individuals and families in the Blount County area that features healthy living tips and places to get out and move!

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Fitness Tips and Calculators

 

Calculators

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Shape Up America!

http://shapeup.org/fittips/20T_with%20Circles_FINAL_WEB.pdf 

This site is sponsored by Shape Up America and Sweet and Low sweetners and offers tips to get in shape with yor family.

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U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

http://www.smallstep.gov/login/login.cfm 

This federally sponsored website features the Small Step Ativity Tracker, an interactive on-line tool. The tracker allows you to set physical activity goals, enter and save your physical activity on a calendar, track and view a graph of your progress and earn an achievement certificate for reaching your goals.

 

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America on the Move

http://www.walking.about.com/cs/pedometers/p/aotm.htm 

This is an America on the Move website with tips and ideas for getting more exercise.

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The Daily Plate

http://thedailyplate.com/?ref=GoogleKWD&gclid=CIX1vu_A648CFQldgQodQWXdEw 

This site offers a free and easy way to track the calories you consume each day through a food journal, calorie calculator, and fitness log. There are feature articles and links to various related websites.

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PE Central

http://www.peclogit.org/logit.asp

This is a site where kids, parents and teachers can log their pedometer steps per day. It offers challenges from other steppers and even opportunities to compete in virtual hikes with classmates (learn the state capitals as you go).

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Cornerstone Fitness

www.cornerstonefitness.com/public/10ksteps.html#

Cornerstone Fitness offers a free 10K a day diary and information.

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Active Trainer Training Tools

www.coolrunning.com/log 

Active Trainer site offers a free online running journal to track and graph your personal running history. The log makes it easy to keep tabs on your progress towards your goals.

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Teacher Resources

 

Lesson Plans and Activities

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Video Placement Worldwide

www.vpw.com/educational

Video Placement Worldwide offers FREE DVDs and teacher materials in a variety of subjects for grades K-12.

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Center for Science in the Public Interest

www.cspinet.org

The CSPI offers free resources and information on how to improve your school's nutrition and physical activity environment.

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Center for Disease Control and Prevention

http://www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offers information, statistics and tools that schools can utilize to improve the health of their students.

 

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The Dole Company

http://dole5aday.com

Make eating fruits and vegetables fun with tips from the Dole Food Company.

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Get Active Stay Active

www.getactivestayactive.com

This site is geared towards middle and high school-aged teens. It provides goal setting for physical activity for the President's Fitness Challenge.

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Human Kinetics

www.humankinetic.com

Human Kinetics publishes the interdisciplinary curricula Planet Health, Eat Well Keep Moving and other health-related materials.

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International Food Information Council

http://www.ific.org

Read about science-based food safety and nutritional issues from the International Food Information Council Foundation.

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Nutrition Explorations

www.nutritionexplorations.org 

Access fun and easy ways to teach and learn nutrition from the National Dairy Council.

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Scrub Club

www.scrubclub.org/home.aspx

This is an interactive site that includes games, songs, webisodes and downloadable materials for teachers and parents. This site is geared towards students ages 3 to 8 years.

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The Educator's Reference Desk

www.eduref.org/cgi-bin/lessons/cgi/Physical_Education/

This site is features a Resource Guide, Lesson Plans, question archives as well as games and team sports links. There are grade spefici labels and are printer-friendly.

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FightBAC! Program (K-3)

www.fightbac.org/content/view/38/3

This FightBAC! site is for students in grades K through 3 and contains information and lesson plans about food and germ safety.

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FightBAC! Program (4-8)

www.fightbac.org/content/view/39/3/

This FightBAC! site is for students in grades 4 through 8 and contains information on germ experiments, FBI-type investigative cases, home food safety surveys, activities and a comprehensive teacher's guide.

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U.S. Food and Drug Administration

www.foodsafety.gov/~fsg/teach.html 

This government sponsored site is geared towards students in both middle and high schools and covers web and teacher resource guides, interactive videos, current and past issues of the FDA Consumer Magazine on-line, food and nutrition fact sheets, recalls and safety alerts, as well as food safety and nutrition websites.

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U.S. Food and Drug Administration

www.cfsan.fda.gov/~dms/lab-gen.html

This government sponsored site is great for teachers and families discovering how to properly use nutritional labeling.

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