Adolescence

Bodyworks for Teens (PDF | 11 MB)

DHHS. Office on Women’s Health.

Small changes with eating healthy foods and exercising can help you feel good, look your best, and have lots of energy. BodyWorks For Teens is a toolkit that can help you make these small changes.


America's Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being

DHHS

Health and other statistics on children and families.


Girls health logo Healthy Eating Basics: Nutrition

DHHS. OWH. National Women's Health Information Center.

Provides information on how to use MyPyramid and determine nutrient needs.


MedlinePlus: Teen Health

DHHS. NIH. National Library of Medicine.


Snacking Patterns of U.S. Adolescents (PDF | 436 KB)

USDA. ARS. Food Surveys Research Group.

Highlights adolescent snacking patterns, and assesses nutrient intake and calorie intake from snacks based on 2005-2006 NHANES data. Published October 2010.


Take Charge of Your Health: A Guide for Teenagers!

DHHS. NIH. NIDDK. Weight-control Information Network.

Helps teenagers learn about their needs for good nutrition and physical activity. Also in PDF |2.0 MB.


Children Playing Basketball TeensHealth Food & Fitness

Nemours Foundation. KidsHealth.

Provides a list of resources for teens to learn about making healthy choices. Also includes information on steroids, strength training, and eating disorders.


Media-Smart Youth: Eat, Think, and Be Active!

DHHS. NIH. National Institute of Child Health & Human Development.

An interactive program to help 11 to 13-year olds think critically about how the media can affect food and physical activity choices.


Body Image & Self-Esteem

Nemours Foundation. KidsHealth.

Helps teens learn about the factors effecting their self-esteem as well as tips for boosting self-concept.


Girl in front of mirror Putting It All Together: Body Image

DHHS. OWH. National Women's Health Information Center.

Provides information on body image and its relation to self-esteem.


Spot the Block character Spot the Block: Using the Nutrition Facts Label to Make Healthy Food Choices -- A Program for Tweens

DHHS. FDA. Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.

An FDA/Cartoon Network initiative offers simple, actionable information for tweens, encouraging them to seek out the Nutrition Facts on the food label, understand the information it provides, and use it for making healthful choices related to their own dietary management.


Teen BEAT - Basic Exercise & Activity Tracker

Dairy Council of California. Healthy Eating Made Easier.

Helps adolescents determine physical activity levels.


TeensHealth A Guide to Eating for Sports

Nemours Foundation. KidsHealth.


TeensHealth Female Athlete Triad

Nemours Foundation. KidsHealth.


MCH Library Knowledge Path: Nutrition in Children and Adolescents

Georgetown University. Maternal and Child Care Health Library.

Contains selections of recent, high quality resources and tools for staying abreast of new developments and conducting further research. Components of a knowledge path include links to Web sites, electronic publications, databases, and discussion groups.


MCH Library Knowledge Path: Overweight and Obesity in Children and Adolescents

Georgetown University. Maternal and Child Health Library.

Components of this knowledge path include links to Web sites, electronic publications, databases, and discussion groups related to the topic of overweight and obesity in children and adolescents.


MCH Library Knowledge Path: Physical Activity and Children and Adolescents

Georgetown University. Maternal and Child Health Library.

Contains selections of recent, high quality resources and tools for staying abreast of new developments and conducting further research on the topic of physical activity and children and adolescents.