- The National Association for Sport and Physical
(NASPE, 2004) recommends that elementary school children
daily from one to several hours of age appropriate physical
- Participate in several bouts of physical
least 15 minutes, and
- Avoid extended periods (two or more
- Excessive television viewing is one
contributor to decreased levels of physical activity among children.
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that children have no
more than 1-2 hours a day of screen time (i.e., TV, video, and
- 2005 Dietary Guidelines
for Americans provide the current dietary and
physical activity recommendations for adults.
- Body and Mind
is an interactive web site for children to learn about nutrition,
physical activity and health.
- MyPyramid is an
interactive tool for children and adults to learn about healthy
- Cook It Quick provides
quality nutrition information on
a variety of topics.
Can! is a national program designed as a one-stop resource
for parents and caregivers interested in practical tools to help
children 8-13 years old stay at a healthy weight.