Promoting healthy lifestyles for children & families

Organizations

A healthier weight for a heathier life

There are no quick fixes when it comes to weight loss. Research shows that fad diets, medications, and herbal supplements do not work for long-term weight loss. This Kaiser Permanente site features tips about regular physical activity, healthy nutrition and gradual lifestyle changes.

About Face

A media literacy organization focused on the impact mass media has on the physical, mental and emotional well being of women and girls. Through practical and activist methods this group challenges our culture's overemphasis on physical appearance.

Alliance for a Healthier Generation

The Alliance for a Healthier Generation, a joint initiative between the American Heart Association and the William J. Clinton Foundation, works nationally to create awareness and real solutions for the childhood obesity epidemic.The goal of the Alliance is to stop the nationwide increase in childhood obesity by 2015 and to empower kids nationwide to make healthy lifestyle choices.

America on the Move

America on the Move is a community-wide program developed to improve health and quality of life by promoting healthful eating and active living among individuals, families, communities, and society by: bringing scientists and non-scientists from multiple disciplines together; translating cutting-edge science into accessible information for easy use; empowering individuals to take control of their

American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD)

AAHPERD’s mission is to promote and support leadership, research, education, and best practices in the professions that support creative, healthy, and active lifestyles. AAHPERD envisions a society in which all individuals enjoy an optimal quality of life through appreciation of and participation in an active and creative, health-promoting lifestyle.

American Public Health Association: Food and Nutrition Section

The American Public Health Association’s (APHA) Food and Nutrition Section has a long and rich history. The current membership is multidisciplinary and includes nutritionists, health behaviorists, physicians, food technologists, epidemiologists, health professionals, educators, and researchers interested in nutrition and policy issues.

California Adolescent Nutrition and Fitness Program (CANFit)

Since 1993, CANFit has been at the heart of the movement to improve healthy eating and physical activity environments for adolescents. From grassroots to government, CANfit works with community-based and youth-serving organizations to identify local solutions and support the development of culturally competent policy and practices.

California Center for Physical Activity

The California Center for Physical Activity creates opportunities for everyday activity by connecting partners to active living resources and helping develop more walkable and bikeable communities. The Center works through strategic alliances with physical activity experts, local health departments, community-based organizations and like-minded public- and private-sector partners.

CDC - Healthy Living

The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention's (CDC) "Healthy Living" website includes links to and information about a wide range of health topics, resources for staying healthy, and healthy life stages. It also includes information on various CDC-sponsored campaigns and programs, data and statistics, and publications and tools. You can also sign up for the new CDC Healthy Living podcasts.

Center for Healthy Weight: Community Resources

Stanford University's Center for Healthy Weight is an interdisciplinary, cross-departmental effort to tackle childhood obesity through advances in patient care, state-of-the-art research and the design and development of successful community programs. Their website includes information on a variety of Bay Area community programs that promote healthy eating and physical activity.