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Health Topics:

Nutrition:

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MyPlate Kids' Place: Games, recipes, tips for healthy eating, and information on portion control, food groups, weight manangement

Body weight status can be categorized as underweight, healthy weight, overweight, or obese.  Body mass index (BMI) is a useful tool that can be used to estimate an individual's body weight status.  This BMI Percentile Calculator will determine the BMI for children and teens.

Drugs and Alcohol:

Too Smart to Start: Did you know that most young people aged 12-20 do not drink?  Visit this website for facts about alcohol use and reasons why it is smart not to start drinking.

Trying to quit smoking can be hard, especially if you have friends who smoke.  http://teen.smokefree.gov offers fun and informative resources for teens who want to quit. Take online quizzes, find out your triggers, learn about the harmful effects of tobacco, and get the help YOU want - how you want. Teens can also subscribe to receive text messages from SmokefreeTXT

Effects of Tobacco, Alcohol, and Drugs on the Developing Adolescent Brain: A brief explanation of the way tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs effect the brains of children and teens.

Physical Activity:

Launched by the First Lady, the Let's Move initiative is dedicated to solving the problem of obesity so that children and adolescents can grow up healthier and pursue their dreams.

Emotional Health:

Coming soon!

Heart Health:

Today, hands-only CPR is an easy two-step process that anyone can learn and it can help save a life.  Watch this video to learn the simple steps of saving a life with hands-only CPR.