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PROGRAM / ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION WEBSITE
General Physical Activity Resources
Active Extensive on-line listings of listings of local sports, recreation and events. A great place to find organized athletics in our neighborhood beyond the common sports www.active.com
Active Living by Design Active Living by Design establishes innovative approaches to increase physical activity through community design, public policies and communications strategies. www.activelivingbydesign.org/
American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, recreation & Dance The American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, recreation and Dance (AAHPERD) is the largest organization of professionals supporting and assisting those involved in physical education, leisure, fitness, dance, health promotion, and education and all specialties related to achieving a healthy lifestyle. www.aahperd.org/index.cfm
American College of Sport Medicine The American College of Sports Medicine promotes and integrates scientific research, education, and practical applications of sports medicine and exercise science to maintain and enhance physical performance, fitness, health, and quality of life. www.acsm.org
American Council on Exercise Professional research resource for health and fitness www.acefitness.org
BAM! Body and Mind Centers for Disease Control and Prevention BAM! Body and Mind is an Online destination for kids, 9-13 years old, created by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention(CDC). BAM! Body and Mind gives the kids the information they need to make healthy lifestyle choices. BAM! Body and Mind also serves as an aid to teachers, providing them with interactive, educational, and fun activities that are linked to the national education standards for science and health. www.bam.gov/
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 improved walking and bicycling environments. The Center works through strategic alliances with physical activity experts, local health departments, community-based organizations and like-minded public and private-sector partners www.caphysicalactivity.org/
California Governor's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports Professional resource of health and fitness field. calgovcouncil.org/
California Task Force on Youth and Workplace Wellness Has made a commitment to support the integration of quality physical activity into the lives of every Californian. www.wellnesstaskforce.org/classparks/programs/quest_apex.htm
ESPN Play Your Way Program Youth fitness initiative that empowers kids ages 7 to 12 to get fit and remain physically active. Play your way encourages youth to develop games that can be played with traditional and nontraditional materials. disney.go.com/playyouway/index.html
Exercise for Children Professional research resource of health and fitness field www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/exerciseforchildren.html
Exercise for Seniors Professional research resource of health and fitness field www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/exerciseforseniors.html
Fitness Fever This site offers activities, experiments,recipes,nutrition information, active games and resource information for teachers. www.health.state.mn.us/fitness/
FitSource This site links childcare and after school providers to a wide variety of physical activity and nutrition resources. There are links to activities, lesson plans, healthy recipes,information and parents and many other downloadable tools. www.nccic.org/fitsource/index.cfm
Healthy People 2010 Fitness challenge for Americans to improve health trends toward wellness. Health information including: online health check-up,dietary guidelines, health care decisions and so on. www.healthypeople.gov/
Healthy Women Build Healthy Communities Provides an online toolkit to help women create a personal program to eat healthier and be more physically fit. www.hrsa.gov/WomensHealth/toolfit/menu.html
Kidnetic Kid based website with games, facts and recipes to help children understand food, feelings and fitness for better health. www.kidnetic.com
Kids in Action Interactive website featuring healthy recipes, fun games, and information for parents. www.fitness.gov/funfit/kidsinaction/kidsinaction_03.html
National Alliance for Youth Sports Advocacy and promotion and athletics and activity in school-age children. Links for kids, parents, administrators and coaches. www.nays.org
National Association for Girls and Women in Sports Encourages females to be physically active. www.aahperd.org/nagws
National Association for Health and Fitness The National Association for Health and Fitness exists to improve the quality of life for individuals through the promotion of physical fitness, sports and healthy lifestyles. www.physicalfitness.org
National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance Learn how to end size discrimination and improve the quality of life for plus size people. www.naafa.org
National Center for Bicycling and Walking The mission of the National Center for Bicycling and Walking is to help create bicycle-friendly and walkable communities by encouraging and supporting the efforts of individuals,organizations and agencies. www.bikewalk.org
National Coalition for Promoting Physical Activity The coalition's mission is to help communities achieve the Healthy People 2010 Physical Activity Objectives. www.americanheart.org/presenter.jhtml?identifier=4664
National Recreation and Park Association News and stories about community recreation and preservation of parks, trails and nature. www.nrpa.org
On the Move Program Physical activity programming www.moveit.org
Partnership for a Walkable America The partnership for a Walkable America is a national coalition working to improve the conditions for walking in America and to increase the number of Americans who walk regularly. www.walkableamerica.org
PE Central PE Central has an extensive database of physical activity lessons and games. The ability to search by age group and type of activity makes it particularly useful www.pecentral.org
PE4life PE4life is dedicated to inspiring active, healthy living by advancing the development of quality, daily physical education programs for all children. www.pe4life.org/
Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center Walk and bike to school website www.walkableamerica.org
President's Council On Physical Fitness and Sports Information on nutrition and physical activity. www.fitness.gov
Skillastics Classroom board games to encourage physical challenges for all kids to learn and master sports skills. www.skillastics.com
SPARK (Sports, Play and Active recreation for Kids) Physical Education Sample lesson plans for physical education programs. Preschool through eighth grade plans available. On-site training is also available. www.sparkpe.org
Sports 4 Kids The mission of Sports 4 Kids is to provide opportunities to enhance the health and well being of youth and communities. The resources section of this website has downloadable physical activity curricula, games and activities. www.sports4kids.org
Team up for Youth Team up for Youth promotes the healthy development of young people by strengthening and expanding after-school sports programs, particularly those serving low-income neighborhoods. www.teamupforyouth.org
Verb Crossover for Community based Youth Organizations Materials designed to help move students to action and make physical activity a natural part of everyday. www.cdc.gov/youthcampaign
Verb Youth Medical Campaign This site includes resources and information to make physical activity "cool" for teens. www.cdc.gov/youthcampaign/index.htm
VERB-Centers for Disease Control and Prevention The VERB campaign encourages young people ages 9-13 (teens) years to be physically active every day. www.cdc.gov/youthcampaign
Wellness Councils of America Fitness Link. www.welcoa.org/about.htm
     
PROGRAM / ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION WEBSITE
Physical Activity Specific Resources
Aerobics    
About Aerobics Aerobics and aerobic exercise fitness programs along with many other fitness related subjects such as diet and dance. www.aboutaerobics.com/
Turnstep Dictionary of Moves Aerobics dictionary of animated pictures and descriptions for many aerobics moves. www.turnstep.com/Moves/index.html
WebAerobics Information on Aerobics, books, certifications, fitness, health, instructors and nutrition. www.webaerobics.com/wao/privacypolicy.html
Baseball    
BAM! Body and Mind Information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-Baseball Activity Card www.bam.gov/sub_physicalactivity/activitycards_baseball.html
Little League Online Website for Little League for Baseball and Softball www.littleleague.org
Teaching Baseball to kids Helping kids play America's favorite pastime. www.recreate.com/Pages/articles/ssingle2.shtml
Basketball    
BAM! Body and Mind Information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-Basketball  Activity Card www.bam.gov/sub_physicalactivity/activitycards_basketball.html
National Junior Basketball HQ California-based national youth organization with over 25,000 participants in 6 states www.njbl.org/
Women's Basketball Online Women's Basketball Online is a comprehensive women's basketball site. womensbasketballonline.com/
Bicycling    
Bicycle Federation Bicycling website www.bikefed.org
Bicycle Federation - Pedestrian Issues Bicycling website www.prowalk.org
USA Cycling USA Cycling is the official cycling organization and is responsible for identifying, training and selecting cyclists to represent the United States in international competitions. www.usacycling.org
Football    
BAM! Body and Mind Information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-Football Activity Card www.bam.gov/sub_physicalactivity/activitycards_football.html
USA Football Find local leagues or learn how to start one. www.usafootball.com/
Fencing    
U.S. Fencing Association Fencing Website www.usfa.org
United States Fencing Association The mission of the USFA is to develop fencers to achieve international success and to administer and promote the sport in the USA. www.usfencing.org/usfa/
Gymnastics    
USA Gymnastics USA Gymnastics is the national governing body for the sport of gymnastics in the United States. www.usa-gymnastics.org/
Golf    
BAM! Body and Mind Information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-Golf Activity Card. www.bam.gov/sub_physicalactivity/activitycards_golf.html
Children's Golf Foundation Children's Golf Foundation is dedicated to teaching  children with disabilities how to play golf. Our goal is not just to teach these children how to hit a golf ball, but to teach them how to PLAY the GAME of golf. We start with PGA Golf Professionals teaching all of our classes. We also have Physical Therapists and a club maker to assist these children in learning how to play the game of golf www.childrensgolf.org
Running/Jogging/Walking    
America on the Move A national initiative dedicated to helping individuals and communities across the nation make positive changes to improve health and quality of life. Offers a walking program with group coordination and logs. www.americaonthemove.org
America Running Association The American Running Association advocates for improving health through running. www.americarunning.org/
     
PROGRAM / ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION WEBSITE
General Nutrition Resources
American Council on Science and Health The American Council on Science and Health (ACSH) is a consumer education consortium concerned with issues related to food, nutrition,chemicals,pharmaceuticals, lifestyle, the environment and health. www.acsh.org
American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology Learn about food allergies. www.aaaai.org
American Dietetic Association The ADA is the largest organization of food and nutrition professionals in the United States. You can find more in depth information on any topic by using the site search engine or Find-a-Dietitian (listing of registered Dietitians across the country). www.eatright.org
American Society for Nutrition Science Research Organization for Nutrition Science Professionals. Information about nutrition. www.nutrition.org
American Society for Nutrition: Nutrition Science Research Information about health, nutrition, prevention, wellness. www.healthfinder.gov
Body Positive Consider ways to live a healthy life at any weight. www.bodypositive.com
California Department of Education-Nutrition Resources and information related to child nutrition, nutrition education, food distribution programs, and the Child Nutrition and Physical Activity Advisory Council. www.cde.ca.gov/Is/nu/
California Dietetic Association Registered dietitian referral service and a variety of articles for topics of interest available under "Food for Thought". wwwdietitian.org/
California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom  The California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom works with K-12 teachers, and students to increase awareness and understanding of agriculture. www.cfaitc.org
California Garden Clubs Learn how to garden or use your garden skills to plant plants at different locations in the area you choose. www.cagardenclub.org
California Healthy Kids Resource Center The California Healthy Kids Resource Center maintains a comprehensive collection of health education materials for use by teachers, administrators and university faculty. www.californiahealthykids.org/c/@cQFhhrv_irf1c/Pages/index.html
California Network for Healthy Active Families The California Network is a partnership of over 200 public and private organizations seeking to achieve the goal of healthy California eating and increased physical activity. It is the state's largest network of its kind targeted towards limited income consumers. www.cachampionsforchange.net/en/index.php
California Project LEAN California Project Lean provides you with a wealth of resources, evaluations, articles and materials for promoting healthy eating and physical activity. www.californiaprojectlean.org
California School Garden Network Learn how to start and maintain a garden at school. www.csgn.org
CanFit The California Adolescent Nutrition and Fitness (CANFit) Program is statewide, organization whose mission is to engage communities and build their capacity to improve the nutrition and physical activity status of California's communities. www.canfit.org
Center of Nutrition Policy Promotion Information about my pyramid, my kids pyramid, dietary guidelines, my pyramid tracker. www.usda.gov/cnpp
Center for Disease Control and Prevention Information about the importance of good nutrition and how to make healthy eating a part of your life. www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/dnpa/nutrtion.html
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention- Growth Charts Download the current growth charts. Information on data tables and educational materials. www.cdc.gov/growthcharts
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-Nutrition Basics Do you ever feel like you can't keep up with the changes in technology? Sometimes it seems that way with dietary advice, as if things are always changing. While it's true that the fields of diet and nutrition are areas of evolving research, there are some basic concepts you can keep in mind. By knowing these basics, you will be better equipped to sort through nutrition research and dietary advice. Food Groups;Water;Dietary Fat;Carbohydrates;Protein;Vitamins and Minerals. www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/dnpa/nutrition/nutriton_for_everyone/basics/
Dairy Council of California Dairy Council of California has been an innovator in nutrition education. The Dairy Council's free nutrition education programs for educators and health professionals. www.dairycouncilofca.org
Dietary Guidelines for American 2005 Provides authoritative advice for people two years and older about how good dietary habits can promote health and reduce risk for major chronic diseases. www.healthierus.gov/dietaryguidelines
Eat Smart Play Hard Eat Smart. Play Hard. TM is about making America's children healthier. It's about practical suggestions that will help you motivate children and their caregivers to eat healthy and be active. www.fns.usda.gov/eatsmartplayhard/default.htm
FDA Kids Home Page This interactive website targets youth and provides excellent information on food, nutrition, food safety and health www.fda.gov/oc/opacom/kids/
Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network Learn about food allergies. www.foodallergy.org
Food and Agriculture Organization Information about nutrition locally and around the world. Provides information about eating healthy and about hunger in different countries. www.fao.org
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