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JUST RUN is proud to offer the following links to other websites dedicated to youth running and fitness, nutrition, obesity prevention, and much more. To access the links, click on the category of interest shown below.

Adaptive P.E.
Adaptive P.E. InformationThis website has a tremendous amount of information on how to handle children with special needs. Activities, etc.
Coach's Asthma Clipboard ProgramThe Coach's Asthma Clipboard Program (CACP) was launched in January 2006 in Minnesota and Utah and quickly spread to other states. There is a 30 minute educational program available online that encourages those involved in Youth Sports to understand how to help athletes properly manage asthma during athletic events. The program uses Flash Media 8 and teaches medication management, ways to prevent exercise induced asthma, steps to take when an athlete is having an asthma attack, and many other important subjects.

 

Girls Fitness
Girls on the RunGreat website for information Youth Running - with advice specifically aimed at young girls.
Go Girl Go national life / athletic programA nationwide curriculum program based on testimonials and stories of world class female athletes comments on important young women's issues.
Women's Sports FoundationHomepage of the Women's Sports Foundation with sports and fitness information for women and girls.
Fitness and Health Site for GirlsGovernment website specifically aimed at fitness and health and lifestyle tips for girls.
Women's and Girls Physical ActivityA website from the Melpomene Organization dedicated to promoting physical activity of girls and women.

 

Nutrition
The California Food Guide (CFG): Fulfilling the Dietary Guidelines for AmericansA nutrition training manual.  Each chapter is available in PDF format.  There are new chapters and expanded chapters on everything you would want to teach your class or JUST RUN group:  food groups, lifecycle dietary recommendations, ethnic dietary issues, body weight, physical activity, and many others.
Nutrition for EveryoneCDC's comprehensive website with excellent information on nutrition and healthy eating choices
Academy of Nutrition and Diabetesfor scientifically based health and nutrition information you can trust to help your child grow healthy
Healthy Plate InformationLearn about the new replacement for the Food Pyramid called the Healthy Plate
Harvest of the Month nutrition and food informationA wonderful and comprehensive website on healthy food and nutrition. Special sections for teachers and monthly curriculum advice are included. We recommend this one!
Nutrition and Food ValuesInformation on Nutrition and food values - interactive calculator for determining nutrition in your own food.
Information about Fruits and VegetablesWebsite for the Five a Day program. Promoting 5 to 9 servings of Fruits and Vegetables per day.
No Junk FoodA website created to provide knowledge and alternatives to Junk Food. School fundraising alternatives using healthy food rather than cookies and cakes, etc.
Information on Fruits and VegetablesInformation on Fruits and Vegetables with recipes for healthy eating and living
The Food Trust OrganizationThe Food Trust confronts the epidemic of childhood obesity. The mission is affordable and nutritious food, increase access to nutritious food, and being an advocate for better public policy.
National Farm to SchoolConnects schools to local farms. School based gardens for nutritious food. Improving student nutrition in the schools.
Kitchen Kids - Nutrition Resources & InformationVery useful link with many other links to nutrition information, teacher material and lessons and resources that kids will find useful and educational.
Smart Snack Information and CalculatorTake the guesswork out of nutrition guidelines with the new Alliance Product Calculator for Smart Snacks!

 

Government Youth Health Programs
WE CAN ProgramIncreasing physical activity is the primary goal of the National Institute of Health's WE CAN! (Way to Enhance Children's Activiy and Nutrition), a science-based national education program to help children ages 8-13 maintain a healthy weight.  We Can! provides tips, evidence-based curricula and other resources for parents and community programs to help children and their families make better food choices, increase physical activity, and reduce recreational screen time.  More information is available at the toll-free number 866-359-3226.
State of California "Actice California" initiativeCalifornia Council on Physical Fitness and Sports initiative for a Healthy California. Many links to other resources and information.
State of FLorida Health Insurance for Kids InformationFlorida information on health plan and insurance for children. Many links for evaluation and medical studies as well.
Presidents Fitness ChallengeThe Presidents fitness challenge website. A series of programs and activities are suggested that you can do. Also health and fitness and diet information.
International Walk to SchoolInternational program to support healthy children and safety by encouraging walking to school and community development of safe routes.
President's Council on Fitness WebsitePresident's Council on Fitness website with information on Health and Fitness.

 

Parental Guidance
Youth Sports ParentingMom's Team website with information on Youth sports parenting for parents with children from age 5 to 18.
Center for Sports ParentingWebsite of the National Center for Sports Parenting with advice to all parents regarding youth sports.

 

Teacher Guidance
Davidkatzmd.com: Excellent information for teachers' useDr. Katz has two superb programs you can download and use in the classroom or with any youth group. 1. Nutrition Dectectives - Teaching kids to make healthy choices. 2. ABC for Fitness - 5 minute activity bursts in the classroom Go to davidkatzmd.com and you can download this very useful information as well as learn about and fight childhood obesity.

 

Youth Health and Fitness
Childhood Obesity - Health Living & Fitness Begin at HomeInformative website with a wealth of information regarding childhood obesity and ways to combat it.
Kids Site from the Center for Disease Control on Body and MindA site for kids on BODY AND MIND sponsored by the Center for Disease Control. Also a teachers section.
Kids Website from Medical ExpertsMedical experts from the Nemours Corporation provide health and fitness information for kids, teens, and parents.
Youth Fitness Module in American Council on Fitness WebsiteThe American Council on Fitness (ACE) website has a module in their youth fitness section with free material for educators starting fitness/nutrition programs for 3rd to 5th graders. At some point they will start charging $95 for this program. You can download it from the website.
Kidnetic.com - Exercise and Health OnlineThis website provides fitness information and health information and even some fitness challenges you can do while on-line.
Child and Youth Health Website from AustraliaA very complete website on children and youth health issues - with links for different ages. Fitness, health, relevant issues, safety, hot topics of the day.
Peaceful PlaygroundsGreat suggestions for rainy or snow day activities for indoor recess. 
The Importance of Sports and Physical EducationThis website is related to the importance of sports and physical education in the health and development of a child. Many informative and useful links are attached.

 

Kids Running
Kids RunningGreat website for information on youth running
The Center for Children's RunningThis is a coaching program, not for children, but for adults.  It offers direction to teachers, coaches, recreation leaders and parents on how to structure their running programs so that children will get the most out of their running experience and want to continue running.  It discusses how to provide a safe, age-appropriate and enriching environment for children, how to keep them motivated, what is healthy for children and what isn't, how to organize kids' runs, and how to keep children coming back for more.  There are also a lot of children's running activities you can use in your JUST RUN program.
American Running Program for Walking and RunningAn informational site that also includes a 12 week youth program for "one on one" walking and running.
Youth Runner MagazineA magazine for the more serious competitive youth runner.