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American Lung Association
This is the first place anyone desiring more information on asthma, allergies and other lung conditions should visit. This site provides a wealth of relevant, easy-to-find information and contains a special section for kids with asthma that features Bronkie, an asthmatic dinosaur.

 

When House Speaker Bobby Crim and his assistant Lois Craig, launched the first Bobby Crim Road Race in 1977, little did they know they were embarking on a journey that would change the City of Flint, Michigan forever. The Crim Fitness Foundation is dedicated to making Flint and Genesee County healthier communities in which to live through education, motivation, and the creation of opportunities for our children to be physically active in a safe environment.

Dole
This resource uses cartoon characters and fun games to teach kids about the importance of eating their five portions of fruits and vegetables a day.

Family Education
A superb resource for parents, this site is loaded with family friendly information. It provides many activity ideas, safety information, movie and television reviews (rates them according to their kid friendliness) and sage parenting advice.
Fat Free: The Low-Fat Vegetarian Archive
The vegetarian diner can find around 2,500 fat free and low-fat vegetarian recipes here. It offers recipes on everything from pizza to breakfast dishes, and from healthy ethnic foods to a wide range of desserts.

 
Walk.  Stroll.  Jog.  Roll.  Run.  Hop.  Skip.  Jump.  We don’t care how you get from start to finish, we just want to help you get there.  Join the Annual Fifth Third River Bank Run in Grand Rapids, Michigan  
 
JUST RUN® is a website-based program designed to assist schools and other youth organizations in the promotion of fitness and healthy lifestyle choices while combating childhood obesity and its related illnesses.  Headquartered in Monterey County, JUST RUN offers instruction, advice and support to those interested in implementing this award winning program in their locale.  JUST RUN is an excellent supplement to existing physical educational programs. Also, it is a solution for schools seeking a physical activity program for either during or after school use.
 
Kid's Health
Kids, parents and teachers alike can find relevant answers to common health problems on this site. Kids can check out the "Kid's Closet" where they can find games, cool kid recipes and more. Parents and teachers can learn about vitamins, the food pyramid and keeping fit as well as finding descriptions of common childhood infections. Don't miss the entry on cooties!
Melpomene Institute
This site is dedicated to women's health and physical activities. Women can learn about a variety of topics on-line including exercise during pregnancy and eating disorders.
Michigan Fitness Foundation
Click on EPEC (Exemplary Physical Education Curriculum), Safe Routes to School.
 
National Athletic Trainers' Association
The National Athletic Trainers' Association web site provides the latest data on sports injuries and how to prevent them. Their brochure on minimizing sports injuries is especially helpful.
 
National Center for Tobacco-Free Kids
This site helps kids stay tobacco-free. It includes a Kid's Corner showing children the ABC's of tobacco's effects on the body.
(Caution: The pictures in this section might be inappropriate for younger viewers.)
 
President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports
This site describes the President's Council programs such as The President's Challenge, The President's Sport and Fitness Awards and links to programs, publications and resources regarding physical activity.
 
Check out the consumer health information on this web site.  Sparrow provides a Health Series Library, a Lifetime Program for Seniors and Healthy Recipies.  Teacher, be sure to check out such program as Girls on the the Run, Mileage Club and the Michigan Mile.
 

Sports Illustrated for Kids
Offers that middle-school sports fan of yours the latest sports news, fun games like Mini Golf and Indy Frenzy and even an offer for a FREE trial issue of Sports Illustrated for Kids.

The Surgeon General's Report On Physical Activity and Health
This report highlights what is known about physical activity and health as well as what is being learned about promoting physical activity among adults and young people.
 
Volksmarch and Walking Index
This site offers information about walking and hiking events across the United States. It also introduces you to the American Volksmarch Association and might even help you discover a new walking trail in your area.