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Kids Health

The Nemours Center for Children's Health Media, a national leader in health education, creates KidsHealth.org as well as other online, print, and video programs.

One of the things that makes KidsHealth special is that it’s really three sites in one: with sections for parents, for kids, and for teens. Included in each section is a Q&A area. All the information is available in Spanish.

The PARENTS section addresses:

  • General Health
  • Infections
  • Emotions & Behavior
  • Growth & Development
  • Nutrition & Fitness
  • Recipes
  • Pregnancy & Newborns
  • Medical Problems
  • Positive Parenting
  • First Aid & Safety
  • Doctors & Hospitals, and
  • Medications.

The KIDS section addresses:

  • Feelings
  • Staying Healthy
  • Illnesses
  • Growing Body & Mind
  • Kids Talk
  • Cooking & Recipes
  • People, Places & Things That Help
  • Staying Safe
  • Movies & Games
  • Health Problems, Kids' Dictionary of Medical Words, and
  • Health Problems of Grown-Ups.
The TEEN tab addresses:
  • Teens Home
  • Your Body
  • Your Mind
  • Sexual Health
  • Food & Fitness, Recipes
  • Drugs & Alcohol
  • Expert Answers, Diseases & Conditions, Infections, School & Jobs, and Staying Safe.
KidsHealth provides families with accurate, up-to-date, and jargon-free health information they can use.


Published by The Nemours Foundation in 2003

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Curriculum Information For Resource

Snapshot
Grade Level(s):5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Junior/Community College, University
Curriculum Areas:Physical Education
Home Economics
Science
Themes/Keywords: body
disease
fitness
health
nutrition


Vocabulary
disease, illness, nutrition, drugs, alcohol, body image, pregnancy, health, fitness, infection, health problems, medical expert


Essential Question(s)
1. What is healthy?

Discussion Question(s)
1. Explain the meaning of "to be in good health" for an adult, teen or child.
2. What are the health issues and concerns for your age group?

Extension and Activities
1. English/Language Arts: To cover the content of the website assign divide into teams and have students create a summary of the topics (tabs). Student groups will report out as a web navigation presentation.
2. Mathematics: Create a health survey about the topics that are appropriate for a target age group. Create graphs of your data and report back to the class the results of your survey.
3. History/Social Science: Create a multimedia presentation on an historical health topic.
4. Science: Create a multimedia presentation on the 3 most popular foods for your family. Include the pros and cons for these foods as well as the nutritional facts.


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