Information on the Internet
Here are some links to sites that we have found useful:
Due to the large and rapidly expanding body of knowledge available, even on screened sites, we are unable to guarantee the accuracy of medical information at each of these sites. Advice and recommendations from these sites are not a substitute for medical care and should be discussed with your child's doctor.
An excellent website maintained by the Nemours Foundation and the AI Dupont Children's Hospital
Bright Futures is a national health promotion initiative dedicated to the principle that every child deserves to be healthy and that optimal health involves a trusting relationship between the health professional, the child, the family, and the community as partners in health practice.
- Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Children's Hospital of Philadephia. An incredible resource for practitioners and parents alike!
Safety and Environmental Health
Websites for Kids
- Tompkins County WIC Program
Information about eligibility criteria and WIC Clinic schedules
- My Plate
Replaces the food pyramid in guiding healthy nutrition at all ages
- We Can!
A national program from the NIH designed as a one-stop resource for parents and caregivers interested in practical tools to help children 8-13 years old stay at a healthy weight
From Baylor College of Medicine, a great website with many helpful tips for parents. Also has a "healthy eating calculator" to determine how much is enough for your child.
- 40 Assets
Search Institute's list of the 40 assets that correlate with successful navigation of adolescence
- National Adolescent Health Information Center
A national resource for adolescent health information and research by UCSF
- National Clearinghouse on Families and Youth
Through the US Dep't of Health and Human Services, this website offers information for and about young people, including ways young people can get involved in the community, ideas about how to support young people, and suggestions for academic projects related to youth service practice and policy
- Healthy Schools, Healthy Youth
CDC Division of Adolescent and School Health (DASH)
- ACT for Youth
Strengthening New York State communities to promote positive youth development
Sexual empowerment through education
Advocates for Youth believes that all young people have the right to the reproductive and sexual health information, confidential, safe services and a secure stake in the future.
Websites for Teens
Vegetarian Resource Group