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Materials to Share With Children and Teens

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Share these resources with your children to help them learn about eating right, being active, and reducing screen time to stay at a healthy weight.

Materials for Children

U R What U Eatpdf document icon (2.3 MB)

This kid-friendly, easy-to-read chart from We Can!® has vibrant colors and graphic images that will help children understand which types of foods are nutritious and can be consumed freely (Go), which ones they need to eat less often (Slow), and which ones they need to eat least often (Whoa).

Milk Matters with Buddy Brush Coloring Bookpdf document iconexternal link (518 KB)

This 14-page coloring book for children ages four to eight is part of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Milk Matters campaign, which is designed to teach parents, children, and health care providers about the importance of calcium for children and teens. The book follows Buddy Brush as he explains why calcium is critical not only to good health, but also to healthy teeth, and outlines how to take good care of teeth.

Materials for Teens

Take Charge of Your Health: A Guide For Teenagersexternal link

A booklet from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases that is designed to help teenagers take small and simple steps to keep a healthy weight. It provides basic facts about nutrition and physical activity, and offers practical tools to use in everyday life, from reading food labels and selecting how much and what foods to eat, to replacing TV time with physical activities.

Diabetes-Related Resources

Tips for Teens with Diabetes: Stay at a Healthy Weightexternal link

This tip sheet provides useful information for teens and their families about diabetes and encourages teens to stay at a healthy weight in order to manage their disease for a long and healthy life.

Tips for Teens with Diabetes: Make Healthy Food Choicesexternal link

This tip sheets provide useful information about diabetes and encourages teens to make healthy food choices in order to better manage their disease for a long and healthy life.

Tips for Teens with Diabetes: Be Active!external link

This tip sheet provides useful information about diabetes and encourages teens to be more physically active to manage their disease for a long and healthy life.

Last Updated: February 13, 2013

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