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Health Links for Kids

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External links to other sites are intended to be informational and do not have the endorsement of the Texas Department of State Health Services. These links may also not be accessible to persons with disabilities.

AMERICAN DENTAL ASSOCIATION STUDENTS AND TEACHERS HOME PAGE
http://www.ada.org/public/education/index.asp
This site offers information for both teens and younger children.  There are games and coloring sheets for youngsters.

BAM (Body and Mind)
http://www.bam.gov
Body and mind nutrition and physical activity website for young people from CDC.

CHILDREN WITH DIABETES
http://www.childrenwithdiabetes.com
Sponsored by a non-profit organization, this site is full of information for kids, teens, and parents concerning every aspect of diabetes treatment and control.

FDA KIDS HOME PAGE
http://www.fda.gov/oc/opacom/kids
A kid web page created by the FDA, this site offers sections on food safety. Other interesting features are drug definitions of the contents of the home medicine cabinet, as well as information on diseases that people get vaccinated against. "YORICK" the bionic skeleton explains the working of mechanical parts.

FEMA FOR KIDS
http://www.fema.gov/kids
This site offers kids disaster information including pet care, how to put together a home supply kit, and has educational games and coloring book.

FIGHT BAC
http://www.fightbac.org/
To help educate children and their families about the importance of food safety, Fight BAC! The Partnership for Food Safety Education is an ambitious public-private partnership created to reduce the incidence of foodborne illness by educating Americans about safe food handling practices.

KIDZONE
http://www.ldonline.org/kidzone/kidzone.html
Kidszone is produced by LD (learning disabilities) Online, and offers stories, artwork and information for young people with disabilities.

KIDSHEALTH FOR KIDS
http://www.kidshealth.org/kid/index.html
This site has a series of pull-down menus dealing with a series of topics. Featured are sections on aches and pains, healthy recipes, and feelings.

MERCY BEAR'S BIG ADVENTURES
http://www.childrensmercy.org/Patients_and_Families/Your_Childs_Visit/Virtual_Tours/Story_Book_Tours/Story_Book_Tours/
A teddy bear goes through several routine medical procedures, explaining them in easy to understand terms.

THE MICROBE ZOO
http://commtechlab.msu.edu/sites/dlc-me/index.html
Go on a safari to discover microscopic organisms and the habitats in which they live.

THE ECHO AND THE PIXIE
http://sites.google.com/site/pixiecho/pixiecho.pdf
This site deals with the issue of bullying in a storybook format.

STALKING THE MYSTERIOUS MICROBE
http://www.microbe.org/index.html
This site unravels the mysteries of microbes. It discusses topics such as what microbes are, where microbes live and why washing your hands is so important.

SEEING DISABILITIES FROM A DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE
http://tqjunior.thinkquest.org/5852/homepg.htm
Developed and maintained by an elementary school in Illinois, this site contains information for kids on blindness, autism, cerebral palsy, and deafness.  There is also a section of shared experiences from the student and teacher prospective, a glossary and quizzes for kids to test their knowledge.

TIPS4YOUTH
http://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/tips4youth.htm
Kids can read the advice of teen idols about how to say no to smoking and learn how to keep peer pressure in perspective. Strong anti-smoking themes are presented as tip sheets, in artwork, and from a special Surgeon General report just for kids.


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Last updated July 17, 2013