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Center for Children's Healthy Lifestyles & Nutrition

Kansas City's Center for Children's Healthy Lifestyles & Nutrition seeks to become a leading voice in the local, regional and national movement to prevent and treat childhood obesity. As a research center, its primary goal is to contribute new knowledge regarding pediatric obesity and nutrition ranging from its biological origins to its societal impact.

YMCA of Greater Kansas City

The YMCA is an inclusive organization of men, women and children joined together by a shared commitment to nurturing the potential of kids, promoting healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility. Healthy Hawks participants can earn a YMCA membership upon graduation from the 12-week group program.

Junior League of Kansas City

The Junior League of Kansas City, Missouri (JLKCMO) is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.

Healthcare Foundation of Greater Kansas City

Healthcare Foundation (HCF) is dedicated to providing leadership, advocacy, and resources to eliminate barriers and promote quality health for uninsured and underserved in their service area.

BMI calculator

This website will allow you to calculate your Body Mass Index. This calculation can tell you whether you are underweight, of normal weight, overweight or obese. Knowing this can help you to make better health decisions.

My Plate

MyPlate is part of a healthy lifestyle initiative based on 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans to help consumers make better food choices. MyPlate illustrates the five food groups using a familiar mealtime visual, a place setting. The website features practical information and tips to help Americans build healthier diets.

Super Tracker

A great source of all kinds of information about health, nutrition, and physical activity. They have a wonderful tracker that allows individuals to track their eating patterns and activity patterns for free over a year to see how they are doing. This can be a very valuable learning tool for everyone!

Kids Health Website

Kids Health has a variety of great information (in Spanish and in English) on a variety of topics for children from very young through the teen years.

Kids Guide to the Food Pyramid

The Food Guide Pyramid and its successor, called MyPlate, are tools designed to teach you about the importance of eating the right foods. These guides were created by the U.S. government to help make sure that everyone is eating the best foods with the proper amount of nutrition to keep them healthy. You can use these guides to help you decide what foods are healthy and how much you should eat each and every day. Thanks to the food pyramid and MyPlate, it's much easier to know what foods people should be eating so they can live a healthier life.

Last modified: Sep 28, 2018

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