The obesity epidemic
What can parents do?
Healthy Lifestyle Toolkit
Bike & Canoe Trails
Safe Routes to School
Footsteps to Health Project
For Further Information....
great resources, tools, research and information
provided to help with dietary guidance (individualized
dietary guidelines, meal planners, healthy eating tips)
agenda, overweight/obesity data, ideas for reducing the
organization of 60,000 pediatricians committed to the
physical, mental and social health of infants, children,
adolescents and young adults
Centers for Disease Control web site.
Contains information and tools for the promotion
and protection of health
American Dietetic Association web site.
Nutrition information for consumers and
United States Department of Agriculture web site.
Links to a variety of food and nutrition resources
American College of Sports Medicine web site.
Contains consumer fitness information
Living/Pioneering Healthier Communities web site.
A community collaboration spearheaded by the La
Crosse Tribune and La Crosse Area YMCA.
Contains exercise and healthy eating information
along with healthy recipes and wellness tips/
Children & Fitness:
: For kids, teens
& parents, all can find helpful information on nutrition,
physical activity, and overall health
Fitness equipment and videos for kids.
Also contains fitness information for parents
Great Resources for Parents:
child development, child psychology, parenting, learning,
health and safety as well as childhood disorders such as
attention deficit disorder, dyslexia and autism.
provides parents, teachers and coaches with the most
current research-based information on youth strength
Resources schools can use to create an environment
that supports healthy eating and an active lifestyle.
National Coalition for Parent Involvement in
Coalition’s goal is to advocate for the involvement of
parents and families in their children's education, and to
foster relationships between home, school, and community
to enhance the education of all our nation's young people.
Parent Teacher Association web site.
The PTA works in cooperation with many national
education, health, safety, and child advocacy groups
collaborating on projects that benefit children and that
bring valuable resources to its members.
The Afterschool.org website
is for after school program directors who want to improve
the quality of their programs. It contains promising
practices from programs around the country, resources and
professional development opportunities, and enables
viewers to share their thoughts about what works.
Nutrition web site contains information on nutrition
education, healthy eating and physical activity. Schools
are the key focal point.
American School Health web site.
The School Health Association protects and
promotes the health of children and youth by supporting
coordinated school health programs as a foundation for
a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting
and supporting healthy lifestyles through the promotion of
physical fitness and sports
The Wisconsin Nutrition and Physical Activity Program
provides statewide leadership to decrease overweight and
obesity, increase physical activity and improve nutrition.
The site contains a wealth of information on
healthy eating and physical activity along with useful
tools and research.
http://www.BioMedSearch.com: A search engine that
contains all MedLine documents, plus additional journals
and a collection of theses and dissertations that are not
available elsewhere for free.
Helping children develop healthy eating & activity habits is vital to
their health as adults.
Us: Linda Lee, Co-Chair
Beth Balder, Co-Chair
c/o La Crosse County Health Department
300 4th St N
La Crosse, Wisconsin 54601
Contact Linda at:
FAX 608 785-9846
Contact Beth at: