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Health resources for parents, children, teens and educators:



Children's Defense Fund (CDF)
Provides a voice for the children of America who cannot vote, lobby, or speak for themselves, particularly poor and minority children and those with disabilities. CDF educates the nation about the needs of children and encourages preventive investment before they get sick or into trouble, drop out of school, or suffer family breakdown.

KidsHealth for Parents
Provides accurate information about kids and teens, including their health, behavior and development – from pregnancy until adulthood.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Adolescent Health
Guides parents on how to talk to their teens about a variety of important topics to help them make healthy decisions.

Allergy and Asthma

Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE)
Dedicated site for kids, teens and adults with valuable information from the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network.

American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology
Provides information about asthma and allergies.

Allergy & Asthma Network (Mothers of Asthmatics)
Helps parents and children cope with allergies and asthma.

Attention Deficit Disorder

National Institute of Mental Health
Facts about the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity-Disorder (CHADD)
Provides education, advocacy and support to individuals and families.


Autism New Jersey
Provides information about advocacy, services, family and professional education, and consultation.

Dental Issues

American Dental Association
Provides useful information about fluoride, cavities and more.

American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
Provides a pediatric dentist search tool as well as education and resources for families.

General Health

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Provides information about mental health disorders and resources for children and teens.

Centers for Disease Control
Provides a wealth of information on many health topics.

Information for parents, kids and teens from Nemours Foundation.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Service's national campaign to link the nation's 10 million uninsured children to free and low-cost health insurance.

Mental Health

Mental Health America, Children’s Mental Health
Learn about mental health illnesses and children, including symptoms, prevention tips and what to do if your child already has a behavioral health condition.

National Institute of Mental Health
Offers information on anxiety disorders, depression, "the teenage brain" and much more.

Nutrition and Fitness

Goryeb Children's Hospital offers two Kid-FIT programs, one for children ages 6-11 and another for teens ages 12-21, to teach overweight children and teens how to make healthier lifestyle choices.

Dedicated to helping families make better food choices. Offers a free app to scan grocery store products and enable more healthful food choices.

Interactive tools from the U.S. Department of Agriculture help teach parents and children about nutrition and healthful food choices.

PBS Parents, Eat Smart
Get tips, recipes and activities to help your child establish healthy eating habits.


American Association of Poison Control Centers
Offers information information for poison safety and education.

Safe Kids Worldwide
Dedicated to preventing childhood injury, with great guidelines for car seats, fire safety and poison prevention, as well as links for recalls and more.

Safe Routes to School and New Jersey Safe Route to School
A federal, state and local effort to enable and encourage children, including those with disabilities, to walk or bike to school.


Centers for Disease Control
Provides information on health-related travel topics.


American Academy of Pediatrics
Provides specific information about immunizations.

Institute for Vaccine Safety
The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health presents independent assessments of vaccines and vaccine safety.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Immunization Schedule
Recommended immunization schedule for children and adolescents ages 18 or younger.


General Health

BAM! Body and Mind
The Centers for Disease Control provides information and games for kids on issues related to diseases, food and nutrition, physical activity, safety, physical health and general life issues. There is also information for teachers on how to use BAM! topics in the classroom.

Nutrition and Fitness

MyPlate Kids' Place
Helps kids ages 6-11 choose more healthful foods and proper serving sizes.

SuperKids Nutrition: Kidnetic
A website will healthy activities, recipes and fun games for kids. There is also a parent page with tips on how to get the whole family involved in making more healthful food choices, managing portion sizes, and getting active together.

The Amazing Food Detective
An interactive game that helps students in grades K-3 understand the importance of a healthy diet and exercise.


General Health

An online health resource affiliated with Morristown Medical Center that provides information for teenagers on issues related to physical health, emotional well-being, relationships, sports/nutrition, drugs and alcohol and sexual health.

Information for and by teens delivered in teen-friendly messages from the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy.

Accurate information and advice for teens about various health-related issues.

Center for Young Women's Health
Information for teen girls and young women on a variety of health topics, as well as information on special health education programs and conferences.

Young Men's Health
Information for teen boys and young men on a variety of health topics.

Planned Parenthood
Offers info for teens about issues related to sexual health, including educational quizzes and games.

LGBTQ Issues

The Trevor Project
Dedicated to ending the disproportionately high rates of suicide among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth.

Centers for Disease Control: LGBT Youth
Offers resources for LGBT youth and their friends.

A national youth leadership organization that connects school-based Gay-Straight Alliances (GSAs) to each other and community resources through peer support, leadership development, and training.

Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network
Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays 

Mental Health

Strength of Us
The National Alliance on Mental Illness's resource center and social networking site for young adults living with mental health conditions.
Promotes mental health and wellness education and advocacy.

S.A.F.E. Alternatives
A nationally recognized treatment approach, professional network, and educational resource base that is committed to helping achieve an end to self-injurious behaviors.  

Mental Health America
Provides student mental health tips and information for parents and students.



Children's Defense Fund (CDF)
Provides a voice for the children of America who cannot vote, lobby, or speak for themselves, particularly poor and minority children and those with disabilities. CDF educates the nation about the needs of children and encourages preventive investment before they get sick or into trouble, drop out of school, or suffer family breakdown.

Fitness and Nutrition

Fuel Up to Play 60
An in-school nutrition and physical activity program that encourages kids to consume nutrient-rich foods and achieve at least 60 minutes of physical activity every day.

Action for Healthy Kids
Fights childhood obesity, undernourishment and physical inactivity by helping schools become healthier places so kids can live healthier lives.

Healthy Schools Program
The Alliance for a Healthier Generation's initiative to create and sustain healthy environments where your students can learn better and flourish.