Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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Exploring places to be active in Ramsey County is easy with Go Ramsey Communities. This interactive web-based mapping application provides a fun option to search for parks, trails, lakes, and recreational facilities in Ramsey County. You will also discover ways to:
  • Move More - Discover what it takes to lead an active life
  • Eat Smart - Find healthy foods, create a shopping list, learn about food assistance, and come
  • Feel Better - Better everything you need to promote healthy living in your community.
Thanks to the entire Ramsey County GIS User Group Team and its supporters for creating the foundation that makes Go Ramsey Communities possible. Visit the interactive map at to find all the green spaces and fun places to be active close to your work or home.

Children's Physicians Network - non-commercial health information for kids and teachers.

CeDIR Kids Corner - Have you ever wondered what its like to have a disability? How does a person who can't see read?  Can a person with a physical disability play sports? If you couldn't hear, how would you talk with your friends?  Do people with disabilities get frustrated, have friends, like ice cream? This web site can help you begin to answer your questions about disabilities.

Frostbite Causes and Treatment - This article on Frostbite from Medline Plus and the Medline Plus Encyclopedia was recommended by our PCS School Nurse. Health - Kids - go on a Body Tour and take a close look at how your body works. Learn about how the way you treat your mind and body affect the way they work.

The CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) offers BAM! Body and Mind . "Is there an activity you want to know more about? Not sure of how to play or what gear you'll need? Look no further - it's all right here (and you'll even meet Xperts like you)!" Each activity card has info on parts of the body that are worked on, fun facts, and links to interesting sites. The BAM! Main Home Page has links to info on diseases, food and nutrition, safety, your life, and your body.

Hand Hygiene from the CDC - has guidelines and other resources for talking about hand hygiene.

The New Food Guide Pyramid - The food guide pyramid has been rebuilt! Check it out.

Dental Health Month - February is Dental Health Month, but these crafts can be made anytime.  DLTK also has links to other web sites on dental health, books, coloring pages, and songs.

Dental Health Month - apples4the has activitiesand information about how to brush teeth, coloring pages, poems, word search, thematic reading list, printables and workseets.

Dental Health Month-Colgate - Links to oral health for children, smiles at every age interactive guide, early childhood cavities, how do I care for my toddler's teeth?, brushing and flossing your child's teeth, games and coloring activities, etc.

Tooth Family Song - Play a game and learn how to look after your teeth.

Fruit and Veggies - More Matters - takes the place of the 5 a Day program. Tips, recipes, info on new fruits and vegetables, and a calculator to find out how many fruits and vegetables you need based on your daily calories needs.

10 great health foods for eating well - read about the 10 healthiest foods to have in your diet. When you get to the Mayo Clinic site, read about each food by clicking on the food name

10 Tips to Healthy Eating and Physical Activity - guide to fitness and nutrition for young people ages 9-15.

NIEHS Kids' Pages (National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences) - Are you aware that "colors" in our environment definitely affect us! The human eye can see 7,000,000 colors. Some colors and color relationships can be eye irritants, cause headaches, and wreak havoc with human vision. Other colors and color combinations are soothing and make us feel better. Consequently, the appropriate use of color can maximize productivity, minimize visual fatigue, and relax the whole body. Check out this site chock-full of online coloring pages and pages that can be printed out for you to color later.