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Young Scholars of Western Pennsylvania Charter School recognizes that student wellness and proper nutrition are related to physical well-being, growth, development, and readiness to learn. We are committed to promoting student wellness through proper nutrition, nutrition education, and regular physical activity as part of the total learning experience. As part this initiative, we have posted health links for both parents and students. We encourage you to explore these websites in order to set your child on the right track to a lifetime of health and happiness. In addition please check out our monthly health topic that will address healthy living. We will also be posting a weekly recipe for a healthy yet simple snack or meal for your child.

Health Links for Parents and Kids

http://kidshealth.org/

KidsHealth provides facts about health as well as offers perspectives, advice, and comfort about a wide range of physical, emotional, and behavioral issues that affect children through their teen years. This website provides specific sections for parents, kids, and teens.

BAM.gov

BAM! Body and Mind is an online destination for kids created by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Designed for kids 9-13 years old, BAM! Body and Mind gives them the information they need to make healthy lifestyle choices. The site focuses on topics that kids told us are important to them — such as stress and physical fitness — using kid-friendly lingo, games, quizzes, and other interactive features.

http://www.dole.com/DoleHTMLSuperKids/tabid/1173/Default.aspx

Getting Healthy is Fun!!! Be a Super Kid by eating 5 to 9 servings of fruits and vegetables per day. Be a Fit Kid by exercising just 30 minutes a day. This website provides kids with information on how to be physically active and eat healthy by offering interactive games, music, comics, and videos. Healthy recipes for every meal are also a big hit on this website!