August 25, 2004 -- From Roger Doiron, a reader who is affiliated with the site
Designed by an award-winning 18-year computer animator, this site features a 60-second animated cartoon about healthy food choices. The site is part of a project run by Kitchen Gardeners International, a nonprofit trying to encourage a healthier way of eating.
February 13, 2002 -- From Robin Fuchs-Young, Ph.D., a teacher from Texas, who is affiliated with the site
This is a well-illustrated, interactive health and science education site for kids in grades 3-8. The site content was developed through a collaboration between teachers and cancer researchers, and is designed to provide information to allow kids to make healthy lifestyle choices. It currently includes sections on sun safety and healthy foods. A new section on tobacco avoidance is in preparation. The purpose of the site is to teach some basic science that enables kids to understand how environmental factors can impact the body and lead to increased susceptibility to disease, including cancer.
January 29, 2001 -- From Romina Ngo, a reader from California who is affiliated with the site
Our site has relevant nutrition and health content for educators, health professionals, kids, parents and adults. Our interactive learning tools for assessing diet and physical activity include a:
January 6, 2000 -- From Cherri Koeberl, a parent from Minnesota who is not affiliated with the site
Even if you or your children are not acquainted with the award-winning “VeggieTales” video series, this is a fun filled site to visit. The hosts of VeggieTales, Bob the Tomato & Larry the Cucumber, help kids of all ages learn Sunday morning values with Saturday morning fun. The site includes songs,video clips & reviews, coloring, downloads, & “VeggieWeb” links to other VeggieTales sites. My children, ages 6 & 8 think veggietales.net is cool.
November 2, 1999 -- From Janice Woolley, a reader from Seattle, WA who is affiliated with the site
Food for Tots provides everything you need to know about feeding infants and preschoolers. There are easy recipes and cooking tips plus information about nutrition, starting solids, dealing with picky eaters, food safety, and more. The Ask the Doctor page gives a pediatrician’s answers to your questions about nutrition. Sign up for a free email newsletter to receive more recipes and information.
October 26, 1999 -- From Melissa Amour, a reader from Newtown, Pennsylvania, who is affiliated with the site
Nutrition Explorations was designed by the National Dairy Council to serve as a safe, educational destination for learning about healthy eating habits. With the theme of Eating Smart and Growing Strong, the site provides fun and easy activities, related links and other resources that educators can use to teach children about nutritious foods and a healthy diet. The site also includes special sections for kids, parents and school food service professionals.