Resources for Families

Make Mealtime Family Time

Make Mealtime Family Time™ exists to encourage families with children, including teenagers, to make mealtime a family time priority whether at home or out for a meal. Research has discovered that one of the most effective strategies parents, grandparents, and other primary care-givers have for raising healthy, well-adjusted kids is to frequently eat meals together as a family.

Family Guide to Physical Activity

Many of America’s children are not active enough for healthy growth and development. Research suggests that a lack of physical activity is dangerous to their health and can be a major contributor to weight gain. Read the PDF document to find out how you can help make physical activity a part of your family’s routine and create a pattern of healthful living that may stay with your kids for the rest of their lives.

Healthy Family Home Starter Kit

Grown-ups and kids can use this kit to help improve their home environment and jumpstart healthy habits that will lead to a healthier way of living. This kit will support and encourage the whole family in making nurturing, wholesome choices throughout each day.

The PDF is 3.4mb, so it may take a moment to open.

Pima County Public Library’s Teen Zone

Click here to find out all about the Library’s Teen Zone. Find stuff to read, get homework help, check out music and movies, join groups and classes, etc.

HealthierUS Initiative

The HealthierUS initiative is a national effort to improve people’s lives, prevent and reduce the costs of disease, and promote community health and wellness. Deciding to live a healthier life is easy; it’s the follow-through that’s hard. Make a good start by heading to HealthierUS.gov to get the right information on how to improve your health habits.

US Department of Health & Human Services en Español

Visitar regularmente a su doctor es parte de una vida sana, que incluye comer una dieta balanceada, hacer ejercicio, evitar tabaco y consumir alcohol con moderación.

Este sitio de Internet contiene información valiosa e importante acerca de los cuidados de su salud y prevención de enfermedades.

Es importante tener esta información a la mano y adoptar una posición activa en el mantenimiento de su salud. Visite a su doctor incluso al estar sano; algunas enfermedades pueden ser detectadas con exámenes preventivos y remediadas antes de que aparezcan síntomas. Manténgase sano visitando al doctor cuando está usted bien.

America on the Move’s 100 Ways

Check out these useful PDFs in America on the Move’s 100 Ways series:

Heads Up! Concussion in Youth Sports

To help ensure the health and safety of young athletes, CDC developed the Heads Up: Concussion in Youth Sports initiative to offer information about concussions to coaches, parents, and athletes involved in youth sports. The Heads Up initiative provides important information on preventing, recognizing, and responding to a concussion.