Fit Federal Families

Your kids take their cues from you when it comes to the food they eat and the activities they do. If parents eat well, their kids are likely to eat well, too. If parents are active during the free time, their children are likely to do the same. Here are some useful articles and tools to help your family stay healthy and enjoy life to the fullest.

Download GEHA's Eat Healthy Year-Round poster. (PDF)
Family nutrition
MyPlate interactive tools – Daily food plans, food and activity tracker and more from the USDA.

Seven-day menu planner (PDF) – Plan a week's worth of meals with this chart.

Family activities
Eat Smart. Play Hard.TM Healthy Lifestyle! – Find everything you need to help you eat better, be more physically active and be a role model for your kids. Great site from the USDA.

Calorie burner chart – Show your children how many calories these physical activities use.

Healthy Steps Walking Program – GEHA's walking program includes tips, a walking schedule and a walking log.

KidsHealth – Find information you can trust about kids and teens that's free of "doctor speak."

American Heart Association – Check out these tips for raising heart-healthy, active children.

Zamzee – Zamzee uses game design and motivation science to get kids active. Research shows Zamzee increases physical activity by 59 percent. 

Immunizations and exams
Here are links to the immunizations and exams recommended by medical professionals for your kids:

Immunizations: Babies | Children & Teens
Exams: Babies & Children | Adolescents & Teens

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