List Of Recommended Web Site
By Todd Kozinka
Here are a few really valuable links which we have researched and feel will help you on your quest
to learn as much about getting kids moving, getting them healthy and getting them happy!
My Function Method
MyFUNctionMethod.com will help you understand the neuroscience of play with a
focus on direct practical application and understanding what makes kids "tick". Additionally, signing up for
MyFunctionMethod.com will help you build other skills that true change agents need: becoming an
advocate for play, learning to partner with institutions, involving families in play experiences, and much
Nourish Interactive is your free one stop resource for fun nutrition games for kids, interactive
nutrition tools and tips for parents and health educators to use to promote healthy living for the whole family.
Created by nutrition and health care professionals, Nourish Interactive's nutrition education website gives
children and families the knowledge and skills they need to make healthy choices.
Super Kids Nutrition
Our mission is to provide quick, easy suggestions and resources to help you grow healthy kids,
families and communities. Our blog posts are reliable, up-to-date and based on research you can trust. Our Founder
and creator of SuperKids Nutrition and the Super Crew, goal is to “save the world on healthy food at a time™”.
Active Healthy Kids
This site is one of our favourites. If you want to learn about how
to keep your kids active and healthy there is lots of information here.Island Sports News
Island Sports News Network is Canada's largest amateur sports website - and
we're growing. We report daily on events such as hockey, baseball, rugby, soccer, lacrosse, universities,
colleges and high school fixtures.Physical Fitness Resources for Kids
Many kids already know about staying healthy by eating good foods, but did you know that physical
fitness is another way to stay in shape and ward off illnesses? I know what you’re thinking. What exactly
counts as physical fitness? Physical fitness includes any activities you do that increase your heartbeat and
breathing rate, works out your muscles, and burns some amount of energy in the process.
We like this site because it has the same message as we are trying to get across. They have good
information on moving, eating and learning. Some fun, interactive games for kids too but lets keep that to a
minimum ;-) because we want to get kids moving first. Parents will love this site.
Canada Public Health Agency
There are some very good links on this page plus you can find Canada Physical Activity Guides for
Children and Youth. Very informative and highly recommended.
National Institute For Play
We love this site. Again this is what we are all about. We want to get kids moving and
playing. Play is fun. Kids want to have fun. Adults want to have fun. Lets all have more
fun by playing and moving together. Their site talks about Play + Science=Transformation. We could not agree
The Exuberant Animal
OK. This is a very interesting word. What does it mean? I will let you figure
that out. The site however is awesome. Based out of Seattle, Washington these guys have a mission to get
people active and moving using games and play. Sound familiar? They have a health philosophy that
promotes performance, vitality and physical happiness.
Dr. Kwame Brown's Blog
Dr. Brown is a man who is Executive Director of the IYCA and who has a passion for helping kids be
their best. If you go to his blog you can read some very well written articles youth fitness, youth obesity,
play, movement, youth sports and child development. Dr. Brown is an expert. I will be meeting him in
February 2009 in Louisville, Kentucky at the IYCA International Youth Fitness Summit.
I really love this site. If you have ever coached kids in sports or if you ever embark on
that journey you must visit this website. There is just so much free information on youth sports, youth
fitness, coaching kids and more. There are great videos and you can even join coaching classes and become a