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Sports and Nutrition: The Winning Connection, http://urbanext.illinois.edu/hsnut, is a wonderful resource for aspiring athletes, or those looking to improve their health and performance. Sports are increasingly competitive for young people, so get a leg up on your opponents with a healthy diet. Compare your diet to the Training Table Guide to see what you need to eat more of and what to leave on your plate to escape “fourth-quarter fatigue." The rules are simple, so you can begin today. Share this one with your coach to score a winning team!
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We all know not to play with our food, but Food Fun, From Apples to Zucchini, http://urbanext.illinois.edu/foodfun, will show you a good time while teaching you about fruits and veggies as you move through the alphabet. Find inspiration for cooking and snacking on some fruit classics, such as the apple. From applesauce to sticky taffy apple delights, the letter A will start your belly rumbling. You can also learn about garlic, horseradish and the humongous jackfruit. So spice up your life with a jalapeno or pucker up with a lemon today.
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Kids’ health is a popular topic nowadays. Students Taking Charge, http://studentstakingcharge.org, will help inspire you to make a positive change in your life, and might even have you blazing a trail of good health at your school. From better school lunches to fun fitness ideas, this site has great tips for talking to school administrators and getting them to speak your language. You can also interview or poll your fellow students so that everyone can get behind new menu and athletic choices.
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Snack your way through all the colors of the rainbow at The Super Crew for Kids, www.superkidsnutrition.com/
sckids. These kids get superpowers from eating foods that feature their favorite hues. Click on one of the characters, such as Marcus, Baby Tom Tom or Penny, to begin. Practice levitation with Kira, who gets her powers from spices and whole grains. If you want to know more about a certain food, just click and get the 411 on the good-for-you goody. Check out your kitchen to see what food colors you can find!
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The University of Illinois is asking some important and tasty questions with Do You Know Where Your Food Comes From? at http://urbanext.illinois.edu/food. The menu has so many exciting options. As the choices flash before your eyes, click on one to begin. Here is an all-star snack favorite: popcorn. Did you know that we have been eating these delicate, buttery kernels for 8,000 years? How about apples? I bet you did not know they were related to roses. From fruits to grains, this site will open your eyes to the stories behind your classic food favorites.
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