Click to access the LWC Homepage!
print e-mail
Health Education P-12

Health icon

NOTE:  If any links are broken or misdirected, please notify Dr. Ralston at for revisions.

     All Levels



All Levels
Action for Healthy Kids.JPG

Action for Healthy Kids is your "go to" place for how-to-guides, fact sheets, and quick tips to help you create a healthy school environment.  Check out the latest resources from our partners, volunteers, and experts!  Use the drop down menus to fine tune your search! 

SEDL.JPG Afterschool Training Toolkit is designed to give afterschool program directors and instructors the resources they need to build fun, innovative, and academically enriching activities that not only engage students, but also extend their knowledge in new ways and increase academic achievement.
*On-line resources
AllRefer.JPG This site provides information on diseases, symptoms, health and dietary guides, and much more.

Altec.JPG ALTEC: Empower learners of all types and ages. Find instructional Web-based technology for students, professional development opportunities, program support, and online assessment for educators.  
*  Web-based 
American Lung.JPG

American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease through Education, Advocacy and Research. With the generous support of the public, we are "Fighting for Air." When you join the American Lung Association in the fight for healthy lungs and healthy air, you help save lives today and keep America healthy tomorrow.

beactive.JPG Be Active North Carolina, Inc. is the statewide initiative committed to empowering North Carolinians to live healthy, physically active lives. Through regular engagement, education and encouragement, Be Active is determined to help one million North Carolinians become more active, more often. Be Active uses a community-based approach to help individuals and organizations establish policies that make physical activity and good health the easy choice. Through partnerships with Appalachian State University in Western North Carolina and UNC Greensboro in the Triad, Be Active expands its reach, giving people the knowledge, skills and opportunities to transform the health of their communities.

Birmingham Learning.JPG

Birmingham Grid for Learning: Wide variety of interactive English activities.
* Web-based

Brain Pop.JPG

BrainPOP creates animated, curriculum-based content that engages students, supports educators, and bolsters achievement. Our award-winning online educational resources include BrainPOP Jr. (K-3), BrainPOP, BrainPOP Español, and BrainPOP ESL. Features free lesson plans, video tutorials, professional development tools, graphic organizers, & best practices. 
* Web-based   * Requires subscription and membership
Center for Science in the Public Interest.JPG Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI): Wondering why you should donate to CSPI? View our accomplishments spanning our 40 years of history, and find out how supporting CSPI will help us continue the fight for safer, more nutritious food.
Center for Screen-Time Awareness.JPG

Center For Screen-Time Awareness: This site provides access to Dish and DirecTV, free films through and more. It also includes preschool lesson Plans.

Choose My Plate.JPG is your access point to USDA's guidance on food and nutrition and is updated and managed by the USDA Center for Nutrition Policy & Promotion. This Web site helps users find what they need quickly and easily. Should you be experiencing any difficulty, please refer to these resources to find your answers.

Colgate cares. So far, we've reached more than 650 million children in 80 countries with Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures® program. Children in need receive free dental screenings as well as education help build healthy habits, self-esteem and a foundation for success.

CPR Florida.JPG CPR: We are Florida's Premier CPR Training Center and AED Distributer. We specialize in CPR, AED & First Aid Training Classes, Defibrillator Sales (AED's) and Sports Medicine. We are accredited, licensed and insured and have been teaching American Heart Association (AHA), ASHI and Red Cross certifications for over 13 years. Use our site to review CPR skills and information, purchase supplies, or register for certification classes.
Diary Council of CA.JPG For nearly a century, the Dairy Council of California has served as the dairy industry's contribution to community health, providing balanced nutrition education programs and resources that improve eating habits. We teach the value of Milk and Milk Products in the context of a total diet. We offer comprehensive nutrition education curriculum and programs that focus on balance, variety and inclusion.


Dipity is a site that allows your students to create and share interactive timelines about any subject or topic. Dipity timelines implement the latest in Web 2.0, combining multimedia & social media content with timestamps, geolocation & real-time updates.
* Web-based  * Save on-line  * Customized by user 
* Cannot save to computer

Discovery Ed.JPG

Discovery Education has so much to offer teachers it will never fit in this annotation. Lesson plans, videos, puzzlemakers, science fair ideas, contests, grants, science help and more. There are so many resources for educators, librarians, students, and schools to use. 
* Web-based  
Drugs4Real.JPG Drugs4Real is a free drug use prevention program for early adolescents (ages 10-14). Developed and research-tested with grant support from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the program can help you: Teach adolescents about the influence of drugs and help build their commitment to
avoid drug use; integrate evidence-based drug use prevention strategies into your curriculum; strengthen your community coalition with drug prevention education for young teens
Edreferral.JPG EdReferral: Since 1999, has been dedicated to the prevention and treatment of eating disorders. If you or someone you care about is affected by an eating disorder, it is important to seek help!  We are glad you are here and hope your visit to our site is beneficial.


Edsitement! Check out this site for great educational material -suggested Websites and lesson plans - in literature/language arts, art/culture, social studies/history and foreign language.
* Web-based    


Educatus: An intriguing collection of educational lessons, currently consisting of 12,000+ images represented in over 1,000 lessons.
* Web-based  


Eduweb: Students may think they are just playing games, but learning is really what is going on. Grounded in the idea of game-based learning, students work through creative learning games and activities, all the while learning in a fun and engaging environment. 
* Web-based
Exercise Daily.JPG ExerciseDaily has partnered up with President's Challenge programs to inspire children take million PALA challenge and achieve the Presidential Active Lifestyle Award one chapter, one city, one zip code at-a-time!
Future of Children.JPG Future of Children is a collaboration of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University and the Brookings Institution.  The mission of the Future of Children is to translate the best social science research about children and youth into information that is useful to policymakers, practitioners, grant-makers, advocates, the media, and students of public policy.  The project publishes two journals and policy briefs each year, and provides various short summaries of our work. Topics range widely - from income policy to family issues to education and health - with children's policy as the unifying element. The senior editorial team is diverse, representing two institutions and multiple disciplines.
Healthopedia.JPG This site provides information on diseases, symptoms, medical tests, surgeries, images, and much more.
Health Teacher.JPG HealthTeacher enables you to Access: easily search for lesson plans and related content; Learn: review comprehensive health curriculum and activities; Engage: share your ideas and content; Teach: increase the health literacy of all students. Once you purchase online access you will be instantly met by your own personalized homepage.  This homepage will serve as a digital dashboard reminding you of health news, popular lesson plans, and even pages you've visited recently.  From your homepage you can easily navigate to lesson plans, background information, related content, and even purchase supplemental materials for your classroom.

International Walk Our Children to School Day A national event can be an amazing impetus for change in communities.  Through annual surveys, local Walk to School Day coordinators across the country have told us how a simple one-day event has led to great changes such as long-term walking and bicycling programs, new sidewalks and pathways, enforcement of unsafe driving behaviors and needed policy changes at schools and in communities.  Improvements that normally take a long time to institute can happen quickly when city officials walk or bicycle to school with students and see firsthand what needs to be done.Join families, schools and communities as they walk and bicycle to school for these events each year.


Khanacademy: Over 2,100 videos and 100 self-paced exercises and assessments covering everything from arithmetic to physics, finance, and history. It includes complete custom self-paced learning tools; a dynamic system for getting help; and a custom profile, points, and badges to measure progress.
* Web-based
Kidnetic.JPG is a cool site for kids like you - kids who like to play hard and have fun. lets you tap into your own energy so you can feel great all day long. There's lots to do! Try making one of the fun recipes like "Brewed Monkey Brain Stew" (it's really chili, silly!) or make a "Groovy Grape Ape Smoothie." Use the Kidnector virtual messaging service to connect with your parents.You'll also find fun games to play inside or outside, by yourself or with friends. We call these Wet Head games because you're supposed to get a "wet" head while you play them! tells you cool stuff about how your body works, how eating right helps you play better and feel good and how staying active is lots of fun!
KidsHealth.JPG KidsHealth: If you're looking for information you can trust about kids and teens that's free of "doctor speak," you've come to the right place. KidsHealth is the most-visited site on the Web for information about health, behavior, and development from before birth through the teen years.
MCH Library.JPG This knowledge path about physical activity and children and adolescents has been compiled by the MCH Library at Georgetown University. It offers a selection of current, high-quality resources that analyze data, describe public health campaigns and other promotion programs, and report on research aimed at identifying promising strategies for improving physical activity levels within families, schools and after-school programs, child care and early childhood education settings, and communities. The knowledge path also provides resources about physical activity for children and adolescents with special health care needs. The knowledge path is aimed at health professionals, policymakers, child care providers, and community advocates. Separate briefs present resources for schools and families. The knowledge path will be updated periodically.

SS Technology Integration.JPG

Lee's Summit: Templates for teacher or student generated review games such as Hangman, Jeopardy, Millionaire, among others. Lesson Plans, activities and more!
* Web-based    

Library of Congress.JPG

Library of Congress website has over 13 million digitized primary source items. Teachers, students, parents, and the community can all find something here. Tip: Visit the American Memory section of the site to browse 100 separate collections arranged by topic.
* Web-based    
Log It.JPG LOG IT is a FREE pedometer step and mile recording program for kids 3rd grade and up. Students can virtually walk around the USA with their classmates, log up to 6 days back, enter up to 25,000 (12.5 miles) steps a day and enjoy additional site features.


Merlot stands for Multimedia Educational Research for Learning and Online Teaching. This site offers classroom activities, lessons from peers in the field of education, and much more.
* Web-based    

National Geographics Kids.JPG

National Geographic Kids: Encourage your kids to do some writing!
* Web-based  
National Institute of Drug Abuse.JPG NIDA's mission is to lead the Nation in bringing the power of science to bear on drug abuse and addiction. This charge has two critical components. The first is the strategic support and conduct of research across a broad range of disciplines. The second is ensuring the rapid and effective dissemination and use of the results of that research to significantly improve prevention and treatment and to inform policy as it relates to drug abuse and addiction.

Virtual Manipulatives.JPG

National Library of Virtual Manipulatives: A must with the SMART Board! Interactive, virtual manipulatives from preK-12.
* Web-based    
Nourish.JPG 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.
Teen Help.JPG This is a clearinghouse specializing in teen and young adult nutrition, fitness, self-esteem, educational and fashion issues. does not sell products or carry inventory. Our website does refer to independent merchants and service providers known to be of exceptional quality and value, thus helping our visitors make smarter, superior choices in life.


PowerPoint Collection: Download a premade PowerPoint ready for classroom use - math, science, social studies, art, language arts.
* Web-based   *  Download to computer


Scholastic: Three interactive games - rhyming words, beginning sounds, naming objects belonging in certain places (ex. Home)
* Web-based  
Scott Forsman.JPG Scott Foresman: Thanks for visiting our online workplace for teachers, parents, and students. Pearson Scott Foresman's mission has always been to provide the very best educational materials in the world. Now you can access our extensive network of teaching and learning resources online-anytime, anyplace. It's about time . . . your time.
Scrub Club.JPG The Scrub Club® program is the first of its kind - a fun, interactive and educational Web site ( that teaches children the proper way to wash their hands. The site consists of a Webisode interactive games, educational music, downloadable activities for kids, educational materials for teachers and program information for parents.
Shaping America Youth.JPG Shaping America's Youth: Our objective is to provide the latest and most comprehensive information on programs and community efforts across the United States directed at increasing physical activity and improving nutrition in our nation's youth.  In addition, this site offers a single location for the latest news, meetings and events, funding opportunities, publications, SAY Town Meetings and other resources related to childhood obesity. SAY does not provide direct funding to organizations but has a complete listing of funding opportunities for your review.
Smart Mouth.JPG Smart-Mouth: Some have called the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) the "Food Police." The problems we try to solve are not usually crimes, but unsafe products, deceptive advertising, and laws that need to be changed. CSPI encourages Congress to pass new nutrition and food-safety laws, encourages government agencies to sponsor nutrition campaigns, and urges food companies to change the way they make, sell, and advertise food to make food safer and to make it easier for people to eat well and be more physically active. CSPI's newsletter, Nutrition Action Healthletter, has won many awards for its articles on healthy eating and is the largest-circulation health newsletter in the country.
Smart Spot.JPG Smart Spot Web site, sponsored by PepsoCo. includes information on nutritious food and physical activity. Search this web site for more information on products and nutrition criteria for smart foods.


Smithsonian: The Smithsonian Education website offers sections for families, students and educators. The section for Educators includes a browsable lesson plan area (searchable by subject, keyword or grade level) and IdeaLabs, student interactive tutorials that enhance the use of the site.  
* Download to computer 


SOS for Information Literacy: Learn how to effectively incorporate information literacy into your lesson plans. S.O.S. for Information Literacy is a dynamic, collaborative web-based multimedia resource for educators, K to 16. This site links lesson plans and teaching ideas for information literacy through a comprehensive quality control system to ensure that lessons are high caliber. Create an account and build your own lessons or activities. 
* Web-based    
Study Stack: Find flashcards to study or create your own flashcards! Study flashcards or use the other activities such as matching, crosswords, hangman, scrambled word, or bug chase. Study flashcards anytime and anywhere by printing your flashcards or by using them with applications on your cell phone, PDA, or iPod.
* Web-based    

National Archives.JPG

The National Archives' Digital Classroom offers a multitude of resources for the use of primary sources in the classroom. With access to copies of primary documents from the holdings of the National Archives of the United States, teachers can develop their own activities and lesson plans that make historical periods come alive for their students or choose from dozens of resources that have already been developed and are featured here.
* Web-based    


Thinkfinity is the place for you. This site offers thousands of lesson plans and interactives that align to both state and national standards. They have a consortium that includes partners National Geographic Xpeditions, Smithsonian's History Explorer, Arts Edge and other leaders in the education field.
* Web-based    


Topmarks: A variety of topics - all interactive
* Web-based    
Feedback and CommentsSite MapDirections  
Every Student, Every Day
2008 Lindsey Wilson College
210 Lindsey Wilson St. Columbia, Ky 42728
Local: (270) 384-2126
Fax: (270) 384-8200
Toll Free: (800) 264-0138