General Fitness & Health

The President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports (PCPFS)

The President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports has recently acknowledged Girls on the Run as a Health Organization Resource.

GirlsHealth.gov

The mission of girlshealth.gov, developed by the Office on Women's Health in the Department of Health and Human Services, is to promote healthy, positive behaviors in girls between the ages of 10 and 16.

kidsrunning.com

dedicated to promoting running, health and fitness for kids. It has news, photos and training tips as well as many sections for kids to contribute stories, features, art work and more.

Women's Sports Foundation

Their mission is to promote the lifelong participation of all girls and women in sports and fitness, and to create an educated public that encourages females' participation and supports gender equality.

www.commonsensemedia.org

Common Sense Media is dedicated to improving the lives of kids and families by providing the trustworthy information, education, and independent voice they need to thrive in a world of media and technology.

Body Image and Eating Disorders

Eating Disorder Referral and Information Center

dedicated to the prevention and treatment of eating disorders. Edreferral.com provides information and treatment resources for all forms of eating disorders.

National Eating Disorders Association

Dedicated to expanding public understanding of eating disorders and promoting access to quality treatment for those affected along with support for their families through education, advocacy and research.

Empowered Parents

This website provides parents with information regarding the prevention and treatment of eating disorders.

OperationBeautiful.com

The goal of the Operation Beautiful website is to end negative self-talk or “Fat Talk.” If this little blog only does one productive thing, I hope it helps readers realize how truly toxic negative self-talk is ...

adiosbarbie.com

A body image site for every body. No matter what your size or background, they hope to inspire you to love your body through thick and thin!

Other Cool Links

A Mighty Girl 

“A Mighty Girl is the world’s largest collection of books, toys, movies, and music for parents, teachers, and others dedicated to raising smart, confident, and courageous girls and, of course, for girls themselves! The site was founded on the belief that all children should have the opportunity to read books, play with toys, listen to music, and watch movies that offer positive messages about girls and honor their diverse capabilities. “

PBS Parents Guide to Raising Girls

“The PBS Parents Guide to Raising Girls will help you understand your daughter's inner and outer worlds. You'll find out how to help her grow up powerful, self-confident, and self-aware — with a critical eye towards the messages the media is marketing to her.”

Daughters.com

An online forum sponsored by New Moon Girls Magazine that includes a parent forum, expert advice, articles, and an in-depth and alphabetized list of parent resources.

Raising Girls

“Raising Girls, a project of The Equipoise Fund, provides a forum in which parents, caregivers and educators can share research-based best practices for rearing healthy, confident, thriving girls.” Includes topics and discussion forums, events, a list of resources including notes from past speakers, like Peggy Orenstein and Meg Meeker.

My Hero
My Hero is a not-for-profit educational web project that celebrates the best of humanity. My Hero's mission is to enlighten and inspire people of all ages with an ever-growing internet archive of hero stories from around the world. My Hero uses current web technologies to provide a unique educational experience that promotes literacy and cross cultural communication.

YouthActionNet 
Their aim is to provide a virtual space where young people can share lessons, stories, information and advice on how to lead effective change. It is a space where youth can get up-to-date information, resources and tools to strengthen their work.

Packaging Girlhood
This book written by Sharon Lamb and Lyn Mikel Brown helps guide parents through attempts to claim them by marketers and the media. It shows parents the image of girls (sexy, diva, boy-crazy, shoppers) that's being packaged and sold, pretty in pink. They write about how "girl power" has been co-opted by marketers of music, fashion, books, cartoons, TV shows, movies, toys, and more to mean the power to shop and attract boys, and how girls are encouraged to use their "voice" to choose accessorizing over academics, sex appeal over sports, and boyfriends over friends.

Ask The Judge 
Answers for teens about the law

Balanced Steps 
The award winning bilingual book, We Are Girls Who Love to Run/SomosChicas y A NosotrasEncantaCorrer, celebrates girlhood, making positive choices, self-esteem, teamwork and running.