Healthy North Dakota: Content: Explore North Dakota


The teenage years are times of great changes – physically, socially, and mentally. While teens are searching for and finding their identities, help make healthy behaviors part of that identity and support their growth with a healthy environment.


Healthy Eating

Center for Young Women's Health, Children's Hospital Boston offers health information for teens, including nutrition and fitness.

Teens and Nutrition from NDSU Extension Service.

Teen's health Answers and Advice about nutrition from the Nemours Foundation.


Vegetarian Nutrition for Teenagers provides information for caregivers and teens who are choosing this form of diet.

Looking for ideas to help your family eat more fruits & veggies? Families from across North Dakota share how to include MORE fruits and vegetables as you shop, in family meals, for kids, or eating “on the go”.

Physical Activity

Physical Activity and Adolescents from the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.

Teenshealth Answers and Advice about fitness and sports from the Nemours Foundation.

Teens and Physical Activity, tips for parents from the Palo Alto Medical Foundation.

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Healthy Living

Underage, high-risk drinking is being tackled in North Dakota. High Risk High presents workable solutions for students, families and educators at 

Teen site with information about health, growth, and emotions from the Nemours Foundation.

Take Charge of Your Health: A Teenager’s Guide to Better Health from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.

Mental Health

Medline Plus gathers web-based information about mental health in teens

“What Every Child Needs for Good Mental Health” from the National Mental Health Association.

Family Guide to Keeping Youth Mentally Healthy and Drug Free.

Kid's Peace offers information on critical behavioral and mental health needs of children, preadolescents and teens.

Developmental Stages

Supporting your adolescent: tips for parents from the National Clearinghouse on Families and Youth.

Links and resources about teenage development from Medline Plus, the National Library of Medicine, and the National Institutes of Health.

Safety and First Aid

Teen's Health Answers and Advice about staying safe from the Nemours Foundation.

Caring for teenagers

Directory of health related resources concentrated on the health of teens from MedlinePlus, which brings together information from government agencies and health-related organizations. Learn more about caring for teenagers.

Talking With Kids About Tough Issues is a national initiative by Children Now and the Kaiser Family Foundation to encourage parents to talk with their children earlier and more often about tough issues like sex, HIV/AIDS, violence, alcohol, and drug abuse.