The Interactive Playground

HHS, Food and Drug Administration

Interactive game to help you learn more about the Nutrition Facts Label and how to choose healthy foods.

USDA. ARS. Children's Nutrition Research Center at Baylor College of Medicine.

  • Children's Healthy Eating Calculator: Interactive tool to calculate a child's energy needs based on age, current size and activity level.
  • Children's BMI-percentile-for-age Calculator: Use this calculator to determine whether a child is at a healthy weight for his/her height, age and gender. The BMI-percentile-for-age calculator automatically adjusts for differences in height, age and gender, making it one of the best tools for evaluating a growing child's weight.
  • Adult Energy Needs and BMI Calculator: Knowing your body's daily calorie needs can be an important first step in adopting a realistic diet and physical activity that can help you attain and maintain a healthy weight.

USDA. Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion.

An interactive computer game where kids can reach Planet Power by fueling their rocket with food and physical activity.

North Carolina Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services.

Kids, check out this fun quiz on how to keep the foods at your next barbecue safe.

Nourish Interactive.

Free nutrition games for kids, interactive activities, and nutrition tools for parents. Created by nutrition and health care professionals, Nourish Interactive's nutrition education Web site gives children the knowledge and skills they need to make healthy choices for a lifetime.

Dairy Council of California. Healthy Eating Made Easier.

Select what you ate yesterday from the list of calcium-rich foods and learn if you are getting enough calcium.