Resources About Health For Kids

Health is the ability of a biological system to acquire, convert, allocate, distribute, and utilize energy with maximum efficiency.

A Huge List of Anti-bullying Resources For Kids and Students

Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior among school aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. The behavior is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time. Both kids who are bullied and who bully others may have serious, lasting problems. Bullying includes actions such as making threats, spreading rumors, attacking someone physically […]

Vitamin K: Fun Facts About Phylloquinone and Menaquinones

What is the recommended dosage of Vitamin K for an adult: 80 mcg What is the molecular formula: Vitamin K1 (phylloquinone). Both forms of the vitamin contain a functional naphthoquinone ring and an aliphatic side chain. Phylloquinone has a phytyl side chain. Vitamin K2 (menaquinone). In menaquinone the side chain is composed of a varying […]

Vitamin E: Fun Facts About Tocopherols and Tocotrienols

What is the recommended dosage of Vitamin E for an adult: 30- 1,200 IU What is the molecular formula: The a-tocopherol form of vitamin E. What does Vitamin E do in the body: As an antioxidant it protects body cells and helps maintain normal red blood cells. What foods contain and are a good source of Vitamin E: […]

Vitamin D: Fun Facts About Ergocalciferol and Cholecalciferol

What is the recommended dosage of Vitamin D for an adult: 400 – 800 IU What is the molecular formula: C27H44O What does Vitamin D do in the body: Aides in normal bone growth and tooth function; facilitates calcium and phosphorus absorption. What foods contain and are a good source of Vitamin D: Catfish 85 g (3 oz) provides 425 IU […]

Vitamin C: Fun Facts and Health Information About Ascorbic Acid

What is the recommended dosage of Vitamin C for an adult: 60 – 5,000 mg What is the molecular formula: C6H8O6 What does Vitamin C do in the body: Required for formation of connective tissue, bones and teeth; assists in utilization of other vitamins, acts as an antioxidant. What foods contain and are a good source of Vitamin C: Citrus fruits strawberries […]

Vitamin B12: Fun Facts About Cyanocobalamin

What is the recommended dosage of Vitamin B12 for an adult: 25 – 500 mg What is the molecular formula: C63H88CoN14O14P What does Vitamin B12 do in the body: Helps maintain healthy nervous system, required for normal growth and for production of red blood cells. Helps breakdown fatty acids. What foods contain and are a […]

Vitamin B9: Fun Facts and Health Information About Folic Acid

What is the recommended dosage of Vitamin B9 for an adult: 400 – 1,200 mcg What is the molecular formula: C19H19N7O6 What does Vitamin B9 do in the body: Essential for red blood cell formation and synthesis of DNA and protein What foods contain and are a good source of Vitamin B9: Fortified cereals pinto beans navy beans green leafy vegetables beef […]

Vitamin B7: Fun Facts and Health Information About Biotin

What is the recommended dosage of Vitamin B7 for an adult: 30.0†µg What is the molecular formula: C10H16N2O3S What does Vitamin B7 do in the body: Biotin D(+) is a cofactor responsible for carbon dioxide transfer in several carboxylase enzymes: Acetyl-CoA carboxylase alpha, Acetyl-CoA carboxylase beta, Methylcrotonyl-CoA carboxylase, Phosphoenolpyruvate carboxylase, Propionyl-CoA carboxylase, Pyruvate carboxylase and, so, is […]

Vitamin B3: Fun Facts And Health Information About Niacin

What is the recommended dosage of Vitamin B3 for an adult: 25 – 300mg What is the molecular formula: C6H5NO2 What does Vitamin B3 do in the body: Assists in release of energy from carbohydrates, fats and proteins; helps promote healthy skin. What foods contain and are a good source of Vitamin B3: Fortified breads and cereals brewer’s yeast broccoli carrots cheese dandelion greens dates eggs […]

Vitamin B1: Fun Facts and Health Information About Thiamine

What is the recommended dosage of Vitamin B1 for an adult: 25 – 300mg What is the molecular formula: C12H17N4OS+Cl-.HCl Solubility: Water What is the scientific name: Thiamine When was the vitamin discovered: 1910 What does Vitamin B1 do in the body (benefits): Helps in carbohydrate metabolism and energy production. Required for normal nerve function. What foods […]

Vitamin A: Fun Facts About Retinol or Beta Carotene

What is the recommended dosage of Vitamin A for an adult: 5000 – 50,000 IU What is the molecular formula: C20H30O What does Vitamin A do in the body (benefits): Vision, Gene transcription, Immune function, Embryonic development and reproduction, Bone metabolism, Haematopoiesis, Skin health, Antioxidant activity What foods contain and are a good source of Vitamin A: liver […]

Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs: Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivation

Motivation is what makes a person want to do something. It is what gives a person energy and directs and sustains behavior in a certain direction. Motivation can be either intrinsic or extrinsic. Intrinsic motivation comes from inside a person. It taps his or her personal desires to do certain things or activities because that […]

Facts about Proteins For Kids

Proteins perform a vast array of functions within living organisms, including catalyzing metabolic reactions, DNA replication, responding to stimuli, and transporting molecules from one location to another. Proteins differ from one another primarily in their sequence of amino acids, which is dictated by the nucleotide sequence of their genes, and which usually results in protein folding into a specific three-dimensional […]

Facts about Lettuce for Kids

Lettuce is an annual plant of the aster or sunflower family Asteraceae. Lettuce was first cultivated by the ancient Egyptians, who turned it from a weed whose seeds were used to make oil into a plant grown for its leaves. It spread to the Greeks and Romans, who gave it the name “lactuca”, from which […]

What Are The Impacts of Global Warming on Human Health

Global warming is recognized as the biggest environmental threat to current and future generations. While rising sea levels and changing climate patterns are being researched and predicted across the globe, a lesser known aspect is how global warming affects human health. Climate warming is likely to harm human wellbeing and could lead to increase in […]

List of Vegetables and Facts for Kids

“Vegetable” comes from the Latin vegetabilis (animated) and from vegetare (enliven), which is derived from vegetus (active), in reference to the process of a plant growing. In culinary terms, a vegetable is an edible plant or its part, intended for cooking or eating raw. Some vegetables can be consumed raw, some may be eaten cooked, […]

Facts about Broccoli for Kids

Broccoli is a plant in the cabbage family, whose large flower head is used as a vegetable.The word broccoli, from the Italian plural of broccolo, refers to “the flowering top of a cabbage”. Broccoli is usually boiled or steamed, but may be eaten raw and has become popular as a raw vegetable in hors d’œuvre […]

Vitamin B5: Fun Facts About Panthothenic Acid

What is the recommended dosage of Vitamin B5 for an adult: 10 – 300 mg What is the molecular formula: C9H17NO5 What does Vitamin B5 do in the body: Helps release energy from foods; required for synthesis of many substances. What foods contain and are a good source of Vitamin B5: Lean meats whole grain […]

Zucchini Facts for Kids

Zucchini or courgette is a summer squash which can reach nearly a meter in length, but which is usually harvested at half that size or less. Zucchini can be dark or light green. In a culinary context, zucchini is treated as a vegetable; it is usually cooked and presented as a savory dish or accompaniment. […]

Facts about Carrots for Kids

Carrots are a root vegetable, usually orange in color, though purple, red, white, and yellow varieties exist. The most commonly eaten part of a carrot is a taproot, although the greens are edible as well. It is a domesticated form of the wild carrot Daucus carota, native to Europe and southwestern Asia. It is a biennial plant which […]

Facts about Oranges for Kids

An orange—specifically, the sweet orange—is the citrus Citrus × ​sinensis and its fruit. It was the most commonly grown tree fruit in the world (as of 1987). The orange is a hybrid of ancient cultivated origin, possibly between pomelo (Citrus maxima) and mandarin. Orange trees are widely cultivated in tropical and subtropical climates for the […]

Vitamin B2: Fun Facts and Health Information About Riboflavin

What is the recommended dosage of Vitamin B2 for an adult: 25 – 300mg What is the molecular formula: C17H20N4O6 What does Vitamin B2 do in the body: Helps in production of energy from foods and the formation of red blood cells. What foods contain and are a good source of Vitamin B2: asparagus bananas […]

Vitamin B6: Fun Facts About Pyridoxine, Pyridoxamine and Pyridoxal

What is the recommended dosage of Vitamin B6 for an adult: 2 – 300 mg What is the molecular formula: C8H10NO6P What does Vitamin B6 do in the body: Essential for protein metabolism and nervous system function; participates in synthesis of hormones and red blood cells. What foods contain and are a good source of Vitamin B6: […]

Vitamins Health Benefits and Facts

A vitamin is a chemical compound necessary for the health and well-being of living organisms. The role played by vitamins in the nutrition of humans and animals was studied mostly during the early parts of the 20th century. Historically, deficiencies as manifested by diet and environment have played a significant role in the evolution of […]

Facts about Tomatoes for Kids

Originating in South America, the tomato was spread around the world following the Spanish colonization of the Americas, and its many varieties are now widely grown, often in greenhouses in cooler climates. The tomato fruit is consumed in diverse ways, including raw, as an ingredient in many dishes and sauces, and in drinks. While it […]

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