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  • Energy Drinks and Food Bars: Power or Hype? for Teens

    Energy drinks and nutrition bars often make big promises. But when you cut through the hype, what are you really getting? Find out here.

  • Sports and Energy Drinks: Should Your Child Drink Them? for Parents

    When it comes to keeping your kid hydrated, there's a dizzying array of drinks to choose from. Are sports and energy drinks right for your child?

  • Metabolism for Teens

    Your body gets the energy it needs from food through a process called metabolism. Get all the facts on metabolism in this article.

  • Metabolism for Parents

    Brush up on metabolism basics - including common metabolic disorders - in this article.

  • A Guide to Eating for Sports for Teens

    You've prepared for the game in almost every way possible: but now what should you eat? Read about performance foods, nutritional supplements, and more.

  • Teacher's Guide: Energy Balance (Grades 3 to 5) for Educators

    The activities in this Teacher's Guide will encourage your students to eat and sleep well to provide enough energy to grow and be active.

  • Teacher's Guide: Energy Balance (Grades 9 to 12) for Educators

    Energy balance is the relationship between the amount of calories people consume and the amount they burn. The activities in this Teacher's Guide will help students understand what they can do to "balance" their energy.

  • Kids and On-the-Go Nutrition for Parents

    Protein, diet, energy, granola, and cereal bars have flooded the market. They offer convenience, but how do they stack up when it comes to nutrition?

  • Seasonal Affective Disorder for Parents

    A person with SAD typically experiences symptoms of depression as winter approaches and daylight hours become shorter.

  • Definition: Ketones for Parents

    When fats are broken down for energy, chemicals called ketones appear in the blood and urine.