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Best Nutrition and Health Apps for Kids

These health and nutrition focused apps, games, and sites give kids the straight dope on a host of essential and often taboo topics about bodies.

LeapFrog Explorer Learning Game: Disney Doc McStuffins Publisher: LeapFrog
Nurture sick toys while learning about health and hygiene
Grades Pre-K-K
Type Game
Price $24.99
Platforms LeapFrog games
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Super Stretch Yoga HD Publisher: The Adventures of Super Stretch, LLC
Appealing videos inspire kids to move their bodies in new ways
Grades Pre-K-2
Type App
Price Free
Platforms iPad
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This is my Food - Nutrition for Kids Publisher: urbn; pockets
Fun activities serve bite-sized lessons about food and nutrition
Grades K-2
Type App
Price $2.99
Platforms iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch
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BrainPOP Jr. Visit Website: https://jr.brainpop.com/
Top-notch educational videos a boon for elementary school teachers
Grades K-3
Type Website
Price Paid
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Fizzy's Lunch Lab Visit Website: http://pbskids.org/lunchlab/
Professor Fizzy and crew make it fun to be healthy
Grades K-4
Type Website
Price Free
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GoNoodle Visit Website: https://www.gonoodle.com/
Brief bursts of physical exercise add classroom fun, build brain power
Grades K-5
Type Website
Price Free, Free to Try, Paid
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ZisBoomBah Visit Website: http://www.zisboombah.com
Fun, practical tips and tools for a nutritious, well-balanced diet
Grades 1-6
Type Website
Price Free
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I Got This: An Interactive Story Publisher: The Lawrence Hall of Science
Interactive story explores diabetes health issues, lacks depth
Grades 3-5
Type App
Price Free
Platforms iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch
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Monster Heart Medic Publisher: The Lawrence Hall of Science
Brilliant medical sim engages kids, promotes heart-healthy lifestyle
Grades 3-6
Type App
Price Free
Platforms iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch
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LearnStorm Visit Website: http://www.learnstorm2017.org/
Guided lessons focus on the brain, encourage a growth mindset
Grades 3-12
Type Website
Price Free
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BrainPop Visit Website: http://www.brainpop.com
Clever animated hosts Tim and Moby masterfully tackle complex topics
Grades 4-8
Type Website
Price From $220
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Ted-Ed Visit Website: http://ed.ted.com
Support kids' sense of wonder with outstanding short videos
Grades 4-12
Type Website
Price Free
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AMAZE Visit Website: http://amaze.org
Quirky, funny videos give thoughtful answers to kids' sex-ed questions
Grades 5-8
Type Website
Price Free
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Center for Young Women's Health Visit Website: http://www.youngwomenshealth.org
Maturely covers difficult physical and mental health issues
Grades 5-12
Type Website
Price Free
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iTooch 6th Grade Health Publisher: eduPad
Comprehensive lessons, quizzes offer solid content and whimsical style
Grades 6-8
Type App
Price $5.99
Platforms Android, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch
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POX: Save the People Publisher: tiltfactor
Engrossing strategy game offers lessons in public health
Grades 6-12
Type App
Price Free
Platforms iPad
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Young Men's Health Visit Website: http://www.youngmenshealthsite.org
Straightforward health info; no-frills site could do more to engage
Grades 6-12
Type Website
Price Free
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Sex, Etc. Visit Website: http://www.sexetc.org
Reliable, unbiased sex ed site keeps it real for teens
Grades 8-12
Type Website
Price Free
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Solve the Outbreak Publisher: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Become a disease detective -- read clues, analyze data, save lives
Grades 8-12
Type App
Price Free
Platforms iPad
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Go Ask Alice! Visit Website: http://goaskalice.columbia.edu/
Great health website answers teens' icky questions
Grades 9-12
Type Website
Price Free
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