Teen Health Summit! Oct 20, 2017 from 9AM-2PM! REGISTER NOW!

These resources can help you learn how to improve your health.


General Resources

National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA)

NEDA supports individuals and families affected by eating disorders and serves as a catalyst for prevention, cures and access to quality care.

800.931.2237

 

Howard County Unsweetened

Learn about the long-term impact of sugary drinks, empty calories, and the potential for obesity.
www.hocounsweetened.org

 

Physical Health

Get the basics on your changing body-from head to toe.
www.kidshealth.org/teen


 

Food Assistance

If you need help getting enough healthy food for yourself or your family, visit these sites and talk to your parents about whether you qualify for assistance.

 

FISH: Howard County Food Bank
www.cac-hc.org/programs-services/food-assistance/

 

Maryland Food Bank
www.marylandfoodbank.org


Distracted Driving

Teen drivers are some of the most susceptible people to the dangers of distracted driving. In the face of so many distractions, driving more responsibly is not just important—it very well could be life-saving. Check out the resources below for more info!

 

Centers for Disease Control (CDC): Distracted Driving

Learn about the types of distractions, risk factors, and prevention of distracted driving. 

https://www.cdc.gov/motorvehiclesafety/distracted_driving/index.html 

 

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA): Distracted Driving

Discover more about distracted driving, its consequences, and what’s being done nationally to fight against distracted driving. 

https://www.nhtsa.gov/risky-driving/distracted-driving

 

NHTSA: Famous Last Words Campaign

In 2015, 3,477 people were killed, and 391,000 were injured in motor vehicle crashes involving distracted drivers. If you text and drive, your next message may be your last. Check out the NHTSA’s ‘Famous Last Words‘ campaign video