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About BAM! Body and Mind

BAM! Body and Mind is an online destination for kids created by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Designed for kids 9-13 years old, BAM! gives them the information they need to make healthy lifestyle choices. The site focuses on topics that kids told us are important to them such as stress and physical fitness using kid-friendly lingo, games, quizzes, and other interactive features.

BAM! Body and Mind also serves as an aid to teachers, providing them with interactive, educational, and fun activities that are linked to national education standards for science and health set by the National Research Council, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the Joint Committee for National School Health Education Standards. Representatives from Association for the Advancement of Health Education, the American Public Health Association, the American School Health Association, the Society of State Directors of Health, Physical Education and Recreation, and the American Cancer Society composed the committee. These standards are used by teachers, teacher educators, and national organizations across the country. In addition, most state departments of education use the science standards in whole or in part to set their state curricula.

Some Highlights
  • KABAM!, a comic creator that allows kids to resolve conflicts and stressful situations with the help of the cartoon BAM! Body and Mind Bunch.
  • An exercise personality quiz that results in a custom activity list for each user.
  • Teacher's Corner with activities linked to national education standards for science and health.

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CDC is recognized as the lead federal agency for protecting the health and safety of people, at home and abroad, and providing them with credible information to help them make their health decisions. CDC serves as the national focus for developing and applying disease prevention and control, environmental health, and health promotion and education activities designed to improve the health of the people of the United States.

See www.cdc.gov/aboutcdc.htm for more information.

Compliance

BAM! Body and Mind is fully compliant with the requirements outlined in the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA) which limits the collection of personal information of children under the age of 13, as well as Section 508, which requires Federal agency web sites to be accessible to people with disabilities.
For more information on these requirements please visit:
www.ftc.gov/ogc/coppa1.htm
www.section508.gov

Credits

CDC is grateful to all of the individuals and groups who have contributed their time, expertise, and content to BAM! Body and Mind

  • Steven W. Edwards, Ph.D., Professor, School of Applied Health and Educational Psychology, University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, OK
  • Heather Henderson, M.A., Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Educational Theory and Practice, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV
  • Katharine Kersey, Ed.D., Professor and Chair of Early Childhood, Speech Pathology, and Special Education, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA
  • Eric R. Kincaid, M.A., Science Teacher, Morgantown High School, Monongalia County Board of Education, Morgantown, WV
  • Rebecca Kittle, M.A., Science Teacher, Taylor County Middle School, Grafton, WV
  • Susan L. Newell, C.C.S., Certified Fitness Consultant, Knoxville, TN
  • Eric J. Pyle, Ph.D., Associate Professor - Science Education, Department of Educational Theory and Practice, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV
  • Terri A. Sappington, M.A., Science Teacher, University High School, Monongalia County Board of Education, Morgantown, WV

Click here to see the BAM! Body and Mind bibliography.

Contact Us

BAM! Body and Mind welcomes your suggestions, comments, and concerns. Please contact us at:
BAM! Body and Mind
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
1600 Clifton Road
MS C-04
Atlanta, GA 30333