Kids & Teens

There are approximately 28,000 children in New Hampshire and 2013 data shows that 10.6 percent of these children have asthma.

If you have asthma or know a child who does you may be wondering:

  • What you really need to know so you can control your asthma, instead of it controlling you;
  • How to deal with friends, parents, classmates, teachers or others when talking about asthma;
  • How you can do all the things you enjoy doing, even with asthma.

Websites for more information

Air Now
Air Now, the Air Quality Index for Kid’s for kids, aged 5 to 10 years, shows children how to moderate their activity to play outside safely when air pollution levels are high and when you should stay inside to play.

All About Asthma for Teens – Asthma Initiative of Michigan

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Many websites and resources for children of different ages are listed here.

Quest for the Code – This CD can also be ordered in English or Spanish by calling the Starlight Foundation at 1-800-315-2580.

Get Asthma Help – Includes asthma games for children under 7, in addition to information for parents and teens.

Have Questions?

How Can I Deal with My Asthma?

Just for Kids – Asthma information and activities to learn about managing asthma.

School, Sports And Other Activities

Going to School

School, Life, and Asthma for Teens

Sports, Other Activities, and Asthma for Teens

Smoking (Don’t Go There)

Cutting Through the Hype

NH Youth Network – Breathe NH-creating a new generation of leaders who engage others in matters that impact breathing: tobacco use, air quality and the environment.

Smoking, Teens, and Asthma

Teens Against Tobacco Use – American Lung Association – Teaches young people about tobacco use and how to promote tobacco-free communities.

Meeting Other Kids And Teens

STAR Program – Based at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, in Lebanon, NH, the STAR (Steps Toward Adult Responsibility) provides a variety of resources and support for adolescents with a chronic physical health condition.