Food & Nutrition

Food and Nutrition Information Center Apple Image Toddler Nutrition and Health Resource List

USDA. NAL. Food and Nutrition Information Center.

A collection of resources on toddler nutrition and health issues, including food allergies, picky eaters, oral health, and physical activity.


Food and Nutrition Books for Kids

USDA. ARS. National Agricultural Library.

A list of books on food and nutrition topics written for young readers.


Mother and Daughter in the Kitchen Image Especially for Moms. Recipes, videos, tips and factsheets

USDA. Food and Nutrition Service.

Recipes, videos, tips and factsheets just for you! Pick up ideas on ways to get your kids to try new foods, eat whole grains, fruits and vegetables, and low-fat milk and yogurt.


Toddler Eating Image MedlinePlus: Toddler Nutrition

DHHS. NIH. National Library of Medicine

Offers information, resources, and the latest news on infant and toddler nutrition and provides age-specific information on feeding children for the first two years. Links users to organizations and services for more information. Also in Spanish.


ChooseMyPlate Icon 10 Tips for Making Healthy Foods More Fun for Children

USDA. Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion.

Tip Sheet of Kid-Friendly Veggies and Fruits from Choose MyPlate.


Kitchen Activities for Kids

USDA. Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion.

Tips for how preschoolers can help out with different tasks in the kitchen.


MyPlate for Preschoolers

USDA. The Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion.

Help your preschooler eat well, be active, and be healthy. Get daily food plans, growth charts, tips for picky eaters and more.


Children Throwing Frisbee Image Eat Smart. Play Hard.™ Healthy Lifestyle

USDA. Food and Nutrition Service.

Site designed for parents and caregivers to provide information on healthy eating, being more physically active and acting as a role model for kids.


Team Nutrition Image Team Nutrition: Parents

USDA. Food and Nutrition Service.

Find resources for getting involved in children's schools to promote a healthy nutrition environment, including newsletters, action kits, and tip sheets.


Team Nutrition General Lesson Plans

USDA. FNS. Team Nutrition.

Resources for general lesson planning in the Resource Library for Educators.


Nibbles for Health: Nutrition Newsletters for Parents of Young Children

USDA. FNS. Team Nutrition.

Contains 41 newsletters for parents and caregivers of young children that address parents' concerns about healthful eating and active living for the personal health of their child, family, and self. Also includes three brief sharing sessions for group settings.


Reading Food Labels Image 8 Healthy Eating Goals

President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition.

Small changes can make a big difference to your health. This pages offers eight goals for healthy eating challenging users to try incorporating at least six into their diet.


Team Nutrition Logo Team Nutrition Gardening Resources

USDA. Food and Nutrition Service. Team Nutrition

The USDA is offering these interactive and exploratory lessons as a creative way to connect school gardens with nutrition messages in the classroom, school cafeteria, and at home.


Milk Matters Image Milk Matters

DHHS. NIH. National Institute of Child Health & Human Development.

Promotes calcium consumption among tweens and teens, especially during the ages of 11 to 15.


Young child eating MedlinePlus: Child Nutrition

DHHS. NIH. National Library of Medicine.

Provides a gateway to the latest news and information on the topic of child nutrition. Links to research and related topics. Also in Spanish.


MyPlate at Home Handouts (PDF | 2.00 MB)

USDA. FNS. Team Nutrition.

Part of the Serving Up MyPlate Curriculum, this handout offers fun and easy tips for building healthier family meals that include the five food groups. This resource is also available in Spanish (PDF 2.01 MB), Traditional Chinese (PDF 1.48 MB), and
French (PDF 2.10 MB).


Create Healthy, Active Celebrations (PDF | 4.85 MB)

USDA. Food and Nutrition Service.

Offers ideas to caregivers and parents for making healthy eating and physical activity part of special events and celebrations. Includes low-cost recipes, party themes, and tips on event planning. Part of the Eat Smart. Play Hard. program.


What You Need to Know About Mercury in Fish and Shellfish

DHHS. FDA. Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition; Environmental Protection Agency.

For pregnant or breastfeeding women and young children, provides answers to frequently asked questions about the benefits of eating fish and shellfish, and gives recommendations for avoiding excessive exposure to mercury in fish and shellfish.