Health & Development

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.


Girl Eating Breakfast Image America's Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2010

Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics.

Provides a report on the key indicators of child and family well-being in America. Links to reports from previous years.


2000 CDC Growth Charts: United States

DHHS. CDC. National Center for Health Statistics.

Growth charts have been used by healthcare providers and parents to track the growth of infants, children, and adolescents in the United States since 1977. Website provides resources including clinical growth charts, educational materials, data tables and reports.


Girl Jumping Rope - We Can! We Can! (Ways to Enhance Children's Activity & Nutrition)

DHHS. National Institutes of Health.

A national program for parents and caregivers interested in practical tools to help children 8-13 years old stay at a healthy weight.


Nutrition and the Health of Young People

DHHS. CDC. National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.

Facts and statistics about the status of child and adolescent nutrition in the United States. Also in PDF|85 KB.


Image of Child Blowing Bubbles Learn the Signs. Act Early.

DHHS. CDC. National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities.

Do you know all the ways you should measure your child's growth? Find information, developmental milestones, fact sheets and more to help you help your child reach her/his full potential.


Children's Nutrition Research Center

USDA. ARS. Children's Nutrition Research Center.

Serves as a gateway to research information, and provides resources on maternal, infant, and child nutrition.


Mother, Daughter, Grandmother Smiling Body Image and Your Kids

DHHS. OWH. National Women's Health Information Center.

Learn how parents' attitudes about their own bodies and eating can affect kids' attitudes and body image. Discover how to promote a healthy body image.


Helping Kids Fight Obesity: Best Online Info Sources (PDF | 778 KB)

USDA. Agricultural Research Service.

Selected by a Nutrition.gov registered dietitian, a review of the best Web resources that help kids avoid obesity by encouraging healthy habits and behaviors.


Helping Your Overweight Child

DHHS. NIH. NIDDK. Weight-control Information Network.

Information for parents to help their children develop a healthy body image and learn healthy eating and physical activity habits. Also in PDF|2.2 MB.


Child with Physician Image MedlinePlus: Child Dental Health

DHHS. NIH. National Library of Medicine.

Provides a gateway to the latest news and information on the topic of child dental health. Also offers links to research and related topics, including nutrition. Also in Spanish.


Snack Smart for Healthy Teeth logo Snack Smart for Healthy Teeth

DHHS. NIH. National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research.

Highlights the importance of keeping teeth healthy and provides a list of "smart" snacks that help promote healthy teeth and gums.


Kids and Their Bones: A Guide for Parents

DHHS. NIH. National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases.

Provides answers to commonly asked questions about children's bone growth and development. Also includes information on helping children eat more calcium rich foods.


Mother and Daughter Image Best Bones Forever™ - for Parents

DHHS. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Provides useful information to parents on how to help young girls develop lifelong bone-healthy habits.


Girlshealth.gov For Parents & Caregivers

DHHS. OWH. National Women's Health Information Center.

Provides resources and links for parents and caregivers of young girls (ages 10-16) to help them deal with some of the issues young girls may face.


Food and Nutrition Information Center Logo Interactive Tools

USDA. NAL. Food and Nutrition Information Center.

Links to web sites that allow consumers to enter information and receive individual feedback to help with diet evaluation and planning, checking personal health risks and testing knowledge. Select"The Interactive Playground" to find games and quizzes specifically for children.