Food and Nutrition
Find quick and easy recipes kids and other family members will enjoy. Videos, rollover widgets, and fact sheets provide ideas on ways to get your kids to try new foods, eat whole grains, fruits and vegetables, and low-fat milk and yogurt.
MyPlate Kids' Place is a great resource for kids, parents, and teachers. Resources include games, activity sheets, kid-friendly recipes, and physical activity tips.
The MyPlate Plan shows your food group targets – what and how much to eat within your calorie allowance. Your food plan is personalized, based on your age, sex, height, weight, and physical activity level.
Find MyPlate tips sheets for promoting healthy eating in children. Topics include:
Get Team Nutrition materials, which help schools integrate nutrition education into classroom learning and also include materials for home, cafeteria, and community connections.
This article and short video provides healthy breakfast tips for kids.
Explore the latest news, information, and resources on child nutrition. Also in Spanish.
These materials challenge kids (ages 9 to 13) to look for and use the Nutrition Facts label on food and beverage packages. Materials include fun, easy tips and targeted education to help make label reading a key component through which today’s young people are equipped to achieve a healthy diet.
Many dietary supplements haven't been tested in children. Find more information here.
Parents, find out what you can do now to keep your kids bones strong as they get older.
Getting kids to eat the fiber they need can be a challenge. This video shares ideas for good-tasting high fiber foods.
A resource for parents on adding fiber to your family's diet.
About 9 in 10 US children eat more sodium than recommended. Read about how parents and caregivers can help.