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Food and Nutrition

USDA. Food and Nutrition Service. Team Nutrition

Find tips that help parents build healthier family meals that include the five food groups. PDF | 2.00 MB Also available in:

USDA. Food and Nutrition Service

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.

USDA. Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion

MyPlate Kids' Place is a great resource for kids, parents, and teachers. Resources include games, activity sheets, kid-friendly recipes, and physical activity tips.

USDA. Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion

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.

USDA. Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion

Find MyPlate tips sheets for promoting healthy eating in children. Topics include:

USDA. Food and Nutrition Service. Team Nutrition

Get Team Nutrition materials, which help schools integrate nutrition education into classroom learning and also include materials for home, cafeteria, and community connections. 

HHS. Food and Drug Administration. Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition

This article and short video provides healthy breakfast tips for kids.

HHS. National Institutes of Health. National Library of Medicine

Explore the latest news, information, and resources on child nutrition. Also in Spanish.

HHS. Food and Drug Administration. Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition

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. 

HHS. National Institutes of Health. National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health

Many dietary supplements haven't been tested in children. Find more information here.

HHS. National Institutes of Health. National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

Parents, find out what you can do now to keep your kids bones strong as they get older.

HHS. Food and Drug Administration. Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition

Getting kids to eat the fiber they need can be a challenge. This video shares ideas for good-tasting high fiber foods.

Nemours Foundation. KidsHealth

A resource for parents on adding fiber to your family's diet.

HHS. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

About 9 in 10 US children eat more sodium than recommended. Read about how parents and caregivers can help.