Food & Nutrition

MyPlate at Home (PDF | 2.00 MB)

USDA. FNS. Team Nutrition.

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


MyPlate Kids' Place

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.


Core Nutrition Messages Especially for Moms

USDA. Food and Nutrition Service.

Encourage healthy eating with these tips and tools for trying new foods, eating whole grains, enjoying fruit and vegetables, and having low-fat milk and yogurt.


MyPlate Tip Sheets

USDA. Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion.

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


Video: Farm to School Works!

Learn how farm to school programs work to get kids eating more healthful foods, bolster local economies, and improve the environment.


MyPlate Plan

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.


Nutrition Education: Resources for Elementary School

USDA. FNS. Healthy Meals Resource System.

Teach elementary school children about healthy eating with these lesson plans and learning resources.


Healthy Breakfasts for Kids: It's All About Balance

DHHS. FDA. Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.

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


Kids 'n Fiber (Video)

DHHS. FDA. 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.


Reducing Sodium in Children's Diets

DHHS. 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.


MedlinePlus: Child Nutrition

DHHS. NIH. National Library of Medicine.

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


Kids and Their Bones: A Guide for Parents

DHHS. NIH. 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.


10 Things to Know About Dietary Supplements for Children and Teens

DHHS. NIH. National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health.

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


Read the Label Youth Outreach Campaign

DHHS. FDA. Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.

Understand the Nutrition Facts on the food label and use the information for making healthy choices.


Fiber and Your Child

Nemours Foundation. KidsHealth.

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