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 Health and Nutrition Information for Children over Five

USDA. Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion.

Learn about healthy eating with MyPlate.

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.

10 Tips Nutrition Education Series

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.

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.

Kids 'n Fiber

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.

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.

Best for Bones Food

American Bone Health.

Find information for helping young girls develop life-long healthy bones.

Fiber and Your Child

Nemours Foundation. KidsHealth.

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