Healthy Meals Resource System

USDA. FNS. Healthy Meals Resource System.

Find a selection of resources and materials for teaching preschool children about healthy eating.

Nibbles for Health: Nutrition Newsletters for Parents of Young Children

USDA. FNS. Team Nutrition.

Contains newsletters for parents and caregivers of young children that address parents' concerns about healthful eating and active living for the personal health of their child, family, and self. Also includes three brief sharing sessions for group settings.

MyPlate for Preschoolers

USDA. The Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion.

Help your preschooler eat well, be active, and be healthy. Get daily food plans, growth charts, tips for picky eaters and more.

MyPlate Tip Sheets for Preschoolers

USDA. The Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion.

Below are just some of the tip sheets available from ChooseMyPlate for preschoolers:

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:

Kitchen Activities for Kids

USDA. Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion.

Get preschoolers involved in the kitchen to overcome picky eating with these 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.

Infant and Toddler Nutrition

DHHS. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

This website brings together existing information and practical strategies on feeding healthy foods and drinks to infants and toddlers, from birth to 24 months of age.

MedlinePlus: Toddler Nutrition

DHHS. NIH. National Library of Medicine

Find age-specific information for feeding toddlers. Also available in Spanish.

ABCs of Growing Healthy Kids: Picky Eaters

PennState Extension

This article offers some tips and advice on how to cope with young, opinionated eaters.