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Food and Nutrition

Want to learn about foods that keep your child healthy? Looking for healthy snacks for kids? Check out these resources!  

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, Food and Nutrition Service, 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, 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, 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, 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.

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 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, National Institutes of Health, National Library of Medicine, MedlinePlus Health Information

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

Nemours Foundation, KidsHealth

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