Eating Habits for Healthy Kids
Parents Respond - Getting Kids to Eat Healthy
Most nutrition experts recommend against forcing kids to eat foods they don't like or making them "clean" their plates. So how do you get them to eat more vegetables, fruits, and other healthy foods? How do you avoid power struggles and mealtime battles in your home? How do you get your kids to eat healthy foods?
Healthy Eating - Healthy Eating Plan for Kids
A healthy eating plan that you can use to help your kids reach the food pyramid goals and recommendations for eating fruit, vegetables, whole grains, lean meats, and drinking milk.
Healthy Eating Habits
Healthy eating habits, unlike a diet, can help your kids avoid obesity, lose weight, or stay at a healthy weight throughout their whole life.
Best Foods for Kids
Although you don't want to get in the habit of forcing your kids to eat foods they don't like or make them "clean" their plates, there are lots of healthy foods kids like. Parents often overlook these healthy foods and go straight to what they think are more "kid-friendly foods," such as hot dogs, pizza, french fries, chicken nuggets, juice and...
Understanding Child Nutrition
Taking some time to understand the basics of child nutrition, from newborns to teens, can help you avoid common mistakes, make healthy choices, and teach your kids healthy eating habits.
Reading Food Labels
Learn how to read food labels so that you can choose foods that will provide your family with a nutritious and balanced diet.
Food Portion Sizes
Parents often have a lot of time figuring out how much to feed their children, whether it is a toddler who doesn't seem to be eating enough, or an older child who is already overweight and is eating too much. Understanding the normal portion sizes, which depend on your child's age, can help to make sure your child is getting the right amount to eat.
Eating Less - Using Portion Control and Mind Control to Eat Less Food
Learn how to use portion control and mind control to help your kids eat less, as eating less is an important part of most healthy eating habits to ward off childhood obesity.
Healthy Lunches for Kids
Learn how to encourage your kids to eat a healthy lunch at school, including lunch ideas for your child's lunch box that encourage good eating habits.
Restaurants - Eating Healthy for Kids
As hard a time as some parents have getting their kids to eat healthy at home, it can seem almost impossible when you take them out to eat, especially if they usually choose foods from the kids' menu. Learn how to help your kids eat healthy when eating out at restaurants.
Learn to choose healthy food for your kids to eat, as you also work to avoid junk food.
Healthy Snacks for Kids
In addition to their three regular meals, kids often get quite a few calories from the snacks they eat throughout the day. Make sure your kids are eating healthy snacks, including low-fat, low-calorie foods such as fresh fruits and raw vegetables.
Calories - Calories in Food
Although you usually shouldn't have to count calories each and every day, it can be helpful to know about the calories in the foods your kids eat. This is especially important if your child is already overweight.
Eating more whole foods is a good way to replace many of the processed snacks and foods that have a lot of extra sugar, fat (including trans fat),salt, and other things added to them and a lot of good things taken out, like fiber.
Low Fat Foods
As you learn to avoid high fat foods for all other children, it is just as important to learn to choose low fat foods as part of your family's healthy diet. In addition to food labeled fat-free and low fat, healthy low fat foods include most fruits and vegetables.
Eat This Not That! For Kids! Book
Eat This Not That! For Kids! is a great book to help parents learn to make healthier choices at restaurants, when buying food at the grocery store, and even at school.