Nutrition for Children
- Childhood Obesity
- Food Allergies
- Eating Habits for Healthy Kids (16)
- Expert Nutrition Q & A (34)
- Baby Food (16)
- Breastfeeding (95)
- Baby Formula (26)
- Boosting Calories (6)
- Starting Solid Foods (17)
- Cholesterol and Children (13)
- Picky Eaters (12)
- Calcium (13)
- Calories (7)
- Drinks and Calories from Drinks (5)
- Fast Food (14)
- Fiber and High Fiber Foods (3)
- Food Pyramid (9)
- Fruits (4)
- Junk Food (10)
- Milk (18)
- Recipes (17)
- Vegetables (6)
- Vitamins and Supplements (21)
- Water (6)
- Nutrients in Whole Foods (10)
- Nutrition Facts (13)
- Nutrition Quiz (5)
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.
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?
The food pyramid has long encouraged kids to eat foods from each of the food groups each day, but that only works if you and your kids understand what the food groups actually are. Learn about the five food groups, what nutrients your child can get from each, and what the MyPlate campaign says about food groups.
As you learn about healthy food and avoiding junk food, you can really put those lessons to work at the grocery store when you buy groceries. Learn how to make a healthy grocery list for your family and which groceries you might want to keep out of your shopping cart.
Eating with a Spoon and Fork
A photo of a toddler feeding himself with a spoon, a milestone most children reach between 13 and 21 months, although they may still be messy.
Probiotics for Kids
Probiotics seem like they are the next "new thing" in infant and child nutrition. Should you give your child probiotics as a supplement, from yogurt, or infant formula?
Child Nutrition By The Book
These 'Child Nutrition By The Book' guidelines can help you to make healthy choices when planning your family's diet.
Diet and Constipation
Review common causes of constipation and how you can prevent and treat your child's constipation with simple changes to your child's diet.
CHILD-1 Diet and Nutrition Recommendations
The CHILD-1 diet and nutrition recommendations to limit added sugar and high-fat foods and eat more high-fiber foods can help kids who are overweight, have high cholesterol, and high blood pressure, but are also a good idea for other kids to help stay healthy and avoid all of those problems.
Food coloring and food dyes have been used throughout history, although until recently, most food coloring was natural and didn't include the artificial food dyes that are commonly used today. It is this artificial food coloring that is causing some controversy now, being blamed for causing ADHD and other behavior problems. Learn if you should...
2005 Dietary Guidelines
Review the new Dietary Guidelines to help people make better food choices and live healthier lives.