Healthy eating for children and teens
Healthful habits for the whole family
Use these at-home lessons to help your children make healthful choices about what they eat.
- MyPlate: Healthful foods you can choose
- Fast food restaurants
- Sugary drinks: What every kid needs to know
- How much spaghetti should you have on your plate? (and other tales from the kitchen)
Guide for the Care of Children: Nutrition
A healthy diet for children has enough nutrients for them to grow and have energy.
Encourage your child not to eat a lot of fast food and convenience foods.
Being overweight increases your child's risk of having health problems. You can help your child manage his or her weight.
What healthy foods will kids really eat? The answer varies from child to child. We asked some first grade boys about their food favorites.