Dos and Don’ts When Dining Out with Your Preschooler

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For preschoolers, ages 3 to 5, the meals may be small but there are big lessons to learn about lifelong healthy dining habits.

Veggies: The Stars at Your Dinner Table

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One way to increase vegetable consumption is to make them the star of the meal. Kids love meal bars like potato bars, salad bars and nacho bars, and they're great ways to introduce new veggies.

Kids in the Garden - Nutritious and Fun

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Planting a garden can be fun for the entire family. With fruits and vegetables conveniently growing at eye level, planting a garden can have a positive impact on your child’s health.

Gluten-Free Meals on a Budget

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It's easy to prepare healthful, gluten-free meals for your family without breaking the bank.

Ease the Pain of Constipation

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Constipation can be painful, stressful and embarrassing for kids and it takes a toll on parents, too.

Nutrition for Your Child with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

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Caring for a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) can be challenging on many levels. And healthy eating is no exception.

Your Pre-Teen’s Weight

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Parents may become concerned by a child's weight increase, but remember a major growth spurt often occurs during the pre-teen (middle school) years and kids will often become heavier before their height takes off.

Meet Your Supermarket Dietitian

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Have you ever wandered the supermarket or grocery store, confused by food labels, wishing you had someone to help you navigate the aisles and make healthier choices? Look for the supermarket registered dietitian!

Help Kids Say No to Healthy Diet Sabotage

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While friends and relatives who encourage bad eating habits may have the best intentions, they could be innocently contributing to several potential problems affecting your children. Learn how to address the issues delicately.

Exploring We Will Go

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Do you struggle to get your grade-schooler to eat fruits and vegetables? If so, don’t feel like you’re alone. Here are some suggestions to get your child to like and eat those fruits and veggies.

The Family Table

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Research shows that family meals promote healthier eating – more fruits, vegetables and fiber; less fried food; often fewer calories. And they do far more than put healthful food on the table.

Does TV Influence What Your Child Eats?

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TV time can take a toll on your child’s nutrition because many kids are easily swayed to choose the foods they see advertised on television. And many of these foods are high in fat, sugar, sodium and/or calories and they often lack vitamins, minerals and fiber.

Should You Hide Your Child’s Vegetables?

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If your child would rather push his peas around his plate than eat them, you've probably considered sneaking a few veggies into his favorite foods. But should you?

Why Is My Child a Picky Eater?

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Being a picky eater, a developmental stage also called neophobia, can be a natural state for young children. Learn the nine phrases that will turn your picky eater into a more adventurous one.

Protein Foods for Your Vegetarian Child

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Kids don’t need to eat meat to get the necessary protein to keep their bodies healthy and growing. Build meals around these five non-meat foods that contain protein and are rich in nutrients.

Make Yogurt Fun

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Drinking milk and eating yogurt can be excellent food sources of calcium in your diet. However, it can be a challenge to get kids to meet their daily calcium needs. Use these tips to get them to try!

Your Child’s Food Allergy

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You may feel like every kid at your child’s school has an allergy, or you may be managing this serious medical condition within your own family. Here’s what you need to know about one of the most common conditions affecting children in the U.S.

Does My Child Need A Supplement?

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If your child eats a variety of foods, supplements may not be needed. However, if you're unsure about your child's nutrient intake, get expert advice.

Homemade Baby Food

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Preparing homemade baby food lets parents expose babies to more flavors, which may help them become more adventurous eaters. And it's easier and cheaper than you might think.

6 Surprising Ways to Incorporate Yogurt into MyPlate

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Incorporating yogurt into a healthy diet for kids is easier than you might think, and important, too. Here are six surprising ways to include it in your child’s diet.

Getting Started on Eating Right

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The choices parents make in feeding their infants can have a lifetime impact on your child’s health and weight.

Are Canned Foods Nutritious for My Family?

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Quick and convenient, more than 1500 varieties of canned foods appear on today's supermarket shelves offering everything from traditional fare to a variety of nutritionally positioned products such as sodium-free, low-fat, no-added-sugar and others.

Milk: More Important Than You Think!

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Milk and dairy products are the main source of calcium in our diets, a critical mineral kids need to build strong bones, help muscles contract and transmit nerve impulses. Try these tips to get your kids to drink more milk and eat more dairy.

Nutrition Thumbs Up for Dad!

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For years, moms have been the unofficial point person in the kitchen, serving up healthy meals and teaching kids to eat right. But today, many dads are getting in on the action too. Here are five easy ways dads can make a difference.

The Best Winter Foods for Kids

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When the temperatures drop and the daylight hours are shorter, energy levels can take a big dip, right along with mood. These foods will help your kids stay healthy — and happy — this winter.

Expanding Your Baby's Flavor Horizons

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Researchers have discovered that a baby’s sensory system can taste flavors from its mother’s diet that travel through the mother’s bloodstream into the amniotic fluid.

Exploring More About Food

Food offers a world of experiences well suited to how children learn. Because food can become a "hands-on" activity, everyday tasks can get kids involved in food – and so promote healthful eating.

Coping With Picky Eating Phases

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Every parent of a young child has been through the pain of a picky eating phase. Between the ages of one and 3, they are expressing independence about everything, including food.

Eating Out with Kids

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Use smart-eating strategies: plan ahead, consider the menu and choose foods carefully to keep you on your plan.

Veggies for Breakfast? Yes!

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Fruit fits easily into breakfast, but vegetables can be a challenge. Here are some tips to help you wake up your kid's fruit and vegetable appetite.




  • Cook healthy

    Involve your child in the cutting, mixing and preparation of all meals. Even a snack can be healthy.

  • Eat right

    Sit down together as a family to enjoy a wonderful meal and the opportunity to share the day's experiences with one another.

  • Shop smart

    To encourage a healthy lifestyle, get your children involved in selecting the food that will appear at the breakfast, lunch or dinner table.

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