Are berries on your shopping list this summer? Whether we're talking about blueberries, strawberries or raspberries, these sweet, colorful finger fruits are sure to make your toddler or preschooler happy.
Eating right at an amusement park can seem like an impossible feat, but it doesn’t have to be.
If your barbecue pit has been undercover for the winter months, take time to make sure your grill is clean and ready for safe use before throwing on your favorite food.
You can transform almost any recipe and just a few subtle modifications may improve their nutrition content without much flavor change. Experiment!
Time and attention are necessary to make certain young children get all the nutrients they need for normal growth and development, and well-planned vegetarian and vegan eating patterns are healthy for infants and toddlers.
Having teeth doesn't mean children can handle all foods. Small, hard foods … slippery foods … and sticky foods can block the air passage, cutting off a child's supply of oxygen.
Want a healthier birthday party for your kids? Use cookie cutters to create shapes for home-made sandwiches.
Active kids need fuel for sports, school and everyday health, as well as normal growth and development. When young people are involved in competitive athletics, their need for power foods and fluids is higher than usual.
If you’re concerned about the amount of sugar in your child’s diet you might be wondering if artificial sweeteners are a smart alternative. Despite what you may have heard, artificial sweeteners don’t cause birth defects or cancer and they aren’t linked to behavior problems.
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.
One reason kids may not be eating appropriately sized portions based on the recommended MyPlate serving sizes is that they may not recognize what a reasonable portion looks like. Use this chart to determine what a serving size actually looks like.
Embrace the healthier roots of soul food—greens, sweet potatoes and beans—by following these tips to create healthier soul food, your way.
Second only to infancy, adolescence is the fastest growth stage in life! Even when teens reach their adult height (for girls sooner than for boys), their bodies are still growing and developing.
For kids, eating in the morning is essential for optimal school performance and overall health. Kids (and adults) who eat breakfast tend to do better at school (and work) and have healthier weights and cholesterol levels as well.
Compelling research suggests that fatty buildup in arteries begins in childhood and is more likely with higher blood cholesterol levels.
What's the best way to share the love this Valentine's Day? A healthy heart. Incorporate some of these ideas into your family's meals for a heart-healthy diet.
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 freezer case is stocked with many healthy and convenient foods you can serve with little time or effort.
The flu season is at your doorstep. How can you protect yourself? The best defense is a year-round offense: Eat smart, stay active, get enough rest, reduce stress.
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.
Four key nutrition tips to keep your teen athlete nutritionally balanced, energized and ready to play.
With Thanksgiving just around the corner, questions are already popping up about how to prepare the two stars of the Thanksgiving feast: the turkey and stuffing.
Between First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! campaign against childhood obesity and Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution there’s no shortage of programs aimed at getting America’s kids to eat healthier.
Help your family eat right by filling half their plates with fruits and vegetables.
Make time to eat with your family using the following tips from registered dietitians—the food and nutrition experts!
What is the best breakfast for kids this school year? It's the breakfast they will eat.
The choices parents make in feeding their infants can have a lifetime impact on your child’s health and weight.
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.
Here are your best bets for feeding them when they are mildly sick with a little sneezing, a cough and a runny nose.
Good dental care begins at birth – even before baby teeth appear! Healthy teeth let children chew food easier, learn to talk clearly, and smile with self-assurance.
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.
During the first two years, children move from exclusive breast or bottle feeding to eating table foods with the rest of the family.
Very young children need the same variety of nutrient-rich foods as older kids and adults, just in much smaller quantities. As portions have gotten bigger, some parents and caregivers have developed a distorted view of the amount of food toddlers and preschoolers need.
Use smart-eating strategies: plan ahead, consider the menu and choose foods carefully to keep you on your plan.
Research shows breaking an overnight fast with a balanced meal can make a major difference in overall health and well-being, especially for children and teens.
Naturally nutrient-rich and mostly fat-free, fruit and veggie snacks help children close critical nutrient gaps without adding extra calories.
While milk was once the go-to gulp for most kids, it’s increasingly being pushed to the sidelines, with the average child drinking between 5 and 10 ounces of sweetened soft drinks a day instead.
A planned after-school snack is one way to help kids achieve nutritional goals. But a snack is only as good for your kids as you make it.
Studies show that breakfast eaters tend to have higher school attendance, less tardiness and fewer hunger-induced stomach aches in the morning, which means fewer trips to the school nurse.
Teens need somewhat more calories than when they were a bit younger with strenuous physical activity adding to the daily caloric intake.
Calcium-rich, bone-building foods like yogurt, cheese and pudding, and calcium-fortified soy beverages, tofu, juice and dark green vegetables are beneficial to your teen's development.
The best thing a young woman can do is understand her own body and stay healthy by eating a balanced diet and getting regular physical activity.
Four tasty ways to get the nutrients you crave and have a healthy weight at the same time.
For preschoolers, ages 3 to 5, the meals may be small but there are big lessons to learn about lifelong healthy dining habits.
In spite of the added work, some parents get satisfaction from preparing baby food themselves. However, that requires extra care to keep baby's food safe and to retain the nutrients from fresh foods.
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.
Involve your child in the cutting, mixing and preparation of all meals. Even a snack can be healthy.
Sit down together as a family to enjoy a wonderful meal and the opportunity to share the day's experiences with one another.
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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