Making the smart food and nutrition choices is a necessary part of everyone's daily life.
Calcium is perhaps the most essential nutrient when it comes to bone health. Keep your bones healthy with these tips.
MyPlate is the U.S. government's primary food group symbol to help consumers adopt healthy eating habits consistent with the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Learn more about translating the guidelines into your everyday life.
Keep your child's lunch safe by packing it in an insulated lunch bag with an ice pack to keep foods cold.
Help children choose nutritious foods at school, plan brain-boosting after school snacks, and advocate for strong school wellness policies.
Get to know the basics of the Nutrition Facts label, and understand the parts and pieces, from serving size, total calories and fat to percent of Daily Values.
Be a smart shopper by reading labels to find out more about the foods you eat. Learn the basics of the Nutrition Facts Panel, the meaning of health claims, terms and symbols on food packaging, and how to use that information to identify healthy choices.
Dining out can be a challenging experience for vegans and vegetarians. Keeping a few helpful tips in mind can make dining away from home a more enjoyable experience.
Well-planned vegetarian diets can be nutritionally adequate and provide many health benefits. See vegetarian meal ideas, food sources of important nutrients, vegetarian terms and more.
Although it can be easy for families to slip into unhealthy food habits, with some practice, you can steer your child toward healthier choices. Read More
At the grocery store, you'll find plenty of products with health benefits proclaimed on their packaging. Can these modified foods be considered functional foods? What is a functional food exactly? Read More
You've packed your child a lunchbox worthy of sharing on social media, so why are the contents untouched at the end of the day? Work with your kids to see if some simple sleuthing can help you determine the cause of lunchtime leftovers. Read More
As portions have gotten bigger, some parents and caregivers have developed a distorted view of the amount of food toddlers and preschoolers need. Read More
Think outside the heart-shaped box and use Valentine's Day classroom parties as a time to learn about healthy snacking with treats that feature dairy, whole grains and fruits and vegetables. Read More