Making the smart food and nutrition choices is a necessary part of everyone's daily 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.
If you struggle to get your toddler or preschooler to eat at the kitchen table why not take it outside and enjoy a picnic?
Sit down together as a family to enjoy a wonderful meal and the opportunity to share the day's experiences with one another.
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.
Even though iron is widely available in food, many people still don't get the amount they need on a daily basis. How much iron do you need?
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.
Does your child have a food allergy or intolerance? Partner with your school's food service and nutrition staff to find safe and nutritious options. Read 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