Eating well and being physically active are key to your child’s well-being. Eating too much and exercising too little can lead to overweight and related health problems that can follow children into their adult years. You can take an active role in helping your child—and your whole family—learn healthy eating and physical activity habits.
- Nutrition.gov: Children
The USDA offers a big collections of links on nutrition, cooking, food safety, and weight management.
- Fruit & Vegetable Nutrition Database
Find information about fruit and vegetable selection, storage, nutrition benefits and recipes.
- Make Easy and Healthy Family Meals
This PDF download Includes lots of tipsfor meal planning and good eating.
- What Color is Your Food?
Did you know that you and your family should eat a rainbow of fruits & vegetables every day?
- KidsHealth Recipes
Find recipes for families with all kinds of nutritional needs—including home alone recipes older children can do by themselves!
- Cooking for Kids
Stir up some fun by bringing your child into the kitchen and letting them help you create great meals that are healthy too.
- Chop Chop Magazine
Dozens of yummy recipes for children to make, with detailed instructions and lists of kitchen gear needed.
- Weelicious Healthy Recipes for kids and parents
Search this recipe collection by ingredient, occasion, prep time, or food sensitivity.
Songs and Videos
Sing and dance to these catchy songs and videos about eating healthy.
Just For Kids
- Grow Your Colors
Plan a snack with Elmo!
- It's okay to play with your food!
How to make what you're eating festive and fun.
- Team Nutrition Games and Activities
Interactive games, printables, and songs about nutrition and healthy choices.