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Healthy Snacks: Quick Tips for Parents

Use these easy snack ideas to keep your kids eating healthy between meals.

Review Date: October 29, 2012

National Health Information Center - NHIC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Help Your Child Stay at a Healthy Weight

One of the best ways to prevent overweight and obesity in your child is to improve the eating and activity levels of your entire family. Learn how to help your child make healthy choices.

Review Date: October 29, 2012

National Health Information Center - NHIC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Find a WIC Clinic: State Agencies

To find the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, infants and Children (WIC) Program nearest you, contact your state agency for assistance in locating quality nutrition services.

Review Date: October 29, 2012

National WIC Association

Learning About Carbohydrates: For Kids

This article for kids describes the two types of carbohydrates and how the body uses them as a major source of energy.

Review Date: October 29, 2012

The Nemours Foundation

Nutrition: girlshealth.gov

It's never too early to start eating healthy. Learn how to make healthy food choices.

Review Date: October 29, 2012

Office on Women's Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

A Guide to Eating for Sports: Teens

Do energy drinks and nutrition bars boost your athletic performance or power of concentration? Learn the facts that will help you make smart choices.

Review Date: October 29, 2012

The Nemours Foundation

Am I Eligible?

Feeding America is committed to helping end the fight against hunger. In addition to visiting your local food bank or emergency relief organization, here are some other links and information that may help.

Review Date: November 21, 2012

Feeding America

Ask The Nutritionist: Child Nutrition Programs

Do you have a question about Child Nutrition Programs? Are you looking for information on nutrition? The School Nutrition Association can help you find the answers and resources you need.

Review Date: October 29, 2012

School Nutrition Association

Be a Healthy Role Model for Children- (PDF)

You can do many things to help your children develop healthy eating habits for life. Here are some tips for setting good examples.

Review Date: October 29, 2012

Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion, U.S. Department of Agriculture

Blast Off: Health & Nutrition Information for Children over Five

Play “Blast Off”, an interactive computer game where kids aged 6 to 11 can reach Planet Power by fueling their rocket with food and physical activity.

Review Date: October 29, 2012

Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion, U.S. Department of Agriculture

Cooking Abilities of Young Children- (PDF)

Let your child help prepare and cook food with these kitchen tasks for young children.

Review Date: October 29, 2012

California Department of Public Health

Failure to Thrive

In the first few years of life most kids gain weight and grow much more quickly than they will later on. It is important to get help if your child does not reach developmental milestones.

Review Date: December 07, 2011

The Nemours Foundation

Fiber and Your Child

Many appetizing foods are actually great sources of fiber — from fruits to whole-grain cereals. Learn how to add fiber to your family's diet.

Review Date: October 29, 2012

The Nemours Foundation

Food Stamps And Other Nutrition Programs

Federal, state and local governments provide many programs designed to help meet the nutritional needs of people with low incomes and their families. If you are in need of food assistance, find out what programs are available.

Review Date: December 19, 2012

Social Security Administration

Help Them Know When They've Had Enough

Teach your kids to "listen" to their own fullness cues to stop eating when they've had enough food. Here are some simple tips.

Review Date: February 01, 2012

Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion, U.S. Department of Agriculture

Helping Your Child: Tips for Parents

Eating well and being physically active are key to your child’s well-being. This site provides tips for parents to help their child—and the whole family—learn healthy eating and physical activity habits.

Review Date: October 29, 2012

NIH Weight-Control Information Network, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Hunger and Malnutrition

People who have plenty to eat may be malnourished if they don't eat food that provides the right nutrients, vitamins, and minerals. Read about hunger and malnutrition.

Review Date: January 29, 2013

The Nemours Foundation

Iron and Your Child

Kids require different amounts of iron at various ages and stages.

Review Date: October 29, 2012

The Nemours Foundation

Irritable Bowel Syndrome in Children

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a digestive disorder that causes abdominal pain, bloating, gas, diarrhea, and constipation--or some combination of these problems. IBS affects people of all ages, including children.

Review Date: December 04, 2012

NIH National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases - NIDDK

Kid-Friendly Veggies and Fruits- (PDF)

Learn how to encourage children to eat vegetables and fruits by making it fun.

Review Date: December 10, 2012

Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion, U.S. Department of Agriculture

Kids' Activities: Fruit & Veggie Color Champions

Play games, try new recipes, print out stickers and visit the online art gallery while learning about fruits and vegetables.

Review Date: December 23, 2012

Produce for Better Health Foundation

Kids' Activities: Fruit and Vegetable Fun for Kids

This page offers teachers and educators easy-to-learn, easy-to-do classroom lessons for teaching children that fruits and vegetables can provide cool fuel, help control their weight and may protect them from illness.

Review Date: December 10, 2012

Produce for Better Health Foundation

Kids 'n Fiber

Like adults, youngsters need dietary fiber. Watch this short video for tips on how to help your kids get the fiber they need.

Review Date: October 29, 2012

U.S. Food and Drug Administration

MyPlate.gov: Daily Food Plan for Your Preschooler

Create a customized Daily Food Plan for children 2 to 5 years of age. The Plan will show what and how much your child should eat to meet his or her needs. Find tips to help you plan meals for your preschooler.

Review Date: October 29, 2012

Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion, U.S. Department of Agriculture

Nutrition Assistance Programs

FNS provides children and low-income people access to food, a healthful diet, and nutrition education. Programs include Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly the Food Stamp Program, and the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC).

Review Date: October 14, 2014

Food and Nutrition Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture

Nutrition Needs for Kids with Cancer

When your child is undergoing cancer treatment, a good diet is needed to stay strong during treatment. Learn how you can help your child get the extra nutrients needed to stay strong during treatment.

Review Date: October 30, 2012

The Nemours Foundation

School Meals Child Nutrition Programs

This page provides links to information about the USDA's School Meals programs, including the National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program, and Summer Food Service Program.

Review Date: October 29, 2014

Food and Nutrition Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture

Summer Food Service Program

The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) provides free, nutritious meals and snacks to help children in low-income areas get the nutrition they need to learn, play, and grow throughout the summer months when they are out of school.

Review Date: October 14, 2014

Food and Nutrition Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture

We Can! Ways to Enhance Children's Activity & Nutrition

We Can! is a national program designed for families and communities to help children maintain a healthy weight. The program focuses on three important behaviors: improved food choices, increased physical activity and reduced screen time.

Review Date: October 30, 2014

NIH National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute - NHLBI