Nutrition & Fitness Center
Healthy Eating & Your Family
To help your family eat right, choose whole grains and lean protein and serve plenty of fruits and vegetables.
Kids and Exercise
Kid don't need to be athletes to get the benefits of an active lifestyle. From toddlers to teens, exercise can make kids stronger, happier, and healthier.
What's the Right Weight for My Child?
Learn how to help your child get to a healthy weight.
Parents may need to pay extra attention to what kids eat if they have food allergies, medical conditions, or follow vegetarian diets.
Nutrition & Fitness Advice by Age
Encourage healthy habits from birth to teens.
Infants: The First Months
During the first 3 months, breast milk or formula will provide all the nutrition babies need.
Learn when and how to start your baby on solid foods.
Toddlers might show their growing independence through what they eat — and what they won't eat.
Encourage kids to make good food and exercise choices, without hovering or pestering. Here's how.
At this age, kids are busy! They need food that powers them through their day — and maybe a little motivation to get offline and be active.
Handling Picky Eaters
Most toddlers are picky eaters. Here's how to make mealtimes more pleasant and less stressful for everyone.
Your toddler doesn't like green beans the first time around? Don't stop serving them. Kids are naturally slow to accept new tastes and textures, so keep reintroducing the beans.
The best time to introduce solid foods is when your baby has the skills needed to eat. How do you know when that is?
It's best to wait until after a baby is 6 months old before offering juice. But even then, doctors don't recommend giving babies juice often.
Childhood obesity is a serious problem, so many schools have added BMI to their student annual health screening.