Eating right doesn't have to be hard. Choose whole grains and lean protein and serve plenty of fruits and vegetables. Make healthy eating a family affair.
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10 healthy eating tips
Healthy food shopping
Your child doesn't need to be an athlete to get the benefits of an active lifestyle. From toddlers to teens, exercise can make kids stronger, happier, and healthier.
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Help kids get active
Learn how to help your child get to a healthy weight.
Your child's weight
Overweight and obesity
Parents may need to pay extra attention to what kids eat if they have food allergies, medical conditions, or follow vegetarian diets.
Encourage healthy habits from birth to teens.
During the first 3 months, breastmilk or formula will provide all the nutrition babies need.
Learn when and how to start you baby on solid foods.
Many toddlers express their budding independence through eating — or not eating.
Here’s what to do
Getting the right nutrition
Snacks for toddlers
Developing good habits is delicate work. You want to encourage kids to make good choices, but without hovering or pestering.
Strategies for feeding preschoolers
Snacks for preschoolers
Motivating preschoolers to be active
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.
Helping kids get active
Most toddlers are picky eaters. Here's how to manage mealtimes so they're 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 developed the skills needed to eat. How do you know when that is?
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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.
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Carbohydrates and Sugar