Nutrition for Kids Directory
You have more influence on what your kids eat than you may think. Not only do you buy and prepare their meals, but you are their eating role model. If you are an oatmeal-and-biking type, your kids likely are, too. If you are more the chips-and-TV type, that's where you'll find the kids. Learn how to be a healthy role model for your child. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about children's nutrition and get tips on how to get your kids to eat a healthy diet and like it.
Healthy Eating for Children-Topic Overview
What is healthy eating?Healthy eating means eating a variety of foods so that your child gets the nutrients (such as protein, carbohydrate, fat, vitamins, and minerals) he or she needs for normal growth. Your child can eat all types of food, as long as his or her weekly intake is balanced and varied.How much food is good for my child?From birth, children have an "internal hunger gauge" that ...
Healthy Eating for Children-Helping Your Child to Eat Well
Setting the stage for pleasant mealtimesMake a point to eat as many meals together at home as possible. A regular mealtime gives you and your family a chance to talk and relax together. It also helps you and your child to have a positive relationship with food.Think of the family meal table as a conflict - free zone where you each come for positive time together. Save problem solving and difficult
Healthy Eating for Children-Changing Your Family's Eating Habits
Healthy eating means eating a variety of foods from all food groups. It means choosing fewer foods that have lots of fats and sugar. However, it does not mean that your child cannot eat desserts or other treats now and then. With a little planning, you can create a structure that gives your child (and you) the freedom to make healthy eating choices. Think of this as planning not just for the kids
Grocery Shopping Tips for Parents
These grocery shopping tips can help busy parents keep their children healthy. Learn about choosing nutritious food for your family.
How I Got My Son to Eat Zucchini
Preparing this squash in a kid-friendly way (like in our recipes) is the secret to getting kids to like it.
Brown-Bag Lunches and Snacks for Work or School
Go beyond sandwiches with these easy and healthy brown-bag lunches and snacks.
Tips to Help Your Child Eat Better, Live Healthier
Tips for showing children that eating well and living healthy is fun and feels good.
Healthy Eating: Nutrients Kids Need
Are your kids getting what they need from their food? Check this list to learn what nutrients they might miss out on.
Proper Snacks for Childhood Weight Control
Should you limit your child's snacking to manage his or her weight? Ask childhood obesity expert Dr. David Ludwig.
Four Ways to Change Your Teen's Eating Habits
A leading child obesity expert gives four ways you can help your teenager lose weight.
Stop Childhood Obesity
Can childhood obesity be stopped? Yes, says child obesity expert Dr. David Ludwig.
Breakfast and Childhood Obesity
Why should you insist your child eat breakfast each day? Ask childhood obesity expert Dr. David Ludwig.
Slideshows & Images
Slideshow: Quick Tips for Feeding a Picky Eater
Is your child a picky eater? Learn strategies for feeding picky eaters and tips for establishing good eating habits in kids.
Slideshow: Essential Nutrients for Kids
What nutrients do your kids need? See where to find essential vitamins and minerals in food for good children's nutrition.
Slideshow: How to Make Your Kid’s School Lunch Great
You want your child’s school lunch to taste great and give them all the energy and nutrients they need to for a super school day -- without a lot of effort. It can be simple! WebMD shows you how.
Kids Portion Sizes Quiz: Are Your Kids Overloading Their Plates?
What's a serving of ice cream? Bread? Pancakes? Take this quiz to see if your kids are overdoing it. Get tips on avoiding portion distortion.
Quiz: How Can You Get Kids the Vitamins They Need?
Do some veggies pack a bigger nutrition punch than others? Should you worry if your child is a picky eater? Find out in this quiz.
Healthier Choices Quiz: Which Foods Are Better for You?
Can you pick the healthier of two foods? Take this quiz to see how much you know about making healthier choices.
Sugars & Sweeteners Quiz: Test Your Sugar Smarts
Test your sugar IQ to see how much you know about the different types of sugar and sweeteners.
Best-Tasting Light Mayonnaise
WebMD 'Recipe Doctor' Elaine Magee taste-tests light, low-fat and olive oil mayonnaise.
Eat This, Not That for Kids
The idea behind Eat This Not That for Kids is that by making simple substitutions for their children's favorite dishes, parents can get their kids to eat more healthy foods and improve their diets.
Mommy Makeovers: Lighten Kids' Favorite Foods
Try these healthier versions of family favorites
Good Food, Bad Food
Dividing what you eat into "yes" and "no" lists is a perfect way to trigger a binge. Here's how to find out what your body really needs.