Healthy eating for children and teens
Healthful habits for the whole family
Use these at-home lessons to help your children make healthful choices about what they eat.
- MyPlate: Healthful foods you can choose
- Fast food restaurants
- Sugary drinks: What every kid needs to know
- How much spaghetti should you have on your plate? (and other tales from the kitchen)
Guide for the Care of Children: Nutrition
You can teach your child to develop healthy eating habits by making good choices, for example, about what counts as one serving and what to eat for snacks.
A healthy diet for children has enough nutrients for them to grow and have energy.
Encourage your child not to eat a lot of fast food and convenience foods.
Being overweight increases your child's risk of having health problems. You can help your child manage his or her weight.