popular topics in children's nutritional needs

  • Child Eating Vegetables
    Kids
    Eating Healthy: 11 Food Rules for Families
    Eating Healthy is on almost every adult's New Year's Resolution wish list, accompanied by a resolution to feed your family healthier. As far as resolutions go, it can be one of the easiest to keep. After all, it's not that specific of a goal, a...
    Cara J. Stevens
  • 5 ways to sneak vegetables in your kid
    Food
    5 Ways To Sneak Vegetables In Your Kid's Food
    Do you struggle to get your kids to eat their veggies? It can be difficult sometimes, especially if you have a picky eater. There are lots of great suggestions to get your kids to try new things, and one of our favorite tricks to is to sneak the ...
  • Are We Too Sweet
    Healthy Snacks
    Are We Too Sweet? Our Kids' Addiction to Sugar
    You'd be hard-pressed to find a child who doesn't love sugary foods, and chances are the processed or packaged food your child eats has some amount of added sugar. But a sweet tooth isn't as harmless as it might seem. Our country's addiction to ...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • Food Additives
    5 Big-Name Food Companies Removing Artificial Ingredients from Their Products
    For busy moms, deciding which packaged foods are safe for your child's breakfast, lunch, and snacks can be daunting, especially when you are faced with a long line of artificial ingredients, preservatives, and dyes on the recipe label. Although ...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • Caffeine
    8 Surprising Sources of Caffeine in Kids' Foods
    Is your child consuming too much caffeine without you even knowing it? The answer may be yes. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says 100-200 milligrams (mg) a day is safe, but a recent study published in the journal Pediatrics found even low...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • Pile of vegetables with woman cutting vegetables in background
    Vegetarianism
    5 Tips to Raise a Healthy Vegetarian Child
    "Mom, I've decided to become a vegetarian!" Whether your child or teen has recently uttered these words to you, or your whole family has gone meatless, you're probably wondering how to supplement your child's diet with the nutrients she needs. Fo...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • Kids
    Power Struggles
    My Child Won't Eat
    A child who won't eat may be having a power struggle with the parent. Find out why the problem may not really be food-related. ...
  • AAP Says Interactive Screen Time Could Be Healthy
    AAP Says Interactive Screen Time Can Be Healthy
    When it comes to screen time and kids, it isn't all bad news. The American Academy of Pediatrics offers guidelines on how to make screen time healthy and educational.
    Curious World
  • Eat a variety of fruits and vegetables for eye health
    Eye Care
    Eat the Rainbow for Your Eyes
    Have you "eaten the rainbow" today? Brightly colored fruits and vegetables offer different nutrients that are good for your overall health, and eating the colors of the rainbow spectrum, especially those with the carotenoid lutein, may also prote...
    Bridget Swinney, R.D.
  • Halloween candy leftovers, candy corn craft
    Halloween Candy
    10 Ideas for Leftover Halloween Candy
    Want to prevent cavities and sugar highs in the aftermath of Halloween? Check out these ideas for recycling, rationing, and purging your child's heap of candy. ...
    Erin Dower
  • Parenting Tools Printables
    "USDA MyPlate" Food Guidelines
    The USDA presents an easy way to fit the five major food groups on your plate at every meal. Use this visual guide to design a healthy plate for your family. ...
  • Kids
    Childhood Obesity
    Twelve-Year-Old Is Gaining Weight
    It's normal for adolescent girls to become a bit chubby as they go through puberty. Find out why you should be careful not to overreact. ...
  • produce
    Children's Nutritional Needs
    The Best Brain Foods
    Do your brain a favor and feed it foods packed with nutrients to keep it healthy and fit. Decrease your chance of disease while improving your mood, thinking, and mental skills with these brain-boosting super foods. Source: WebMD ...
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    Picky Eaters
    15 Ways to Disguise Vegetables
    Your kid won't go near vegetables? See if you can sneak in a few here and there with some of these suggestions. ...
  • FastFood,TakeoutPizza,Pizza
    Dining and Eating Out
    Don't Let Fast Food Weigh You Down
    Fast food should never be a staple in your diet, but as a busy parent, sometimes your only option for an on-the-go meal is the closest burger joint. Read on to find tips for making healthier food choices at your favorite chain -- your health (and...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • Kids
    Children's Nutritional Needs
    Nutrition for Children and Teenagers
    Nutrition for Children and Teenagers School-age children and teenagers are much more independent when it comes to making food choices. Children and young adults need a different type of guidance. No matter what their age, learning the importance ...
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    Fact Monster - a safe online educational space for kids

    Are you worried about your kids being online? Fact Monster is a KidSafe-certified site for your kids to get homework help, play games and watch educational videos. Check it out...and give Same Game a try yourself!

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  • Kids
    Junk Food
    Candy Quiz
    Test your knowledge of tasty treats in our candy quiz. ...
    Holly Hartman