Eating and Nutrition

Give your child the nutrients he needs to grow up big and strong with these ideas for healthy meals, snacks, and more. Plus: What you need to know about your child's school lunch.

Double the Number of Foods Your Kid Likes!

Use her favorite dishes--even pizza--as a starting point on the path to healthier fare. It's part of a research-proven strategy that's worked for hundreds of fussy kids at one of the nation's top children's hospitals.

7 Great Granola Bars for Kids

If you're like most parents, you probably keep a stash of granola, energy, or protein bars on hand for quick, healthy snacks for kids. But with so many options at the grocery store, it can be overwhelming. One protein bar on the shelf may have way too many calories for a kid's snack; a granola bar next to it may be packed with added sugars. With the help of registered dietitians, we've weeded through the options to find snack bars you can feel good about giving your kids.

10 Healthy Team Snacks for Kids' Sports

Ditch the chips and cookies and bring these healthier team snacks to your child's game instead.

How My Kids Started to Eat Like Adults (and Yours Can Too)

One mom shares the six key changes--all based on lessons learned in feeding therapy--that transformed her picky eater into an adventurous and appreciative one. #Goals.

The Surprising Thing That Might Make Your Kid a Better Reader

A new study has found that a healthy diet can affect you kid's reading ability.

15 Ways to Get Your Kids to Eat Better

A nutritionist who's also the mother of 7-year-old triplets gives tried-and-true tips for getting your child to eat vegetables, drink milk, try new foods, and more.

When Your Child Is Skinny

At a time when one in three kids weighs too much, an inability to pack on pounds might seem like a minor issue. But some slender children have health concerns of their own.

9 Must-Eat Nutrients for Your Child

Get the scoop on necessary nutrients for kids.

Healthy Breakfast: 3 Quick Meals for Kids

A healthy breakfast is usually sacrificed on an hectic morning. Here are 3 quick and healthy meals for kids.

Healthy Lunch Ideas for Kids

Here are some healthy lunch ideas that kids will love.

Simplify Lunch: Mix-and-Match Ideas Your Kids Will Love

Buy only six ingredients and mix and match them to create healthy school meals for the week.

Tricks for Feeding Holiday Picky Eaters

A no-stress holiday guide for MOPEs (Moms of Picky Eaters)! X-Ray Vision Carrots, anyone?

9 Ways to Cope When Kids Get Choosy

Nine ways to help ease the stress of picky eating from the cookbook Real Baby Food.

5 Ways to Boost Your Kid's Gut Health

If you want to set him up for a lifetime of good health, it's essential to bolster the bacteria in his belly. As a microbiologist and a mom, I've got five science-based strategies for doing just that.

The 10 Best Travel Snacks for Kids

Whether you're traveling by plane, train, or automobile, these healthy and simple snacks are all easy to store and carry, packed with healthy nutrients, and tempting even for picky eaters.

Picky Eaters: 3 Ways To Encourage Healthy Eating

Here are three healthy ways to please a picky eater.

Nutrition Labels: 3 Things To Avoid

Here are three things to avoid when reading nutrition labels.

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