Healthy Eating

You know the right foods to give your child, but busy schedules sometimes succumb to fast food and readymade conveniences. Try these easy ideas for healthy eating and find out why it's worth taking the time.

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.

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.

9 Must-Eat Nutrients for Your Child

Get the scoop on necessary nutrients for kids.

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.

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.

10 Best Fast-Casual Restaurants 2009

You like to go out to eat. And you deserve to -- after preparing practically every meal, it's nice to let someone else do the cooking now and then. But where to go? Sit-down restaurants can be pricey, fast-food places are pretty limited and not exactly known for healthy fare. An alternative: ?fast-casual? restaurants -- a hybrid of the two. You order at the counter and get your food quickly, but these places have a more varied menu, higher-quality ingredients, and comfier seating than typical fast-food joints. And they cost just a little more.

Picky Eaters: 3 Ways To Encourage Healthy Eating

Here are three healthy ways to please a picky eater.

Kids Need Water!

It fends off dehydration, helps regulate weight, and even prevents cavities. Here's how to make sure your child chugs enough of the wet stuff.

How to Tame Your Kid's Sweet Tooth in 30 Days

Would you let your child eat 50 pounds of sugar? That's how much the average 4- to 8-year-old goes through in a year. As researchers are finding that sugar harms kids in ways never imagined, the government is finally setting limits.

You Won't Believe How Much Added Sugar Is in Most School Breakfasts

I'll give you one guess why school breakfast drives me bananas.

Healthy Snacks: Why Kids Need to Snack

Snacks are not only fun treats, they're also essential for a healthy lifestyle. Find out why your kids need to snack.

How to Eat Healthy: Raising Nutrition-Smart Kids

Healthy eating is the foundation of a healthy life. Here is how you can raise nutrition-smart kids.

Is Your Child in the Obesity Danger Zone?

Roughly 1 in 3 kids in America is overweight or obese, but millions more "borderline"y kids are on the cusp of a weight problem and need our help just as much. Doctors and proactive parents share their advice about how to fight fat without shaking a child's self-confidence.

Can Too Much Health Food Be Bad?

The dangers of being overly restrictive with your child's diet.

Making Healthier Meal Choices

Top nutrition experts tell how they coax their kids to swap junk for healthy fare.

Rachael Ray's Quick Dinners

Popular Food Network chef Rachael Ray helps a busy mom in need of fast and easy recipes.

How to Spiralize Your Kid's Lunch

Ali Maffucci creator of and the Inspiralizer shares ways to add healthy, spiralized veggies to your kids' midday meals.

Healthy Snacks: Cheese Crackers

Make your own snacks and save money with Catherine McCord's cheese cracker recipe.