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.

School Lunch Debt Should Be Banned

Lunch debt leaves kids hungry and emotionally scarred. And students shouldn't be punished for their socioeconomic circumstances. Here's what needs to change.
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It’s Totally OK If Your Kid Just Eats the Bread During Holiday Dinner

We’re all for encouraging adventurous eating, but the holidays aren’t the time to stress out about it. Here's how to handle your picky eater and anyone who notices during your festive dinner party.
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Why ‘Kid Food’ Shouldn’t Be a Thing

Kids think foods loaded with fat, sugar, and salt are meant for them. Advertising and school menus have a lot to do with that. Children food advocate Bettina Elias Siegel explains why the term "kid food" needs to end and offers tips parents can use to help their child's eating habits.
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8 Healthy Packed Lunches Your Kid Will Actually Finish

From upgraded peanut butter sandwiches to pizza kebabs, these ready-to-pack meals are nutritious and delicious.
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Here’s Where You Can Buy Cotton Candy Grapes Early

The fruit with a cult-like following is in stores early this year. Here’s where you have to go to find them.
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Indiana Kindergartner 'Lunch-Shamed' for Not Having Enough Money for Her $2.25 Meal

Anya Howard said her classmates laughed at her after a cafeteria worker sent her to the back of the line for a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.
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More Eating and Nutrition

15 Ways to Get Your Kids to Eat Better

A nutritionist (and mom of 7-year-old triplets!) gives tried-and-true tips for getting your kids to eat vegetables, drink milk, try new foods, and more.
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Mom-Tested Tips for Cutting Out Sugar From Your Family's Diet

Added sugars in your family’s favorite foods could be pushing everyone over their recommended daily allowance of the sweet stuff. Here’s how to stop eating so much sugar—without causing a rebellion