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.

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.

What Kids Eat at School Might Depend on When They Have Lunch and Recess

According to a new study, the timing of lunch and recess during the schoolday has an effect both on what our kids eat and how active they are.

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.

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.

Quiz: Are You Raising An Emotional Eater?

Are you teaching your kids to eat their emotions?

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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.

10 Healthy After-School Snacks

These smart finger foods are sure to satisfy your kid's post-playground hunger without ruining his appetite for dinner. We have two weeks' worth of tasty ideas!

5 Kid Foods That Aren't as Healthy as They Seem

Between juice, sports drinks and fruit snacks, there's a lot of foods marketed to kids that aren't nearly as good for your children as you might expect.

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.

9 Must-Eat Nutrients for Your Child

Get the scoop on necessary nutrients for kids.

Got Dessert-Obsessed Kids? This Solution Sounds Crazy-But It Works!

If your kids are obsessed with dessert, try this sounds-crazy-but-works strategy!

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.

The Best Reason to Stop Being a Short-Order Cook

Why cooking separate meals for your picky eater does more harm than good.

Why It's Okay If Your Kid Eats Pasta All the Time

Use the "power of pasta" to introduce more variety in meals and see your child learning to enjoy a more balanced diet without mealtime drama.

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.

Nutrition Labels: 3 Things To Avoid

Here are three things to avoid when reading nutrition labels.

Picky Eaters: 3 Ways To Encourage Healthy Eating

Here are three healthy ways to please a picky eater.

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