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.

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Why Your Kid Is Addicted to Sweets and How to Strike a Balance

Pandemic parenting has turned us into pushovers when kids ask for sugary snacks. Which seems to happen, oh, every five minutes. Here, experts unpack the emotions (your kids’ and your own) and the science (surprise: kids are hardwired to love the stuff) to land on a sweet spot for all.

Schools Are Struggling to Feed Our Kids—Here's What You Can Do to Help

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues on, companies, cafeteria workers, and government agencies have been working tirelessly to feed children—and get food to the millions of kids eligible for free or reduced-price school meals. But there's much work still to be done.

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.

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.

8 Healthy Packed Lunches Your Kid Will Actually Finish

From upgraded peanut butter sandwiches to pizza kebabs, these ready-to-go meals are nutritious and delicious.

A Parent's Guide to Playdate Snack Food

Unsure what to serve on your kids' playdate? We’ve got you covered with the best munchies for your little ones and the parents who come to supervise.