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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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.

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.

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.

More Eating and Nutrition

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.

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

The Surprising Thing That Might Make Your Kid a Better Reader

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