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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Impossible Burger Is Coming to School Lunch—Here Are the Nutrition Facts Parents Need to Know

The mock-meat burger gets the OK to be served in K-12 cafeterias. But are Impossible Burgers healthy for kids? A dietitian breaks down what they're made of and how they fit into a nutritious diet.

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.
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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.

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.

The Obamas Will Produce a Food Show for Kids on Netflix

"Listen to Your Vegetables & Eat Your Parents" comes from Higher Ground, a production company Barack and Michelle Obama launched last year.