Healthy Eating

You know the right foods to give your child, but busy schedules sometimes succumb to fast food and readymade conveniences. Try these easy ideas for healthy eating and find out why it's worth taking the time.

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.

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.

9 Must-Eat Nutrients for Your Child

Get the scoop on necessary nutrients for kids.

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.

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.

Should Overweight Kids Get Second Helpings?

It may seem like eliminating seconds at the dinner table would help overweight kids. But some experts believe that restricting food could backfire.

Kids Need Water!

It fends off dehydration, helps regulate weight, and even prevents cavities. Here's how to make sure your child chugs enough of the wet stuff.

5 Ways to Boost Your Kid's Gut Health

If you want to set him up for a lifetime of good health, it's essential to bolster the bacteria in his belly. As a microbiologist and a mom, I've got five science-based strategies for doing just that.

Picky Eaters: 3 Ways To Encourage Healthy Eating

Here are three healthy ways to please a picky eater.

10 Best Fast-Casual Restaurants 2009

You like to go out to eat. And you deserve to -- after preparing practically every meal, it's nice to let someone else do the cooking now and then. But where to go? Sit-down restaurants can be pricey, fast-food places are pretty limited and not exactly known for healthy fare. An alternative: ?fast-casual? restaurants -- a hybrid of the two. You order at the counter and get your food quickly, but these places have a more varied menu, higher-quality ingredients, and comfier seating than typical fast-food joints. And they cost just a little more.

Your Guide to Cooking with Winter Fruit

Stop paying five bucks for a half-pint of blah berries, and introduce your kids to less-pricey produce that's at its peak now.

New Guidelines Make It Easier to Choose Safe Fish for Your Family

Updated FDA guidelines make it simpler to choose lower-mercury fish that's safe for kids.

How to Eat Healthy: Raising Nutrition-Smart Kids

Healthy eating is the foundation of a healthy life. Here is how you can raise nutrition-smart kids.

How to Tame Your Kid's Sweet Tooth in 30 Days

Would you let your child eat 50 pounds of sugar? That's how much the average 4- to 8-year-old goes through in a year. As researchers are finding that sugar harms kids in ways never imagined, the government is finally setting limits.

Healthy Snacks: Why Kids Need to Snack

Snacks are not only fun treats, they're also essential for a healthy lifestyle. Find out why your kids need to snack.

Rachael Ray's Quick Dinners

Popular Food Network chef Rachael Ray helps a busy mom in need of fast and easy recipes.

Can Too Much Health Food Be Bad?

The dangers of being overly restrictive with your child's diet.

Sugar Shocker

Kids are getting more super-sweetened foods and drinks than ever before and sugar (in all its forms) may be even unhealthier than we thought.

Healthy Lunch Ideas for Kids

Here are some healthy lunch ideas that kids will love.

Study: Mindfulness Might Help Prevent Childhood Obesity

A new study suggests that mindfulness can be effective in combatting obesity in children.