Kids Nutrition

You play the most important role in raising a food-savvy kid. Get the know-how you need to nourish and nurture and to help them develop good eating habits for life.

Don't Be Fooled by These Misleading Labels on Kids' Foods

Don't believe the hype! These "healthy" label claims on packaged foods marketed towards kids aren't always as good as they sound.

11 Foods That Fight Constipation in Kids

Looking for a natural way to help your child stay regular? Have her eat these healthy, fiber-rich foods and say sayonara to constipation.

The Healthy Kitchen: 35 Best Foods to Stock in Your Fridge and Pantry

Load your shelves with these delicious, nutritious foods, and we promise that your kids will stop begging you for junk food.

Healthy Recipes that are Fun for Kids

To create healthy eating habits for picky eaters, try making their meals fun. There's a variety of visual tools you can use to make nutritious meals pleasant and even exciting for your child. Get creative about how you present food, try using some color, and be sure to tell your kids about the benefits of good eating right from the start.

Healthy Eating Tips and Recipes for Kids

Fun strategies and mom-tested ideas for encouraging your kids to eat better, be healthier, and enjoy their food

5 Power Foods All Kids Need

Chances are, your child isn't eating enough of these crucial nutrients. Here's how to fit them in.

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.

Sugar Shock

Do you know how much sugar your child eats? Chances are it's a lot more than you think.

Major Yogurt Company Slashes Sugar in Products for Babies and Kids

Yogurt may seem ultra healthy, but it's often packed with added sugar. Now Stonyfield is cutting back on sweeteners in its products for babies and kids.

The Best Reason to Stop Being a Short-Order Cook

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

Parents Magazine's Best Allergy-Friendly Packaged Foods

We asked families to taste-test more than 100 new products that contain no nuts, eggs, dairy, or wheat. Even kids without food allergies loved our winners!

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.

Nutrition Labels: 3 Things To Avoid

Here are three things to avoid when reading nutrition labels.

Quiz: Are You Raising a Healthy (Enough) Eater?

The answer may surprise you. See how your family is doing, and find easy fixes to improve your routine.

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Is Soy Safe for Kids?

We've got answers to your six biggest questions about whether soy is healthy for babies and children.

The Best Frozen Foods for Families

Nutrition experts narrowed down freezer-case newbies and more than 75 children (plus parents) helped select the tastiest. Put these winners on your next shopping list!

3 Ways to Get Toddlers to Eat Meat

Follow these easy tips and get your toddler to start eating meat in no time!

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

Don't be fooled! These kid classics aren't as nutritious as you might think.

Healthy Drinks for Kids

Milk and water are the healthiest drinks for kids. We tapped nutritionists for ways to help your child get enough of both.

4 Power-Food Pairings for Kids

Did you know that eating specific pairings of healthy foods can make them even more nutritious? Some vitamins and minerals feed off of others, letting your child absorb more. Serve up these super combos.

The Delicious Power of Yogurt

Yogurt is not just for snack time anymore! Check out the health benefits of this nutritional powerhouse, and enjoy these 19 tasty ways to add its natural goodness to your family's diet.

10 Superfoods for Kids

By adding more superfoods to your child's diet, you can maximize the vitamins, minerals, fiber, and healthy fats at each meal or snack. To inspire you, we've highlighted 10 foods that pack a nutritional punch.

5 Mistakes Parents Make When Teaching Kids Moderation

Knowing when to stop eating in our food-saturated world can be a challenge, especially for kids. These tips from the new book How to Raise a Mindful Eater will help.

When Your Child Is Skinny

At a time when one in three kids weighs too much, an inability to pack on pounds might seem like a minor issue. But some slender children have health concerns of their own.

What to Feed Kids Every Day

Strike a balance between what your child should be eating and what he's actually eating. Our take-your-pick menu planner gives you plenty of wiggle room.

The Snack Epidemic

Cookies at school, crackers for car rides, chips after sports ... This around-the-clock nibbling is hurting kids' eating habits -- and their health.