Child Nutrition: For Families

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Raising Healthy Kids

The prevalence of overweight among American youth has become an epidemic. The number of overweight children (ages 6-11) has almost quadrupled in the past four decades and for adolescents (12-19) has tripled. Raising Healthy Kids is designed to help parents, communities, and childcare providers address these topics.

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Nutrition Education - EFNEP, FNP & Loving Your Family-IA

Families find it challenging to choose and prepare healthy foods within a limited budget. The Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP), Family Nutrition Program (FNP), and Loving Your Family-IA help families learn to make informed choices about low-cost, nutritious foods; to better manage family finances; and to become more self-sufficient.

Eat to CompeteSports Nutrition

Information on the role of nutrition in physical performance for the recreational athlete, competitive athlete, coaches, trainers or anyone interested in improving their overall health through nutrition and exercise.

Popular Publications

Raising Healthy Kids
A series focused on:

  • Healthy kids: What parents can do
  • Say "yes" to family meals
  • Healthy hearts: How to monitor fat and cholesterol
  • Steps to a healthier family
  • Snacks for healthy kids
  • Food for ME TOO: Nutrition for the toddler and preschooler
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