Child Nutrition: Healthy Kids

Healthy Kids handouts


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.

In only 12 years the prevalence of overweight among children increased 5 percent depending on the age group. For African-American and Mexican-American adolescents there has been an increase of 10 percent in this short time period.

This series of publications is designed to help parents, communities, and childcare providers address important health and nutrition questions...

Food for ME TOO: Nutrition for the Toddler and Preschooler
Get off to a good start with food habits for your child. This handout teaches you common eating patterns, gives tips for surviving the toddler rollercoaster, and provides a sample menu for children.

Guide to Healthy Kids: What Parents Can Do
Banning the clean plate club is just one suggestion you’ll find in this guide to healthy eating habits for families.

Non-food Alternatives for School Rewards and Fundraising
Some food items used for student rewards and school fundraising activities send a conflicting message compared to what is taught about healthy food choices. Check this list of ideas for non-food rewards for elementary, middle, and high school students.

Say 'Yes' to Family Meals
Enjoying a simple meal together strengthens family bonds and creates a routine that helps children feel more secure.

Snacks for Healthy Kids
Are your kids eating a lot of 'junk' after school? Get these ideas for yummy but healthy foods that your kids will love. It even includes recipes for snacks they can make themselves.

What's for Lunch? It's In the Bag
Gain ideas and know how for packing healthy lunches your child will want to eat. Contains tips for preparing and packing food safely as well as menu tips for lunch bag meals. Also includes research data on best methods to keep foods at safe temperatures.

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