Preschool & Elementary Kids

MyPlate for Preschoolers

USDA. The Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion.

MyPlate for Preschoolers can be used to customize a Food Plan for children 2 to 5 years of age.

MyPlate for Children

USDA. Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion.

MyPlate materials and games for kids 6 to 11 years old.

MyPlate Blast Off Game

USDA. Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion.

Play the Blast Off! game where you can reach Planet Power by fueling your rocket with food and physical activity!

Track and Field Game

USDA. Food and Nutrition Service.

Throw a javelin and do the long jump to learn about healthy eating.

School Gardens and Garden Curriculum

USDA. Food and Nutrition Service.

FNS resources on school gardens with nutrition messages for the classroom, school cafeteria, and at home.

Mom and Daughter Especially for Moms. Recipes, videos, tips and factsheets

USDA. Food and Nutrition Service.

Recipes, videos, tips and factsheets just for you! Pick up ideas on ways to get your kids to try new foods, eat whole grains, fruits and vegetables, and low-fat milk and yogurt.

Kids Nutrition and Fitness Information for Parents

Nemours Foundation. KidsHealth for Parents.

Alliance for a Healthier Generation: empowerME

American Heart Association; Clinton Foundation.

Entertaining, interactive site with video clips, games and more. Designed to help kids make healthy food choices and keep active.

MyPlate Match Game Fun Kids Games

Dairy Council of California. Healthy Eating Made Easier.

Free online learning games for kids to teach them about nutrition and healthy eating

Helping Kids Fight Obesity: Best Online Info Sources (PDF | 778 KB)

USDA. Agricultural Research Service.

Need trustworthy, up-to-date information on how to help kids avoid obesity? The resources on this list were selected by a registered dietitian as among the best.

Create Healthy, Active Celebrations (PDF | 4.85 MB)

USDA. Food and Nutrition Service.

Offers ideas to caregivers and parents for making healthy eating and physical activity part of special events and celebrations. Includes low-cost recipes, party themes, and tips on event planning. Part of the Eat Smart. Play Hard. program.

SuperKids Nutrition

SuperKids Nutrition, Inc.

Provides nutrition tips and tools for children and families.

George Washington Carver Coloring and Activity Book

USDA. Office of Operations.

Learn about Dr. Carver's influence on farming and the food we eat. Contains pages to color, and games and puzzles to play.

USDA Food Safety Mobile Coloring Book (PDF | 4 MB)

USDA. Food Safety and Inspection Service.

Meet Thermy™ and other characters while you learn important food safety steps.

Children's Nutrition Research Center

USDA. ARS. Children's Nutrition Research Center at Baylor College of Medicine

For dozens of topics on child nutrition and feeding, this site provides tips and answers to questions.

Girl Eating Fruit Healthy Snacks for Children

Center for Science in the Public Interest.

Find out how snacks can provide kids with healthy nutrition and learn which foods and beverages make the best snacks.

School Lunches

Nemours Foundation. KidsHealth.

Tips for making the most out of cafeteria and packed school lunches.

Life Threatening Food Allergies in School and Child Care Settings (PDF | 147 KB)

British Columbia Ministry of Children and Families.

Provides practical information to help parents work with care providers, staff, and children regarding life-threatening food allergies. Includes sample letters to school officials and safe lunch ideas.

Overweight child Helping Your Overweight Child

DHHS. NIH. NIDDK. Weight-control Information Network.

Discusses ways to help your child develop a good attitude about eating and physical activity, and how to get more help when needed. Also in PDF |5.88 MB.

Fuel Up to Play 60 Fuel Up to Play 60

National Dairy Council; National Football League; United States Department of Agriculture.

Fuel Up to Play 60 empowers youth to take action to improve nutrition and physical activity at their school and for their own health.

American Diabetes Association For Parents & Kids

American Diabetes Association.

For parents and children, this site has a wealth of information on diabetes management in kids and teens.