Child Nutrition

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Find general information on child nutrition and physical activity below. Please also see these pages for specific child resources:



Children's Health

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Provides resources for teaching children about healthy eating and physical activity.


FNIC logo Food and Nutrition Fun for Elementary Age Children (PDF | 217 KB)

USDA. NAL. Food and Nutrition Information Center.

Provides resources that will create a food and nutrition awareness in children, while teaching them the basics of healthy eating and physical activity.


MyPlate: Health and Nutrition Information for Children Over Five

USDA. Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion.


MedlinePlus: Child Nutrition

DHHS. NIH. National Library of Medicine.

Find the latest news on child nutrition, general information and statistics, special topics including vegetarianism, special diets, snacking, eating for sports, and more...


MedlinePlus: Exercise for Children

DHHS. NIH. National Library of Medicine.


Happy, Healthy Eating for Kids

American Heart Association.


BAM! Body and Mind: Food and Nutrition

DHHS. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Teaches kids about food and nutrition through kid-friendly lingo, games, quizzes, and other interactive features.


Nutrition for the School-Aged Child (PDF | 176 KB)

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension.


Child Nutrition Agencies by State

USDA. NAL. Healthy Meals Resource System.

Search for Child Nutrition Services by clicking on the interactive map.


Snack Smart for Healthy Teeth logo Snack Smart for Healthy Teeth

DHHS. NIH. National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research.

Highlights the importance of keeping teeth healthy and provides a listing of healthy snacks that help promote healthy teeth and gums.


Is Dieting OK for Kids?

Nemours Foundation. KidsHealth.

Article for kids about what dieting is and if they should do it.


Knowledge Path: Nutrition in Children and Adolescents

Georgetown University. Maternal and Child Care Health Library.

Contains selections of recent, high quality resources and tools for learning about new developments and conducting further research.


Knowledge Path: Physical Activity and Children and Adolescents

Georgetown University. Maternal and Child Health Library.

Contains selections of recent, high quality resources and tools for learning about new developments and conducting further research.


BMI Percentile Calculator for Children and Teens

DHHS. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.