Preschool Nutrition

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Find general information on preschool nutrition below. Please also see these pages for specific resources:



MyPlate: Health and Nutrition Information for Preschoolers

USDA. Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion.

Find resources for parents and caregivers of preschool children.


FNIC logo Food and Nutrition Fun for Preschoolers (PDF | 194 KB)

USDA. NAL. Food and Nutrition Information Center.

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


Eat Smart

North Carolina Cooperative Extension; North Carolina Division of Public Health.

Provides recipes and tips for promoting healthy eating in preschoolers.


Vegetarian Nutrition for Toddlers and Preschoolers (PDF | 470 KB)

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Vegetarian Nutrition Practice Group.

Provides information on a well-balanced vegetarian diet that supports the normal growth and development of toddlers and preschoolers.


Kids Eat Right: Preschooler

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Provides recipes, articles, and tips for preschoolers. Topics include preschoolers in the kitchen, ingredients, what to eat, health concerns, and more.


Feeding Your Preschooler: Helping in the Kitchen

University of Florida Extension.