Children and Infant Nutrition

Children and infants have nutritional requirements and needs that are unique to their rapidly growing bodies. Here at the Diet & Nutrition Channel you'll find expert advice on feeding your children the right stuff to keep them healthy and active. You'll find tips to get fussy children to eat vegetables, discussions over the health benefits of breastfeeding vs. formula, whether your teen is getting the nutrients they need and more.

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  • Who Else Wants Tips for Fussy Eaters?
    Tired of food fights with picky eaters? Let's experiment with some offbeat and zany tips and recipe ideas to get your fussy eater fed without battles or tears.
  • Get the Kids in the Kitchen!
    From learning healthy eating habits to discovering how to cook, there are several benefits to involving kids in the kitchen. Family meal planning, grocery shopping and food preparation afford opportunities to get your child participating in these daily events.
  • Are Obese Children Victims of Neglect?
    The incidence of childhood obesity is now at epidemic levels. Should the government intervene by placing overweight children in foster care?
  • Think Outside the Box When it Comes to Snacks
    You want to provide healthy snacks your kids will eagerly eat. You can start substituting different kids of snack foods like pita pockets, yogurt, fruit and cheese kebabs and banana splits. As you look for different snack foods, make sure you're buying low-fat, whole grain substitutions.
  • Healthy Snack Options For Children
    Kids love to snack. As a matter of fact, most kids snack more than they eat meals. Little stomachs are actually better equipped to eat small amounts of food through the day. The trick is finding healthy snacks for children. These snacks provide both kid appeal and nutrition.
  • Getting Your Child Involved In Controlling Their Weight
    Obesity is an issue that if not dealt with properly could cause lifelong consequences or even shorten a child's life. Let's face it, there won't always be people standing over your child making sure they eat right and exercise. Teach them now and ensure success. Here are some tools to help.
  • When Children Are Overweight: Healthy Diets for Overweight Children
    Are there any healthy diets for overweight children? The answer may surprise you. A child's diet is almost never equivalent to an adult's diet.
  • Healthy Party Snacks for Children
    If you’re throwing a party for your child, you might think that the only possible snack choices are cookies and chips. Think again! These healthy snacks for a child’s party are sure to be a hit.
  • Fun Foods for Kids to Make at Home
    These fun foods for kids to make at home offer children a creative way to express themselves in the kitchen. This is a great activity that parents, grandparents, or other adults can participate in with children to help enhance life skills while having fun and eating delicious foods.
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