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Children's BMI Calculator
BMI Calculator for Children and Teens Body mass index (BMI) is one way to estimate a person's body fat. BMI is calculat...
Fast Facts
Fat is an important part of your youngster's diet until age 2. This nutrient helps with physical development and provides energy.
Children and Nutrition
It’s in the Bag: Healthy School Lunches
It's in the Bag: Healthy School Lunches Children and teens can get their hands on plenty of junk food, fast food, and o...
Children and Cholesterol
Children and Cholesterol If you, your parents, or your parents' siblings had a heart attack before age 55 and you have ...
Helping Your Kids Get the Fiber They Need
Helping Your Kids Get the Fiber They Need Getting our daily dose of fiber is something we as adults think about as we g...
Kids Need Their Nutrients
Kids Need Their Nutrients Most parents know that children need vitamins and minerals to stay healthy. But knowing exact...
Healthy Diets Overview
Healthy Diets Overview Eating healthy is an important part of a healthy lifestyle and is something that should be taugh...
Beware of Supplements for Kids
Beware of Supplements for Kids Dietary supplements and herbal mixtures aimed at your children may be a waste of your mo...
Preschooler Nutrition
Preschooler Nutrition Helpful feeding information for your preschooler Preschool-age children (ages 4 to 5) are still d...
School-Aged Child Nutrition
Nutrition: School-Age Helpful feeding information for your school-age child School-age children (ages 6 to 12) continue...
Toddler Nutrition
Nutrition: Toddler Helpful feeding information for your toddler The toddler (ages 1 to 3) phase can often be challengin...
What Kids Drink Is Important, Too
What Kids Drink Is Important, Too If your children fill up on high-calorie fruit drinks and soft drinks, they may skip ...
Picking Snacks for Picky Eaters
Picking Snacks for Picky Eaters Snacking isn't bad for kids. Nutrition experts agree that a wide assortment of healthy ...
Persuading Kids to Eat Nutritious Meals
Persuading Kids to Eat Nutritious Meals It's a familiar family scene: Mom and Dad cajoling their youngsters at the dinn...
The Importance of Eating Together as a Family
The Importance of Eating Together as a Family Eating together as a family has many benefits not only for you, but also ...
Prevention of Heart Disease Starts in Childhood
Prevention of Heart Disease Starts in Childhood You may think of heart disease as a problem for adults, not your young ...
Kids' Healthy Eating Not Just About Food
Kids' Healthy Eating Not Just About Food Healthy eating habits are especially important during childhood. Children lear...
Teens and Nutrition
Vegetarian Teens Need Diet Advice
Vegetarian Teens Need Diet Advice At a young age, some children who make the connection between their hamburger and the...
Healthy Eating During Adolescence
Healthy Eating During Adolescence What is healthy eating? Eating healthy is an important part of a healthy lifestyle an...
The Importance of Eating Together as a Family
The Importance of Eating Together as a Family Eating together as a family has many benefits not only for you, but also ...
Prevention of Heart Disease Starts in Childhood
Prevention of Heart Disease Starts in Childhood You may think of heart disease as a problem for adults, not your young ...
Whole Grains in the Teen Diet
Whole Grains in the Teen Diet Better health for your teen could be as close as your breadbox. The more whole grains tee...