Resources

Printables for youth

Handouts that kids will love that give basic and general nutrition information.

General Nutrition

Websites that give general nutrition information for healthy youth.

Food Allergy Information

Websites that help parents and kids learn more about living with food allergies and where to buy special foods for kids with food allergies.

Cancer Prevention

Healthy ideas for families to prevent certain cancers.

Sports Nutrition

Websites that help kids learn how to eat to fuel their bodies.

Digestion

Websites for people with gastrointestinal illnesses.

Autism

Ideas for parents whose kids are on the spectrum.

News and Articles

Sports Nutrition in Kids and Teens

Exercising and being active is only half the battle. In order for children and adolescents to have the best chance at becoming successful athletes they need to fuel their bodies appropriately. A common misconception is that because a child may be very active, he or she can eat anything because it will burn off in practice. While the child may burn many calories in practice or competition, he or she will not be playing at an optimal level if health foods are not being consumed.

Recommendations for juice consumption in children

Consumption of fruit juice has increased drastically within recent years as children and adolescents continue to be the highest consumers. An excessive amount of juice consumption can lead to not only an increase in calories, but also an increased risk for childhood obesity and dental caries.

Immune “Boosters” for Children

Many parents wonder what they can do to prevent their child from catching illnesses, especially colds and ear infections. The immune system is a finely-tuned orchestra of different kinds of cells. Therefore, the idea of “boosting” immunity is a complicated one, as it is unclear which kinds of cells need to a boost, by how much, and how this can effectively be achieved.

Child-Friendly Veggies

Vegetables are an important part of a healthy diet, but getting kids to eat an adequate amount can be challening. Here are helpful tips to introduce more veggies into a child's diet. 

What's so good about fruits and vegetables?

Click the picture to learn why fruits and veggies are so important and get tips on how to eat at least five servings a day!

​Use #GiveMe5 on social media to share photos of your favorite fruits and veggies!

Sports Hydration Infographic

How much water should a kid drink while playing sports?

Product Recall: Gerber Baby Food Pouches

Gerber Products Company has voluntarily recalled a number of organic baby food pouches due to a packaging defect. Consumers may notice that, in some cases, the pouches may become bloated and the product inside may have an off taste or odor.

Healthy Tips for Kids Infographic

Healthy, happy kids grow up to be healthy, happy adults. It’s a parent’s responsibility to instill good habits early on. Read on for more healthy tips for kids about eating nutritiously, spending time outdoors, clocking enough sleep, limiting screen time and staying fit and active from childhood to adolescence and beyond.

Sugar Intake in Kids Infographic

It's no secret that kids love sugar. What's unclear is just how detrimental the sweet stuff is to your child’s health. Recent studies have found that sugar has the same effect on the brain as certain addictive drugs. The experts at Nicklaus Children's Hospital take a closer look at the harmful effect too much sugar can have on the body.

Nutrition and the My Plate Food Guide

At all stages of life, nutrition plays an important role in maintaining good health. It is important not only for growth and development, but to maintain strong bones and teeth and build a good immune system.

Weight Management for Children and Teenagers

Obesity has become one of the most significant threats to the well being of our nation’s children. It is estimated that nearly 32 percent of children and adolescents are overweight and that 16 percent or more can be categorized as obese.

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