Nutrition for parents
Parents play a big role in shaping their children's eating habits. The resources in this section can help you teach your daughter about healthy eating. The resources here include the Federal government's latest nutrition guidelines, which can be used as a guide to help you plan and cook healthy meals for your family. Your daughter can use the tools in this section to learn more about healthy eating on her own or you can use the resources together. Your daughter can also calculate her Body Mass Index (BMI) to see if she's at a healthy weight. Other resources in this section can help you spot a possible eating disorder or help your daughter make better food choices when eating out.
- Cooking With Kids - This website offers lots of helpful resources on cooking healthy meals.
- girlshealth.gov: Nutrition - We have created the girlshealth.gov section on nutrition to help adolescent girls learn more about some of the unique health issues and social situations they will encounter during the teen years. This section provides information, resources, and links to help your daughter learn more about nutrition and staying healthy.
- Kidnetic - Kidnetic.com is a web site that communicates healthy eating and active living information in meaningful and useful ways to kids aged 9-12 and their families. Kidnetic.com is intended to encourage kids and their families to begin the process of behavior change toward healthy lifestyles.
- Best Bones Forever!™ - We have created the Best Bones Forever!™ site to encourage girls to have strong bones, to stay active and eat foods high in good nutrients.
- Nutrition and Your Health: Dietary Guidelines for Americans - Learn all about healthy eating based on current research.
- Fiber and your Child - This is a helpful article form kidshealth.org.
- Children's Snacks: Ten Tips for Healthier Snacking (Copyright © Mayo Foundation) – Kids love snacks, but the content in some snacks can be bad for their health. This fact sheet provides parents with ten tips for healthier snacking for children.
- The Gluten-Free Diet: A Guide for Parents (Copyright © Center for Young Women’s Health) – This guide helps you and your family better understand the restrictions of a gluten-free diet, how to identify gluten-free foods, and how to adapt to a gluten-free lifestyle.
- Helping Your Child: Tips for Parents – This website encourages you to take an active role in helping your child — and your families — learn healthy eating and physical activity habits.
- Milk Matters! – This website talks about the importance of calcium for pre-teens and teens. It includes tips for getting more calcium in your teen’s diet.
- Nutrition Tips for Kids (Copyright © American Academy of Family Physicians) – By helping your child establish a healthy diet and regular exercise, you can reduce their risk of high cholesterol and obesity. This article has tips on how to establish healthy habits in your children.
- Tips for Parents: Weight and Eating Behavior Problems in Teens (Copyright © American Academy of Family Physicians) – This publication can help you recognize the signs of an eating problem or disorder in teenagers. It discusses emotional eating, signs of anorexia and bulimia, and the health risks of obesity.
- Center for Young Women's Health
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, HHS
- Division of Adolescent and School Health, CDC
- Food and Nutrition Information Center, USDA
- Kids with Food Allergies
- National Foundation for Celiac Awareness
= This article, publication, website, or organization is from the U.S. government.
Content last reviewed July 25, 2011
Page last updated October 31, 2013