Healthy Eating for Kids!

Follow Kids Health Basic Guideline:

  • Work fruits and vegetables into the daily routine, aiming for the goal of at least five servings a day. Be sure you serve fruit or vegetables at every meal.

  • Make it easy for kids to choose healthy snacks by keeping fruits and vegetables on hand and ready to eat. Other good snacks include low-fat yogurt, peanut butter and celery, or whole-grain crackers and cheese.

  • Serve lean meats and other good sources of protein, such as fish, eggs, beans, and nuts.

  • Choose whole-grain breads and cereals so kids get more fiber.

  • Limit fat intake by avoiding fried foods and choosing healthier cooking methods, such as broiling, grilling, roasting, and steaming. Choose low-fat or nonfat dairy products.

  • Limit fast food and low-nutrient snacks, such as chips and candy. But don't completely ban favorite snacks from your home. Instead, make them "once-in-a-while" foods, so kids don't feel deprived.

  • Limit sugary drinks, such as soda and fruit-flavored drinks. Serve water and low-fat milk instead.