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Tips for Parents: Kids and Energy Drinks
Monday, June 06, 2011

Learn how drinking energy drinks can make kids and teens sick and how the high amounts of caffeine found in some of these drinks can be high enough to kill.

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Let's Move
Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Let's Move! has an ambitious but important goal: to solve the epidemic of childhood obesity within a generation. 

Let’s Move will give parents the support they need, provide healthier food in schools, help our kids to be more physically active, and make healthy, affordable food available in every part of our country.

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The Lunch Box
Tuesday, October 06, 2009

We believe all children must have access to healthy food to grow their bodies, minds and future. We must feed their knowledge while also providing wholesome sustenance to their physical needs. The tools for feeding such change must be equally available to all schools no matter their geography, budget or situation. The relationship children have with food will evolve into a virtuous circle benefiting not just themselves but our society as a whole

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Pregnancy Nutrition Myths and Facts
Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Find out which pregnancy nutrition myths are fact and which are fiction.

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25 Healthy Snacks for Kids
Tuesday, March 03, 2009

"When a snack attack strikes, refuel with these nutrition-packed snacks. Easy, tasty (and healthy) snacks."

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Rachel Ray's Yum-O
Friday, October 10, 2008

This nonprofit website, created by Rachel Ray, offers parents and kids recipes, cooking and shopping tips for creating healthy and affordable kid-friendly dishes.

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America's Best and Worst Restaurants for Kids
Friday, October 10, 2008

Learn which restaurants and kids menu items offer your child the best nutrition.  You might be surpised!  You can also find the link to purchase the bestselling book, Eat This, Not That! For Kids by David Zinczenko and David Goulding.

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Video: Teenage Tastes
Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Help teens develop healthy eating habits.

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Video: Picky Pre-School Eaters
Tuesday, April 22, 2008

What you can do to help picky eaters eat better.

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Video: Nourishing the Brain
Wednesday, April 16, 2008

The link between nutrition and learning.

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Video: Eating Well Helps Your Child Learn Better
Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Learn how to give your kids the nutrition they need to stay focused in school.

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Tips for Parents: Picky Preschool Eaters
Thursday, March 27, 2008

Tips for sneaking nutrition into your picky pre-school eater's diet.

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US Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Services
Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Links to nutrition service programs, nutrition activities and games for kids, nutrition information for parents, data and statistics, food safety information, and grant information.  Also available in Spanish.

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The School Breakfast Program
Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Provided by the United States Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service, this information sheet answers questions like “How does the school breakfast program work?” and “What are the nutritional requirements for school breakfasts?”

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The Food Guide Pyramid for 6-11 Year Olds
Tuesday, March 18, 2008

A colorfully illustrated poster of the Food Guide Pyramid for 6-11 Year Olds from the USDA.

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The Food Guide Pyramid for 2-6 Year Olds
Tuesday, March 18, 2008

A colorfully illustrated poster of the guide with a chart on the back to keep track of the servings a child eats for a week.

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Tips for Parents: Nutrition and Learning
Monday, March 17, 2008

Discover the link between nutrition and learning.

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Nutrition On the Web-For Teens!
Thursday, March 06, 2008

With information from exercises, myths, and recipes to recommended daily allowances, a nutri-quiz, and a health forum. Also available in Spanish and German.

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Nutrition.gov
Thursday, March 06, 2008

“Providing easy, online access to government information on food and human nutrition for consumers.”  Offers an “In the News” feature, and subject headings such as “What’s in Food?”  “Shopping, Cooking, and Meal Planning,” and “Food Assistance Programs.”  Also available in Spanish.

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National School Lunch Program Fact Sheet
Thursday, March 06, 2008

The “hows” and “whats” of the national school lunch program.  Published by the US Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service.

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GoVeg.com
Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Learn how becoming a vegetarian helps your health, the environment, and animal cruelty.  Get tips for going vegetarian, recipes, and more.

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Alberta Health Region’s Nutrition and Active Living
Monday, March 03, 2008

With an 80 page “Snacktivity Box” that provides activities to promote healthy eating and active living habits for young children, a school nutrition handbook, physical activity initiatives, and other health links and information lines.

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