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25 Healthy Snacks for Kids

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

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America's Best and Worst Restaurants for Kids

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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GoVeg.com

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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Let's Move

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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National School Lunch Program Fact Sheet

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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Nutrition On the Web-For Teens!

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

“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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Rachel Ray's Yum-O

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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The Lunch Box

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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The School Breakfast Program

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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Tips for Parents: Kids and Energy Drinks

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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Tips for Parents: Nutrition and Learning

Discover the link between nutrition and learning.

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US Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Services

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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Video: Eating Well Helps Your Child Learn Better

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

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Video: Nourishing the Brain

The link between nutrition and learning.

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Video: Teenage Tastes

Help teens develop healthy eating habits.

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