Infants, Toddlers, and Preschoolers
Family Dining — Tips on getting your kids involved in meal preparation and establishing a family mealtime.
Child Care Food: What Will My Child Eat — Your child will learn, think, play, and work with others better if they are eating right.
WIC Works Resource System — United States Department of Agriculture — Information on a wide variety of topics including:
- Complementary Foods
- Food Allergies
- Picky Eaters
- Growth Charts
- Vegetarian Nutrition
- Family Meals
- Eat Better Early Recipes
- Safe Food Handling
Active Living: Infants, Toddlers, and Preschoolers — Join your young ones as they play, explore, and stay active.
Other Recommended Resources
Food and Nutrition Fun for Preschoolers — United States Department of Agriculture — A list of children's resources with brief descriptions on the topics of food, nutrition, and physical activity.
Health and Nutrition Information for Preschoolers — Choose MyPlate.gov; United States Department of Agriculture — MyPlate for young kids includes topics such as growth during the preschool years, developing healthy eating habits, physical activity, and food safety.
Kids Eat Right — Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics — Find scientifically-based health and nutrition information, including recipes and how-to videos, to help your children grow.
Physical Activities and Healthy Snacks for Young Children — Team Nutrition Iowa; Iowa Department of Education — Physical activity and snack cards featuring fruits and vegetables or grains/breads with coordinated storybook suggestions and tips for involving young children in food preparation.
How to Feed Children — Ellyn Satter Associates — Dozens of useful tip sheets on feeding children based on the division of responsibility of children and parents in the family, building a warm and nurturing home environment, and the use of forbidden foods.
Family Gardening — National Gardening Association — Resources for gardening with children.
Parent Education: Online Parenting Resources — Online parenting resource for parents of young children, caregivers, and parent educators.
Simply Good Eating for Moms and Kids Book — Curriculum for nutrition educators to teach about healthy eating during pregnancy, age-appropriate foods and feeding practices for babies, and more. Handouts available in English or Spanish.