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Kids' Nutrition

Good nutrition is just as important for kids as it is for adults. Eating healthy foods improves learning and increases energy levels, while making poor dietary choices leads to sleepy days in school and issues with weight and even possibly behavior.
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Introduce Your Child to Healthy Cooking
Your kids may be more willing to try new and healthier foods if you teach them how to cook. Even small kids can help - just be sure to use age-appropriate tools and utensils.

Healthy Recipes Your Kids Will Love
Some of my favorite healthy About.com recipes that are perfect for kids. All are easy to prepare and loaded with good nutrition.

Calcium, Dairy Products and Preventing Childhood Obesity
Kids who are obese tend to drink less milk than leaner children. Is there a connection? Learn about the link between obesity and not drinking enough milk.

Dietary Supplements for Children
Some kids, like picky eaters, may need to take dietary supplements, but most kids can get the nutrients then need from foods. Learn more about kids and dietary supplements.

Helpful Tips for Picky Eaters
About.com readers share their tips for handling picky eaters. Share your story with us.

Why Your Children Won't Try New Foods
Picky eaters don't like to try new foods and they're are a few different ideas why. It may be genetic, or it may be emotional. Here's a look at the reasons why kids can be picky eaters.

Bitterness May Be Why Children Hate Vegetables
Your kids may have a gene that makes them really hate bitter flavors. If that's the case, they're not going to like many (or any) non-starchy vegetables. A study examines why.

Healthy Halloween
Halloween means trick-or-treating, which leads to lots and lots of candy. Here are some tips to enjoy Halloween without eating too much candy.

Ants on a Log
This simple recipe is something kids can make by themselves. It includes celery, peanut butter, and raisins. Learn how to make Ants on a Log.

Healthy Foods for Children
Kids need healthy foods. Here's why. Plus some links to recipes kids will love.

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