Nourish Interactive: Children, parents, and educators should ALL have this website bookmarked in their "favorites."
You'll find everything you need to teach your child about the importance of eating right: fun nutrition games for kids, interactive nutrition tools, and LOTS OF GREAT RESOURCES for parents and health and nutrition educators.
The section of FREE printable nutrition worksheets for kids includes:
Food Champs: This is also one of my favorite food websites for kids. It's soooooo cute (who can resist smiling cartoon fruits and vegetables?!) and has online interactive games for kids 2-5 and 6-8, free downloadable food coloring pages, great kid recipes, and a number of nutrition activities for kids such as a supermarket scavenger hunt and a "fruit and veggie eater meter".
Smart Mouth: From the Center for Science in the Public Interest (think Nutrition Action Newsletter...if you don't know about it, you SHOULD) comes (in my opinion) one of the best nutrition websites for kids (older middle school kids that is).
Fun to look at and filled with lots of great reliable (unusually smart) articles, recipes, nutrition tips, "hang-man" type game, downloadable food/health videos, ways to get involved on issues of interest (urge members of congress to support menu labeling, urge the President to support soft drink taxes, etc.), this is a "mini-me" version of the adult website. I think you'll quickly add it to your personal list of favorite nutrition websites for kids.
BAM (Stands for Body And Mind): Separate food fact from food fiction on this nutrition website for kids from the CDC (Centers for Disease Control). Get recipes, play a game about dining decisions, learn how to fuel for physical activity and how to pack power lunches. The website has info about exercise, disease, and safety as well.
Dole SuperKids: Another of the best nutrition websites for kids that emphasizes eating fruits and vegetables through fun recipes, games, puzzles, songs, and free food coloring pages.
4girls: Specifically for girls, this website has good nutrition information including what types of foods and how much of them to eat, healthy weight goals, info on bone health, how to eat healthy at fast-food restaurants, and guidance on vegetarian eating. 4 girls also provides reliable, useful information on the health issues girls face they become young women, and tips on handling relationships with family and friends, at school and at home.
Every Body Eats: This health website for kids has a really cute interactive game having to do with emotional eating. Many times kids (and adults too!) eat when they're not hungry but because they're bored, lonely, or upset. This interactive nutrition game helps teach children to eat in response to their hunger levels, not their emotions.
KidsHealth: One of the most visited health websites for kids, this site has a nice kids recipes section that includes:
This list of credible nutrition websites for children should get you going in the right direction. I'm always adding more to the list when I find websites I like so bookmark this page and visit the site often for updates.
Contact me if you have nutrition websites for kids that you recommend and I'll add to the list here.
More of my free nutrition advice:
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