August marks the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ first-ever Kids Eat Right Month. In order to support AND’s focus on the importance of healthful eating and active lifestyles for children and their families, IDEA has assembled a list of our most popular articles on kids’ nutrition. Learn how to get your children involved in their diets, how to help kids meet their nutrient requirements and how to build healthy lifestyle habits for the whole family.

Children learn what to eat by mimicking the adults in their life. This affords parents a great opportunity to instill possible attitudes toward food and impart important lessons about portion control, moderation and balance. This article examines commonly asked nutrition questions and provides in depth answers to help parents establish healthy eating habits in their households. Read the full article here.

Proper nutrition is vital to optimizing sports performance, even in youth, especially since many young athletes are deficient in key nutrients. Learn how you can help youth athletes win on and off the field by educating them about sound nutrition choices. Read the full article here.

For busy parents, putting together home-cooked meals every night may seem like a challenge. Melissa d’Arabian, Food Network star and author of Ten Dollar Dinners, shares tips and money saving advice on how to make home-cooked family meals every night a reality. Learn how to easily prepare family meals every night of the week, plus get some tasty recipe ideas. Read the full article here.

Children are drawn to junk food because marketers make the food fun and approachable. You can do the same thing with healthier options. Use these tips to get kids excited about eating healthier options. Read the full article here.

The new “Smart Snacks in School” nutrition standards developed by the United States Department of Agriculture offer healthier food options to children during the school day. This article highlights what the new nutrition standards include and what this means for your children. Read the full article here.

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