So where do you begin?  How do you know what the healthiest choices are?

If you are just getting started, you may want to check out some general websites that give a variety of information:


General Healthy Eating Tips & Meal Planning Advice

Not sure how to put it all together into a healthy, balanced meal?  Here are some great overviews.  In addition, follow us on Pinterest for great pictures and links too!

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MyPlateKids' Place

Interactive Nutritional Information and Games Just for Kids

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Daily Food Plan

Helps you calculate your food requirements based on age and activity level

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What's Cooking? USDA Mixing Bowl

Healthy recipes for home and schools


Snacking

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Healthy Diet

Snacking is a common time for unhealthy foods to sneak into your diet.  Here are tools to keep your snacks healthy!


Food Group Specific Tools

Need help working on a particular weak spot?  Check out these online tools, organized by Food Group.

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Fruits and Veggies

Fruits and veggies are an important part of your nutrition plan, every day.  Here are some great resources for families.  Follow us on Pinterest for more ideas!

More Matters: Getting kids to eat fruits and vegetables

Kid-Friendly Veggies and Fruits

Vegetarian Kids

Fruits and Veggies More Matters

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Limiting Sodium

Learn more about limiting salt in your diet

Reducing Sodium in Children’s Diets

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Limiting Fats

What about fat?  There are good fats and bad fats. Knowing the difference is important in your meal and snack planning

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Carbohydrates and Sugars

Click here to read more about carbohydrates and sugars!

Special Cases

If you have specific dietary needs and restrictions, here are some resources for you.

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Eating Healthy When You Have Food Allergies

Food Allergies: Info for Parents

Food Allergies: Info for School

Meal Planning Help for Kids and Families with Diabetes

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Tony's Plate Calculator

Helps kids, including those with Type 1 Diabetes, calculate nutritional value for a food item, recipe or meal

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For Children with Diabetes

Diabetic Meal Planning for Schools