Healthy Eating for Kids: Recipes and Nutrition Advice

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Food Groups for Kids: Best and Worst Choices

Eating foods from each food group every day provides most of the nutrients that kids need. Here, find the best and worst choices from each group for your little one.

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Extras Group

Extras Group

There are many foods you can think of that may not “fit” into one of the food groups. Many of these foods are what we may call “extras” and include sugary sweets such as birthday cake, lollipops, and sugary beverages such as sodas. These foods aren’t included in a food group because they provide few nutrients, lots of added sugar, and sometimes added fat. Although these foods should be limited, there are ways to incorporate them into your child’s diet. There are also healthier alternatives to each that at times may be just as appealing to your child.

Nutrients: Limited

Servings: Less than 5 per week

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