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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Orange Juice

Extras: Better Choices

Limit: Lemonade, fruit punch, sodas, and sugary beverages
Alternatives: 100% fruit juice or fruit-flavored water

Limit: Ice cream and frozen treats
Alternatives: 
• Low-fat frozen yogurt
• Sugar-free gelatin
• Frozen grapes
• Pudding made with fat-free milk and low-calorie sweetener
• Smoothies made with fresh fruit and low-fat yogurt

Limit: Cookies, candy, and other sweets
Alternatives: 
• Homemade trail mix with whole-grain cereal, pretzels, nuts, dried fruit
• Low-fat chocolate milk
• Peanut butter on graham crackers
• Popcorn sprinkled with cinnamon-sugar

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