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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Grains Group

Grains Group

There are two types of grains: whole grains and refined grains. Refined grains have had the outer parts of the grain kernel removed, a process that strips the grain of nutrients. Whole grains are the best choice because they contain more fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Both kids and adults should aim for at least half of their daily servings to be from whole-grain sources (see Best Choices on next slide).

Nutrients: Carbohydrates, fiber*, B vitamins (thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, folate), iron*, magnesium*, selenium*
*Greater sources of these nutrients are found in whole grains. 

Servings: Approximately 4-5 ounces for kids and 6-8 ounces for adults

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