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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Vegetable Group

Vegetable Group

The vegetable group is where you find many of nature’s healthiest foods. Vegetables are full of fiber, vitamins, and minerals and are low in calories, fat, sodium, and cholesterol. Vegetables are divided into five subgroups based on nutrient content—dark-green vegetables, orange vegetables, beans and peas, starchy vegetables, and a group for all others. Serve your child a variety of vegetables from all the subgroups each week.

Nutrients: Fiber and abundant vitamins and minerals, which vary by vegetable

Servings: Approximately 1 1/2 to 2 cups for kids and 2 to 3 cups for adults

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