Healthy Eating for Kids: Recipes and Nutrition Advice
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.
Carolyn Land Williams, M.Ed., R.D.
Nutrition for Growing Bodies
Each food that kids eat gives them a different assortment of the six nutrients that they need
, which is why it’s so important for them to eat a variety of foods. The USDA has placed foods into groups because they have
similar nutrients. For example, foods in the milk group, such as yogurt, cheese, and milk, are all good sources of protein,
calcium, and vitamin D. Eating foods from each group every day provides most of the nutrients that kids need.