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Nutrition and Fitness

Learn how to keep kids healthy with the right foods and exercise.

Nutrition & Fitness Advice by Age

Encourage healthy habits from birth to teens.

Infants: The First Months

During the first 3 months, breast milk or formula will provide all the nutrition babies need.


1–3 months

Older Infants

Learn when and how to start your baby on solid foods.

4–7 months

8–12 months


Toddlers might show their growing independence through what they eat — and what they won't eat.

Find out what to do

Getting the right nutrition

Snacks for toddlers


Encourage kids to make good food and exercise choices, without hovering or pestering. Here's how.

Feeding preschoolers

Snacks for preschoolers

Keeping preschoolers active

School-Age Kids

At this age, kids are busy! They need food that powers them through their day — and maybe a little motivation to get offline and be active.

School lunches

After-school snacks

Helping kids get active

Handling Picky Eaters

Most toddlers are picky eaters. Here's how to make mealtimes more pleasant and less stressful for everyone.

Nutrition Q&A

  • Your toddler doesn't like green beans the first time around? Don't stop serving them. Kids are naturally slow to accept new tastes and textures, so keep reintroducing the beans. 

    Read more

  • The best time to introduce solid foods is when your baby has the skills needed to eat. How do you know when that is?

    Find out

  • In the first year of life, a baby only needs breast milk or formula. 

    Here's why

  • Childhood obesity is a serious problem, so many schools have added BMI to their student annual health screening. 

    BMI basics