Web links: Poor eating habits info

November 1, 2007

Here's a series of links that will help parents and pediatricians get kids to eat better.

Dino nuggets. Ketchup. Yogurts. Lunchables. Pizza without the cheese. Plain spaghetti. Kids can have very particular tastes in foods. But finicky palates can lead to poor nutrition. Here's a series of links that will help parents and pediatricians get kids to eat better-even when food touches other food on the plate.

10 Best And Worst Foods: http://www.cspinet.org/nah/10foods_bad.html
A list of foods to choose and avoid, from the Center for Science in the Public Interest.

20 Tips For Picky Eaters: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/childrens-health/HQ01107/
Suggestions from the Mayo Clinic.

Adolescent Nutrition: http://www.uchicagokidshospital.org/online-library/content=P02174/
An information page from the University of Chicago's Comer Children's Hospital.

America's Eating Habits: Changes And Consequences: http://www.ers.usda.gov/Publications/AIB750/
A 1999 report from the Department of Agriculture's Economic Research Service, available as a series of PDF documents.

Bam!: http://www.bam.gov/
An online destination to encourage kids 9 to 13 to make healthy choices about lifestyle and eating. From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Food And Nutrition: http://www.kidshealth.org/parent/food/index.html
An information page from Kids Health.

Fussy Eaters: http://www.vahealth.org/wic/healthbites/Fussy_2.htm
An information page from the Virginia Department of Health.

Getting Children To Eat Properly: http://www.saferchild.org/foodtips.htm
An information page from Idaho community group Safer Child, Inc.

Good Food Gone Bad: http://www.livescience.com/health/top_10_good_food_bad.html
A list of healthy food made unhealthy by processing.

Healthy Diet For Teenagers: http://www.med.umich.edu/1libr/pa/pa_tnhediet_hhg.htm
An information page from the University of Michigan's C.S. Mott Children's Hospital.