Welcome to our nutrition resource centre. It offers expert advice to parents about healthy eating and the main issues affecting children's nutrition from birth through the teen years.
The resource centre was written in collaboration with Francy Pillo-Blocka, RD, FDC, the Clinical Dietetics team at the Hospital for Sick Children and the AboutKidsHealth Chief Medical Editor, Elizabeth Berger, BA, MD, FRCPC, FAAP, MHPE.
The content is organized into six sections, which are outlined below.
Food plays a vital role in our lives. Learn about the four food groups and the most important vitamins and minerals to keep you and your family healthy. You can also learn about food product labels, food safety and organic food. Learn more.
Nutrition for your baby
Feeding your baby can be both rewarding and challenging. Learn about baby nutrition, when your baby can start feeding themselves and when you can introduce your baby to new textures and foods. Learn more.
Nutrition for your toddler or preschooler
Most toddlers and preschoolers like to eat small, frequent meals. Discover some creative and healthy meal and drink suggestions and find out how to manage your child’s interest in food. Learn more.
Nutrition for your school-aged child, tween or teen
Your child’s activity levels, growth spurts and eating habits will influence their food intake as they get older. Learn some meal ideas, discover how to involve older children in family meals and find out how to research restaurant menus online before eating out. Learn more.
Optimal nutrition for a lifetime
Good nutrition starts with the choices you make at the grocery store. Find out how to choose foods to maintain a balanced diet and how to promote positive eating habits and help your child maintain a healthy body image. Learn more.
Digestive system conditions and special diets
The digestive system performs many tasks to break down food and drink. Discover how digestion works and how to manage any digestive disorders and food allergies or intolerances. Learn more.