Kids Healthy Eating: Toddlers and Preschoolers, raising healthy eaters, dealing with picky eaters, early childhood nutrition

Toddlers + Preschoolers

Feeding toddlers and preschoolers isn't always easy. Whether you're dealing with a picky eater or a busy schedule, getting a nutritious meal on the table—one that your kids will actually eat—can be a challenge. Don't be discouraged! If often just takes time and patience to develop healthy eating habits in young children.

While each child is different, there are some standard ways to help kids develop healthy eating habits. We believe a positive and sensible approach where the parent acts as a role model will get the best results. Read our articles to learn how to:

  • Develop a feeding strategy that will end dinnertime struggles
  • Be a healthy role model
  • Teach balance with a positive approach


Avoid Mealtime Meltdowns

Avoid mealtime meltdowns with your kids by planning ahead and having a feeding strategy that encourages kids to try new foods.

Early Childhood Nutrition: How to Get Feeding Off to a Positive + Healthy Start

Feeding toddlers can be tricky business. They are notorious for being picky and messy when it comes to eating. Learn from the experts, Katja Rowell, MD, the feeding doctor and Mary Mullen, registered dietitian how to get children off to a healthy start with eating.

Handling Dinner Drama With Toddlers

Registered dietitian Sally Kuzemchak enlists the help of food sociologist Dr. Dina Rose to find surprising solutions to her son’s dinnertime drama. Dr. Rose offers tips and new ideas that help parents shape their children’s relationship with food.

Healthy Eating for Your Preschooler

Feeding toddlers and preschoolers can sometimes be a problem for parents. Find ways to help make healthy eating easier.

Picky Eaters Cured Over Time

Taking the long view in building healthy eating habits makes it easier to cope with the picky eating phase when kids are young.

Raising a Healthy Eater One Step at a Time

Healthy eating for children begins with realistic and simple steps that encourage children to make healthy choices from the food parents offer.

The Path to Healthy Eating for Preschoolers

There are some basic strategies that you can take to help your preschooler develop into a healthy eater.