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Nutrition for Youth

Kids need a variety of foods to help them develop into strong adults. As a society, we are faced with the challenge of junk food and sugary drinks marketed to our children. So feeding children nutritious foods can be a big challenge! Check out the following resources that help you get your children to eat better.

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Arkansas Farm to You

Arkansas Farm to You is a traveling interactive adventure for students. It follows food from the farm to the market and through the body. It explores the relationships between Arkansas agriculture, food, nutrition, and health and is designed to involve kindergarten through 6th grade students in learning how foods from the farm are used by their bodies for good health.

Learn more about Arkansas Farm to You.
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Picky Eaters

Have you ever felt that food has become a source of tension between you and your child? It's easy to find yourself in this position. But remember, if you let meals become a battleground, you'll be at the losing end more often than your child. These tips will help parents of picky eaters find harmony at mealtime.

Learn more about finding harmony at mealtime.
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Health and Nutrition Information for Preschoolers

You are the most important influence on your child. You can do many things to help your children develop healthy eating habits for life. Help your preschooler eat well, be active, and be healthy. This website has resources for parents and caregivers of children 2 through 5 years of age.

Learn more about preschooler nutrition.
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Health and Nutrition Information for Children over Five

Even after their preschool years, your children will look to you when deciding what to eat. Cook together, eat together, talk together, and make mealtime family time! Offering a variety of foods helps children get the nutrients they need from every food group. When children develop a taste for many types of foods, it's easier to plan family meals. You can find additional child nutrition resources by clicking the link below.

Learn more about nutrition for elementary age children.


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