New Website for Children’s/Teens Nutrition

The American Dietetic Association ( has recently launched a new website for children’s nutrition. This site has been developed and put together by dietitians and contains reliable, scientifically-based, up-to-date information about nutrition for children, adolescents and teenagers.

I’ve had a look at the site, and I would definitely recommend it for parents, as it provides a wealth of tips, recipes and other relevant information that parents might find helpful in feeding healthy children. Here is a link to the site:
Some of my favorite elements of the website include:
  • The article of the week–on the homepage of the site there is a weekly article featured. This week, the article is Teen Nutrition for Fall Sports (click the link to view the article). It gives great advice for parents in helping their active teens get the energy and nutrients their bodies need for optimal performance. There are also many other articles dealing with a range of children’s and teens nutrition.
  • The recipe of the week–on the homepage you will find a featured recipe of the week, along with many other healthy recipes that provide good balance and nutrition for families. The recipe this week is Sweet Potato Latkes (click the link), which are like potato cakes. Some of the other recipes include: broccoli salad, whole wheat date bars, Polynesian shrimp tacos, rainbow penne pasta and many others. The nutritional information for each recipe is provided.
  • The featured video–on the homepage you’ll find a featured video. The video for this week is Pointers for Picky Eaters (click the link). If you have children who are picky eaters, this video gives some great strategies for getting them to try new foods.
Apart from this, the website contains various other features that you might find helpful. It provides specific information and tips for various ages groups, including: babies, toddlers, pre-schoolers, grade-schoolers and teens. The site provides information on cooking, eating out, nutrition guidelines, food labelling and so many other helpful topics.
I hope you’ll take advantage of this free resource in assisting with family meal planning and children’s nutrition. Take a look and see what you think!
Rachel Cope MPH, RC, CD