Food & Healthy Eating – Children and youth

Making sure your child or teen gets enough nutrition can be hard.

As a parent or caregiver, it is important to role model healthy eating habits and ensure nutritious foods are offered to your child as much as possible.

Offering a variety of foods from Canada’s Food Guide throughout the day can help ensure your child or teen is getting the nutrition he/she needs to grow well.

Children and youth are going through many changes. They are growing quickly and need to eat frequent and nutritious meals. They may also be picky about the foods they eat or have certain likes and dislikes. As they get older, they may start eating away from home more often with their friends. Eating well can be difficult at any age but it isn’t impossible. Check out these ideas for your children and family:


This item was last modified on February 11, 2019