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Tasty Food for Kids

We think about food, water and shelter for wildlife, and when we host birds or butterflies, we plan how to keep our little friends healthy and happy. Here's a question: do you think about how children need quality food, water and shelter to make them healthy and happy? Here are a few ideas...

Sandwich Art:

Cooking with Kids:

Connie Evers helps us understand the real facts about nutrition for kids. Her free newsletter or parents and food preparers such as school cafeteria staffers is "Feeding Kids Newsletter". It is well worth subscribing to. Check out some of her articles on her website at

Connie says...

Rising obesity rates in America have resulted in a misguided attempt to restrict children's caloric intake. We should instead focus on building positive and healthy environments for children and focus on the roles and responsibilities of families, schools, the food industry, health professionals, media, and legislators. Offering children mostly healthful food choices at schools, restaurants, and at home, celebrating family meals, and providing plenty of opportunity for play and activity are positive steps we can take for our kids.

Two positive tools that you can find on the website:

Nutrition for Your Child: Ten Steps to a Healthy Weight

30 Ways You Can Promote a Positive Nutrition Culture

For more articles about NATURE & KIDS

Young Birders Get Serious About Birding Fun
The Squirrel Family 0 Backyard Nature Safari
Hamsters are rodents and cuddly pets
Kids Learning Links
Buddy's Diner (for the birds)
Bird Profiles for Young Naturalists