Kids Eat Right 2017-04-05T15:52:21+00:00

Kids Eat Right

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation is committed to promoting a healthy today and tomorrow for our children. Public education through foundation, community and corporate partners is the first step.

The Kids Eat Right campaign was launched to support public education projects and programs that address the national health concern of obesity among our children.

Additional Kids Eat Right Websites:

  • For Parents: Part of eatright.org, the Kids Eat Right section has healthy eating tips and news for kids of every age.
  • For Professionals: Downloadable toolkits with PowerPoint presentations, leader notes and handouts are available for professionals. Free educational webinars are also available.

More Information About Kids Eat Right Logo

A visual summarization of the Kids Eat Right campaign, including its purpose, resources and major accomplishments. View the infographic.
The Foundation has created feee webinars to educate Academy members, as well as members of the public, on the vital role that RDNs have in nutrition education. View the webinars.
Thank you for your interest in the Kids Eat Right initiative. Tools and resources, including downloadable toolkits and tip sheets, are available for those interested in taking action. View the tools and resources.
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation has twice fielded a survey to investigate current beliefs and habits among U.S. families and children surrounding nutrition and physical activity. The State of Family Nutrition and Physical Activity Report reveals the current realities of kids’ and families’ eating and activity behaviors in the US and is based on a survey conducted in February 2010.

Online Screening Tool

The Family Nutrition and Physical Activity Online Screening Tool is a tool developed as a result of an ongoing research partnership of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and its Foundation with Iowa State University. The instrument includes items that evaluate family policies and environments that influence children’s physical activity, diet and sedentary behavior and can predict potential adverse changes in a child’s risk for overweight.

Meet the Challenge!

Four Kids Eat Right Campaign Members in Iowa are serving as RD Coaches for the Meet the Challenge! project. Meet the Challenge! is a collaborative project between the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation and the Iowa Department of Education with funding from an Iowa Department of Education Team Nutrition grant and an educational grant from the Wellmark Foundation. The RD Coaches are assisting nearly 70 schools in Iowa to meet the Healthier US School Challenge (HUSSC) criteria and to apply for an award. Learn about Meet the Challenge!

The online resource provides an evidence-based checklist that allows users to design, modify or compare nutrition education program quality indicators. Learn about GENIE.

  • Healthy Children Website
    The American Academy of Pediatrics’ consumer oriented website, HealthyChildren.org is the only parenting website backed by 60,000 pediatricians committed to the attainment of optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults.

What’s New
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation Kids Eat Right aims to provide many new resources to assist members in working with schools and communities to help kids eat better and move more.