American Heart Association Great tips for eating out in different fast food and ethnic restaurants, organized by type of restaurant.
Two Angry Moms Go to the site’s learning center for basic information about what is good school food and snacks. The best place to get involved if you want to change the lunch available in your school.
Beautifull San Francisco-local source of excellent quality take-out food.
Children’s Hospital Boston The site to look up if you suspect your child may be overweight. You can immediately find advice on what is low glycemic index food and how it helps your child to obtain healthier weight. Find a link to a book written by the director of the Optimal Weight for Life program David Ludwig MD PhD with detailed description of a nine-week program for the clinic’s patients to change life style and diet. The book is built on real-life examples and discusses ways to successfully sustain a nourishing and healthy diet for your child.
Cookie magazine: 30 days of new A report of an interesting experiment: A mother sets out to offer something new for her children every day for 30 days. Look at the recipes to find motivation and a new ingredient for your child’s dinner.
Cookie Magazine Browse the archives, 30 days of healthy lunch ideas is my favorite.
Eat This Not That If you buy a lot of your food in boxes (in the grocery store) the books in this series (the kids and the grocery store versions) is a good start to look at for better processed food choices. Once you get the hang of upgrading though, you will not need the books. It needs numerous clicks to navigate to an article on the site.
Edible Schoolyard A beautiful website about a school garden and healthy food in the school. Check out the resources link for designing your own initiative for your school.
Family Dinner game If you struggle with the family dynamics at meals this game or the approach it represents might come to your rescue.
Farm Fresh To You One local example (San Francisco Bay Area) of Community Supported Agriculture, that is fresh fruits and vegetables from the local farm to you directly.
Feeding Your Kids That's here! If you have a problem with a specific area of feeding your children you can browse resources at this site.
Fooducate Best current information to help you make sense of labels (do not trust any claims on boxes!) and nutrition research, with help as to what to do with the information in the grocery store. Great i-phone tool for choosing better in the store.
Healthy Dining Finder Going out or takeout? Enter your zip code and find a better option in your neighborhood.
Healthy Pantry This blog has great ideas about healthy real cooking and how to overcome the convenience trap of processed food. Store sells food kits great if you are beginning your journey of cooking healthier food for your children.
Healthy Recipes for Kids Good resource for basic recipes. Particularly like the breakfast section.
Jamie’s Learn to Cook in 24 Hours Jamie Oliver’s videos on the web will teach you basic techniques to prepare your meals out of scratch. I even found the scrambled egg video useful.
Kulinary Kidz Browse this site for kids recipe ideas. The banana rocket (for breakfast) also shows off a great trick of “naming” your food in creative ways.
Local Harvest Find your CSA or closest farmers market!
The LunchBox - Healthy Tools To Help All Schools Take a look at The LunchBox team's thoughts on school food and the latest school food news. It's a fantastic resource for schools and parents!
Nourish Interactive Tested best food related interactive games and learning. Blog will keep parents current on what is happening on the nutrition field.
Petit Appétit Fresh and healthy foods starting with your baby. Look at a processed food in the store and recreate a healthy version at home. Best first year birthday (carrot) cake you can find.
Real Food MomsThe book Simple Food for Busy Families describes the best approach I have seen so far about how to cook from ingredients you have or can obtain, rather than buying the box with the picture in the grocery store (they call it mix and match, I call it building blocks). If you are at the point of willing to experiment with a new grain or ingredient (amaranth for breakfast?) and wonder how to balance your meal (I have cabbage and leek;, what soup or pasta can I prepare using these and have a balanced meal?), this is great. Also very good advice on label reading and the specific imbalances and health problems of your child eating the Standard American Diet SAD, as they call it.
School Assessment Wellness Across America provides a resource for schools and parents for small lifestyle changes including eating and feeding.
Sneaky Chef If your children plain refuse to eat any vegetable, go to this site and learn how to puree vegetables and include them in every food you serve. Website has free recipes.
The Busy Family Cookbook If you want to cook only once and serve a baby a toddler and an adult, look at this book.
The Fussy Eaters Recipe Book Great source of recipes categorized by what they won’t eat as well as advice on allergies. Website with lots of information.
The Simple Dollar Did you need to reduce your budget for food lately? This frugal site has a lot of food related advice for coming in under budget for the two children and their parents.
The World's Healthiest Foods Great slideshow cooking demos and recipes searchable by ingredient. Nutritional information explained.