Are You Raising a Healthy, Active Child?

    We spoke with hundreds of parents about helping their children eat better and move more—and got a lot of great tips and ideas. We also heard a lot of myths about children’s eating and exercise habits. Answer these questions and bust a few myths!

    Get the Facts

  1. You’ve tried giving your child broccoli a few times and she just won’t eat it…

    Will you try offering it again?

    • No—she doesn’t like it, and I won’t force it.
    • Yes, I will try a dozen or so more times before giving up.
    • Yes, I will keep trying until she likes it.
  2. Your 3-year-old child has been running around all morning and is now asking for something to drink…

    Which drink do you pick?

    • 100% fruit juice
    • A mix of half juice and half water
    • Plain water
  3. You love playtime with your baby and want to make sure it’s also active time for her...

    Which activity will you add to playtime?

    • Tummy Time
    • Peek-a-Boo
    • Stretching on a Play Mat
  4. You are bottle-feeding your 5-month-old and worried about feeding him too much...

    How can you tell he’s full and it’s time to stop feeding?

    • He gets distracted or turns his head while feeding.
    • He pushes the bottle away.
    • He falls asleep.
  5. You want to make sure you’re starting your child on a healthy path for the rest of her life...

    When do you start thinking about obesity prevention?

    • 0 to 12 months old
    • 1 to 2 years old
    • 3 to 5 years old
  6. Great Job!

    Learn more about food and feeding, active time, and parenting below:

    Food & Feeding

    Good eating habits begin early.

    Physical Activity

    Even small children need to get moving.

    Tips for Parents

    Being a parent is an important job!

    Or, you can get quick tips to keep your child healthy.