Even young children can learn that nutritious foods and lots of exercise are important for growth and health. I Am Growing suggests many ways to convey this important message to children.

Parents and caregivers often complain about fussy eaters or children who want too much of one food. You can be a huge help in shaping children's eating habits by giving positive messages about foods and providing encouragement to try new foods during meals and snacks.

Often, children in groups are much more willing to taste new foods than at home. And remember, children should be seeing you eat nutritious foods like vegetables and fruits.