Healthy eating is essential to a child's well-being. Children who are overweight are at risk for chronic health problems. The Weight-control Information Network (WIN), a service of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), offers guidance to parents and caregivers on how to encourage healthy eating habits in children.
The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children, popularly known as WIC, promotes breastfeeding as the optimal infant feeding choice unless otherwise medically advised. Program administrators and health and nutrition coordinators may use this resource to identify state WIC leaders and breastfeeding coordinators.