Guide to Childhood Nutrition
Childhood Nutrition Guide
By Brenda Snow
It can seem like a daunting battle to encourage kids to eat a healthy, balanced diet. That battle can ultimately lead to caving in on what kids eat out of convenience, a lack of understanding about children’s nutritional needs, or simply frustration.
As a result, the majority of children consume too much of the bad like saturated fat, and not enough of the good like fruits and vegetables.
Childhood obesity has more than doubled in the past two decades. It’s also led to an increase in type 2 diabetes among children, and it can lead to lifestyle consequences, such as kids feeling abnormally tired, which impacts school performance.
Understanding what the nutritional guidelines are for children can help families as they work to make better food choices and teach healthy habits that will ultimately last a lifetime.
There are specific nutritional guidelines not just for children in general, but also based on considerations like age and gender.
I hope this guide can help raise awareness about the importance of child nutrition. I hope it can help parents encourage their children to make healthy, informed choices when it comes to food and drink. I believe all children deserve the chance to live a long, happy, and healthy life.
Since nutrition is such a vital part of happiness and longevity, I want to do my part to help children achieve and maintain good health. And if you’re passionate about health and nutrition, I encourage you to share that passion with the children in your life. Together, we can help them live the long, fulfilling lives they deserve.