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Nutrition and Children

Each child has their own personality. Most children go through periods during which they find it hard to enjoy a variety of nutritious foods. Some even categorically refuse to eat foods that they used to like. As parents and educators, you undoubtedly have many questions about what children should eat.

As children grow older, their eating behaviors change and they tend to imitate their peers. Moreover, since they often eat outside the home, they must have access to good meals and healthful snacks so that they can develop optimally and acquire the best possible resistance to infection. Certain nutrients, such as iron and calcium, must be monitored closely in children’s diets, so that children get foods that provide them with the recommended intakes. This section provides tips on serving size and the quantities consumed by children.

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