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Nutrition Vital for Children

Nutrition Vital for Children

Nutrition plays an important role right from infancy through childhood because it lays down the foundation for a healthy body and mind. Lack of adequate nutrition, skipping breakfast, or a low protein in take in children can affect learning, performance in school and physical health. In the growing years nutrients are used to the maximum and therefore it is essential to take in the right kind of foods. Undernourished children are more likely to catch infections, in addition, healthy eating habits instilled early in childhood are valued life long.

To ensure all dietary needs are fulfilled, one can use the food pyramid as a guideline. The food pyramid remains the same as for adults, except that the food quantities are lower.