Proper Nutrition During Childhood and Adolescence

Proper nutrition is very important during childhood and adolescence. Proper nutrition ensures that a child can be active and perform everyday activities without getting tired. Nutrition also has a direct affect on a child's growth. It is extremely important that a child develop healthy eating habits at this age.

Many studies point to the importance of a balanced breakfast that includes fruit, whole grains and dairy products.

It is important to limit a child's intake of high sodium snacks, encourage exercise and physical activities. Children should also learn to drink water instead of sweet drinks.

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