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YOUR CHILD’S DIET

Providing the best nutrition for your child starts with choosing healthy foods.

When you build healthy eating habits for your children at a young age, it can reinforce smart nutritional choices as they grow older. So it's important to start early. A well-balanced diet will provide all the energy, protein, fat, carbohydrates, fiber, vitamins and minerals that your child needs to grow and stay well. One important step is to take a look at the nutrition information panel to determine the amount of nutrients in the foods you purchase.

Select fresh, wholesome foods and read labels of canned and packaged foods in order to help make healthy and nutrient-dense choices. Here’s a quick guide to some of the nutrients your child needs, where he or she can get them and why they’re an essential part of a healthy life:

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Information provided is for general background purposes and is not intended as a substitute for medical diagnosis or treatment by a trained professional. You should always consult your physician about any healthcare questions you may have, especially before trying a new medication, diet, fitness program, or approach to healthcare issues.
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