Nutrition Concerns During Childhood: As parents it is our job to help our children develop healthy eating habits. Here are some tips to help during this process:
Nutrient Needs Of Children: Children need a variety of different foods.
1-2 YEAR OLDS
2-5 YEAR OLDS
1 CUP PER DAY
1-1/12 CUP PER DAY
|1 CUP PER DAY||1-2 CUPS PER DAY|
|GRAINS||2-3 OUNCES PER DAY|| |
3-5 OUNCES PER DAY
|PROTEIN FOODS||2 OUNCES EACH DAY||3-5 OUNCES PER DAY|
|DAIRY||2 CUPS EACH DAY||2 CUPS EACH DAY|
Malnutrition/Hunger: Approximately 13 million children in the U.S. experience hunger. When children are hungry they are more likely to be hospitalized and are more likely to suffer from conditions like anemia and asthma. They are also more likely to have problems in school. Programs like the WIC Program, National School Lunch Program, National School Breakfast Program and Summer Service Food Program were created to help children get the nutrition they need.
Overweight: Overweight and obesity problems can start in childhood. The number of overweight children and adolescents in the U.S. has doubled in the last two to three decades. This is accompanied by an increased risk of chronic diseases.
Lead Toxicity: Blood lead levels are usually checked around 1-2 years of age. Even though lead exposure has decreased dramatically, some children are still at risk. The source of most lead poisoning in children is dust and chips from deteriorating lead paint on interior surfaces. Lead poisoning can severely affect mental and physical development.
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