ENCOURAGE A HEALTHY FUTURE℠
Proper nutrition starts with the same fundamentals as it does for adults by ensuring children get the right amounts of vitamins, minerals, protein, fat, and carbohydrates, the only difference is that children need lower amounts based on age.
Follow this link to the Mayo Clinic that provides 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans for various ages to utilize as a guide. Again, this is a guide, but demonstrates calorie content, as well as providing the right level of proteins, fruits, vegetables, grains, and dairy.
It is never too early to teach children the importance of proper nutrition. Whether it is in the kitchen, on the field of play, or at the grocery store, take the opportunity to involve your children in making healthier choices.
Below are some Nutrition Tips to help you along the way:
HEALTHY FOOD CAN BE FUN
Get kiddos involved in the kitchen, cooking, exploring, and learning. Let them be the chef (with age appropriate recipes), let them be your assistant, give them the freedom to explore.