A Healthy Diet Helps Children Growth and Early Learning

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Child Nutrition

A healthy diet helps children growth and early learning. Nutritional experiences in early life can have long-lasting consequences.
o Provide healthy nutritious food daily, such as fruits and vegetables. Be sensitive to when children are hungry and full, and serve age-appropriate portions to avoid overeating.
o Teach children to be aware of when they are full and to eat slowly.
o Make mealtime an enjoyable time free of stress and distractions.
o Provide the tools to make eating easy (e.g. age-appropriate utensils, sippy cups, high-chair
o Family meals are a comforting ritual for both parents and kids. Children like the predictability of family meals and parents get a chance to catch up with their kids.
o Limit the amount of screen time to 1-2 hours daily, and only for children over 2 years. Encourage children to be physically active.
Finally, one of the best ways for parents to encourage healthy eating is by being a good role model.

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