During the formative years of your child's life - particularly from birth through to puberty - it is important to keep an eye on their growth. Their nutritional needs and portions sizes will change according to their age and development curve.
It is important to maintain a healthy diet throughout your life, but for children it is essential for their normal growth and development.
As long as children eat a varied diet, they should not need supplements. However, if they are fussy eaters they may get insufficient amounts of the following vitamins and minerals.
The below table shows the recommended amounts of energy in calories that boys and girls in different age groups should be getting from food each day.
Encouraging good eating habits in your children significantly contributes to keeping them healthy and will help them maintain the right weight throughout childhood and into adulthood.
Children's growth should be tracked to make sure they are eating enough. A balanced diet with the appropriate amount of food enables children to grow and develop properly. It also helps keep them healthy and happy.
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