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Eating healthy is an important part of a healthy lifestyle and is something that should be taught to children at a young age.
Mealtime with a toddler can be challenging, because children at this age are striving for independence and control. It's best to provide structure and set limits.
Preschool children are still developing their eating habits and need encouragement to eat healthy meals and snacks.
Eating healthy after-school snacks is important at this age, as these snacks may contribute up to one-third of the total calorie intake for the day.
You may think of heart disease as a problem for adults, not your young children. But diet and exercise habits started in childhood can begin a lifetime of heart health, or a lifetime of heart damage.
Encourage your teen to eat three balanced meals a day, with fruits or vegetables as snacks.
During the grade-school years, your child should gain four to seven pounds a year. Talk with your child's health care provider if you have concerns about your child's weight.
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