One of the best things you can do to ensure that your child remains happy and healthy is to make sure that they are well nourished. Children who experience irregular or disrupted eating patterns may have an increased risk for lower dietary quality and under-nutrition. This can negatively affect overall health, cognitive development, and even school performance. Healthy eating habits can help prevent obesity, high cholesterol, high blood pressure and reduce the risk of developing chronic conditions such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, and diabetes. This is why it is extremely important to help children establish healthy eating habits early and teach them to make healthy decisions later in life.
Learn more information about the ways in which nutrition can affect the health and development of your child by visiting the following pages:
For additional resources about pediatric nutrition, explore these websites:
HealthyChildren.org (a resource from the American Academy of Pediatrics)
Nutrition4Kids.com (a website operated by local nutritionists)