Essential Nutrients for Children

The Right Nutrition at the Right Age

As adults, we likely know what foods and nutrients we should put in our bodies — but do those same rules also apply to kids? According to the Mayo Clinic, nutrition for kids is based on the same principles as nutrition for adults. Everyone needs the same types of nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, protein and fat. But how much of these nutrients do kids need at age 3? What about at age 13? Read on to make sure you know what nutrition your child needs to be healthy and happy!

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August 20, 2015

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August 20, 2015