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Nutrition Assessment for Infants and Toddlers

Nutrition Assessment for Infants and Toddlers

It is essential that even young children eat healthy and learn healthy eating habits, in order to

  • develop normally and reach their full growth potential

  • be healthy

  • avoid childhood health problems directly related to nutrition, such as iron-deficiency anemia, poor growth, obesity, and cavities

  • stay healthy into adulthood, by reducing the risk of chronic diseases such as high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes mellitus, osteoporosis, and some forms of cancer.

Answering the questions in this guide will help you learn more about healthy eating habits for your child.

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