Nutrition

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Your child needs to eat well-balanced meals and snacks every day to grow healthy and strong.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) offers these 10 tips for setting good nutrition examples.

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Source: Allina Health's Patient Education Department, Guide for the Care of Children: Ages Birth to 5 Years Old, fifth edition. To avoid awkward sentences, instead of referring to your child as "he/she" or "him/her," this guide will alternate between "he" or she" and "him" or "her."
Reviewed By: Allina Health's Patient Education Department experts, including the Pediatric Department of Allina Health Coon Rapids Clinic
First Published: 02/01/2010
Last Reviewed: 01/01/2016