From Your Health Journal…..”This blog discusses on a regular basis the importance of eating healthy, and teaching youngsters how to incorporate a nutritious diet into their daily lives. Healthy eating is associated with reduced risk for many diseases, including several of the leading causes of death: heart disease, cancer, stroke and diabetes. So, it is important these types of health habits start at a young age, because most likely, they will carry over into adulthood. It is important that children do eat 5-8 servings per day of fruits and vegetables, as well as consuming whole grains – – while staying away from the heavily processed foods with ‘bad’ sugars or high in saturated fats. Great, informative article.”
From the article…..
Eating healthy is good for all humans – especially tiny ones.
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), healthy eating is associated with reduced risk for many diseases, including several of the leading causes of death: heart disease, cancer, stroke and diabetes.
Healthy eating in childhood and adolescence is important for proper growth and development and can prevent health problems such as obesity, dental caries, iron deficiency and osteoporosis.
The Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend a diet rich in fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and fat-free and low-fat dairy products for persons aged 2 years and older.
The guidelines also recommend that children, adolescents, and adults limit intake of solid fats (major sources of saturated and trans fatty acids), cholesterol, sodium, added sugars and refined grains.
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