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Children and nutrition
Jennifer Shirland
PSY 104
Instructor Malphus
June 13, 2011


OUTLINE

Describe the importance of nutrition during the infancy and Toddler-hood period.

' Infancy -
' Toddler-hood

Pediatric recommendations regarding: early feeding and the introduction to cow's milk and solid foods.

Early feedings

Intro to cow's milk

Intro solids

Dangers of malnutrition


Cite factors that contribute to obesity in later life


Nutrition is such an important factor in the development of a healthy child. Evidence shows that infancy, toddler years, and early childhood (ages 0-6) are the most important developmental stages for establishing healthy eating and exercise patterns. These patterns can provide optimal growth and cognitive development as well as prevent obesity and nutrition related diseases. If children do not eat the appropriate nutrients and engage in physical activities during these early years, by the time they start school, they may already show signs of cognitive impairment and be at risk for obesity.

Breast milk, and even formula, contains the proper combination of essential nutrients to sustain a baby's healthy growth and development. Science now tells us that solid foods should not replace breast milk or formula too early. Introducing solid foods early will deprive a baby of the science now tells us that solid foods should not replace breast milk or formula too early. Introducing solid foods early will deprive a baby of these crucial nutrients and also replace the amounts of breast milk or formula a baby needs.ese crucial nutrients and also replace the amounts ...

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