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gradeschool: 5-12 yrs.

Nutrition is important to normal growth processes, and thus you should make an effort to ensure that your child con­sumes a well-balanced diet. Your child's need for calories rises during times of rapid growth, gradually increasing as she moves through middle childhood into puberty.

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Monitoring What Your Child Eats

In general, it is the parents' job to monitor what their child eats, while the child is in the best position to decide how much to eat. Here are some suggestions for monitoring your child's nutrition.

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