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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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Understanding Your Child's Appetite

Some parents worry that throughout the school age years, there seems to be no rhyme or reason to their children’s appetite. One day, they may eat everything in sight, while on other days, they might turn into a finicky eater.