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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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Healthy Children Radio: Healthy Food Choices during the School Year (Audio)

Starting your child's day with a healthy breakfast and packing a healthy lunch one that your child will actually eat can be tricky.