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The specific nutritional choices you and your youngster make are crucial. Good nutrition is essential to good health and the American Academy of Pediatrics encourages parents to think of their nutritional decisions as health decisions.

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Snacks & Sugary Foods in School – AAP Policy Explained

More than 55 million children and teens attend the nation's public schools—and eat about 35 to 40 percent of their daily calories there. It's really important that those calories be healthy ones—especially since a third of the calories kids eat these days aren't healthy ones. If we can make the food they eat at school healthier, it could make all the difference.