Eat - School Age/Teens

Family eating

From 5 to 18, most school-age children become increasingly willing to explore, prepare and try a wide variety of foods. They also may become more interested in helping with grocery shopping, meal planning, and food preparation. Find tips and suggestions for helping your children—from kindergarten into their teen years-- enjoy eating and preparing healthy foods to fuel not only their growth needs, but also their energy needs for keeping up with friends, extra-curricular activities and homework!

 

  • Iron

    A lack of iron in the diet can result in the development of iron deficiency anemia. The greatest need for iron is during growth phases, such as adolescence, or periods of blood loss.

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