Week 2 Individual Project 1
Deliverable length: 200 – 250 words
The development of healthy eating habits in a child can often be challenging. To provide all the needed nutrients, a child’s meals and snacks should include a variety of foods from each food group—in amounts suited to the child’s appetite and needs. Children (K – 8) can’t always be trusted to choose nutritious foods on the basis of taste alone. Since the preference for sweets is innate, children naturally gravitate towards candy, cola, and other concentrated sweets. Therefore it brings a challenge to deliver nutrients in the form of meals and snacks that are both nutritious and appealing so that children will learn to enjoy a variety of nutritious foods.
For this assignment: Write a report explaining the possible consequences from consuming inadequate amounts of fiber, vitamins, minerals, and fats in a child’s diet. Also include an explanation of how these health-related issues can be partially prevented through your newly implemented menu.
Use academic and professional sources to support your response. All references should be documented in APA format.
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