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Why is eating a healthy, balanced diet so important to the body?

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Eating a healthy, balanced diet is an important part of maintaining good health, and can help you feel your best. This means eating a wide variety of foods in the right proportions, and consuming the right amount of food and drink to achieve and maintain a healthy body weight. By giving your child a healthy balanced diet, you are ensuring that they are getting all the essential vitamins, minerals and other nutrients that children need for healthy growth and development. Certain nutrients are required for a variety of reasons. Some nutrients worth noting are: This is just a small list of important nutrients and their uses in the body. You can see that children will need foods that give them all these nutrients for their growth and development. Calcium and Vitamin D: Essential for the normal growth and development of bones in children. Iron: Supports normal cognitive development in children. Vitamin D: Helps support the immune system. Omega-3 DHA supports normal brain function. This is just a small list of important nutrients and their uses in the body. You can see that children will need foods that give them all these nutrients for their growth and development.

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