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NutritionNutritionNutritionNEnglishNutritionChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)BodyNAConditions and diseasesCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2018-01-19T05:00:00Z000Landing PageLearning Hub<p>Learn what nutrition is optimal for your child from the time they are born to the time they are a teen. Learn about the different food groups and find information about the different nutrients that food contains.</p><p>Learn about the different food groups and find examples of serving sizes for each group. Find information about the different nutrients that food contains and how much of each you need every day in order to stay healthy. Finally learn what nutrition is optimal for your child from the time they are born, including when you can start introducing solids, to the time they are school-aged, a pre-teen and a teen.</p><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span><h2 class="panel-title">Nutrients and food groups</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>Use Canada’s Food Guide and other articles below to learn about the four food groups and how to get your child the vitamins and minerals they need from their food.</p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1436&language=English">Canada's Food Guide</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1437&language=English">Vegetables and fruit</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1438&language=English">Grain products</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1439&language=English">Milk and alternatives</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1440&language=English">Meat and alternatives</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1441&language=English">Other foods</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1443&language=English">Carbohydrate</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1444&language=English">Protein</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1445&language=English">Fat</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1454&language=English">Other ingredients</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1455&language=English">Food safety</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1442&language=English">Understanding food product labels</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1952&language=English">Nutrition labels: Finding out about the food you eat</a></li><li><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span><h3>Vitamins and minerals</h3></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1446&language=English">Vitamin B12</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1447&language=English">Vitamin D</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1448&language=English">Calcium</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1449&language=English">Folate</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1450&language=English">Iron</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1451&language=English">Magnesium</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1452&language=English">Zinc</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1453&language=English">Other vitamins and minerals</a></li></ol></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span><h2 class="panel-title">Nutrition for your baby</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>Read about the stages of your baby’s nutrition and how to safely feed your baby solids.</p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1456&language=English">Nutrition for your baby</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1457&language=English">Understanding your baby's feeding cues</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1458&language=English">Introducing new food textures to your baby</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1459&language=English">Pasteurized food and babies</a></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span><h2 class="panel-title">Nutrition for your toddler or preschooler</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>Discover ways of encouraging healthy eating with the help of meal plans and guidance on appetite slumps. Also find information on preventing choking in toddlers and preschoolers.</p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1460&language=English">Feeding your toddler or preschooler</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1461&language=English">Drinks for your toddler or preschooler</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1462&language=English">Food likes and dislikes</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1463&language=English">Preventing choking in toddlers and preschoolers</a></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span><h2 class="panel-title">Nutrition for your school-aged child, tween or teen</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>Support your child’s changing nutrition needs as they face changing activity levels, growth spurts, and influences from friends, family and media.</p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1464&language=English">School-aged child, tween and teen meal ideas</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1465&language=English">Involving kids in meal time tasks</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1466&language=English">Healthy food and drink choices outside the home</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1967&language=English">Vegetarian child</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1942&language=English">Fast foods: Better choices</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1992&language=English">Sports nutrition</a></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span><h2 class="panel-title">Health and wellness</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>Find out why vitamins and minerals are important in your child’s diet and how to make sure they are getting enough. Also discover what fibre, prebiotics, and probiotics do for the digestive system.</p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1970&language=English">Bone health: The role of calcium and vitamin D </a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1943&language=English">Fat in children's food: What you need to know</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1978&language=English">Finding and keeping a healthy body weight</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=964&language=English">Higher fibre diet</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1916&language=English">Iron: Guidelines to improve your child's intake</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1990&language=English">Prebiotics and probiotics</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1965&language=English">Soy foods in your diet</a></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span><h2 class="panel-title">Food allergies and sensitivities</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>Find out how to manage the most common food allergies and sensitivities and when to get your child tested.</p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=806&language=English">Egg allergy</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=807&language=English">Fish allergy</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=808&language=English">Milk allergy</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=809&language=English">Peanut allergy</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=810&language=English">Seafood allergy</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=811&language=English">Sesame seed allergy</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=805&language=English">Soy allergy</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=812&language=English">Tree nut allergy</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=813&language=English">Wheat allergy</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1993&language=English">Sulphite sensitivity</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1944&language=English">Food allergies and travelling</a></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span><h2 class="panel-title">Food safety</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>Learn about some of the infections and diseases caused by food poisoning and how handwashing and handling and storing food properly can help you prevent them.</p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=934&language=English">Diarrhea-associated hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS)</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1914&language=English">Food poisoning: Protecting your family </a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=509&language=English">Gastrointestinal infections in babies</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1981&language=English">Handwashing</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=907&language=English">Viral gastroenteritis (stomach flu)</a></li><li><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span><h3>Symptoms of food poisoning</h3></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=4&language=English">Abnormal-looking stool</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=776&language=English">Dehydration</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=7&language=English">Diarrhea</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=746&language=English">Vomiting</a></li></ol></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span><h2 class="panel-title">Pregnancy and nutrition</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>Good nutrition is important for gaining the recommended amount of pregnancy weight, supporting fecal development and reducing the risk of complications during pregnancy and birth.</p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1989&language=English">Nutrition before pregnancy and during pregnancy</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1991&language=English">Pregnancy nutrition: How to ease digestive discomfort through diet</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1980&language=English">Food safety during pregnancy</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=361&language=English">Diabetes and pregnancy</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=362&language=English">Eating disorders and pregnancy</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=365&language=English">Phenylketonuria (PKU) and pregnancy</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=857&language=English">Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD)</a></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span><h2 class="panel-title">Digestive system</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>Learn about the roles of each part of the digestive system, and what good and bad bacteria do for the gut.</p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1467&language=English">GI tract</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1468&language=English">Liver, gallbladder and pancreas</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1469&language=English">Gut flora</a></li></ol></div>https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/nutrition_learning_hub.jpgnutrition

 

 

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