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Normal Growth and Development

Normal Growth and Development | Functions and Sources

What food source is the nutrient found in?

Good nutrition is essential to normal growth and development. Getting enough calories, protein, vitamins and minerals is necessary. A healthy diet supports growth and development. Each day, the diet should include:

  • 6 to 11 servings of grains
  • 2 to 4 servings of fruit
  • 3 to 5 servings of vegetables
  • 2 to 4 servings of milk and milk substitutes
  • 2 to 3 servings of meat and protein substitutes
  • Portion sizes will vary depending on age, rate of growth and energy needs. Optimal nutrition can be received in 3 meals and several snacks.

    How does the nutrient affect the body?

    Food is energy. It is needed for activity and to develop new body tissues as a child grows. Protein and fat are converted into body tissues as a child grows. Minerals are also components of body tissues. Vitamins and minerals are also used to make new body tissues.


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    Author: Clare Armstrong, MS, RD
    Reviewer: Brenda Broussard, RD, CDE
    Date Reviewed: 02/21/00



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