Being healthy is extremely important to maintain a well balanced self. But sometimes we forget to make those healthy choices. First off, educating kids about good nutrition from an early age helps them create and maintain a well balanced, healthy life. You too, can be reminded of the healthy choices that you should be making as well as you teach. Teaching kids about nutrition at an early age also helps minimize the health concerns that are associated with a poor diet. Making these smart healthy choices everyday is very important to stay well, healthy, and happy!
Malnutrition is associated with over a third of children’s deaths and is the single most important risk factor in many diseases (see chart). A third of all children in the world are underweight or stunted (too short for their age), the classic symptoms of malnourishment.