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Good nutrition is important for our growth and development.
Healthy eating can help children and youth:
Children and youth with mental health challenges and disorders may face unique obstacles to healthy eating. For example, some medications may impact your child's appetite and eating habits. It is important to help children and youth develop healthy relationships with food and to decrease any stress and anxiety related to food, as this will greatly benefit their future health and well-being.
The Kelty Centre has developed resources and tools to help your family eat nutritiously, and enjoy healthy relationships with food. These include an interactive healthy eating activity (see below), our Health Living Toolkits for Professionals and Families, and additional recommended resources (see below).
Should kids have to finish their vegetables before they get dessert? Does eating after 8pm cause weight gain?
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