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The Role of Nutrition
Nutrition plays an important role in the life of a child because of the impact it can have on growth, development and the ability to learn. A child who does not receive proper nutrition will not achieve maximum physical and mental potential. Most individuals establish their food and exercise habits in their first 10 to 15 years of life, so it is important to introduce positive nutritional messages early. A child’s ability to choose a nutritious diet is not instinctive, but a skill that is learned from experience and their surrounding environment. Proper education and role models are critical.