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There are many ways you can help children and their families get the care they need.
How much does my child need to eat?
School-aged children have a consistent but slow rate of growth, and usually eat four to five times a day, including snacks. A healthful after-school snack, in particular, is important, as it may contribute as much as one-third of your child's total calorie intake for the day.
Children this age can help your with meal planning and preparation.
What are some healthy after-school snacks?
What if my child has limited time for breakfast?
It's possible to have a fast, healthful and nutritious breakfast. Consider:
What does the USDA suggest for my pre-school aged child?
The USDA has recently revised its eating guidelines; the new focus is on variety, moderation, proportion size and gradual improvement in eating habits. The USDA's "My Pyramid" plan can be personalized based on your child's age, gender and activity level. Based on information you provide, "My Pyramid" recommends appropriate calories as well as fruit, vegetables, grain, meat/bean, milk and oil servings per day to ensure that your child gets adequate nutrition.
More information can be found at Mypyramid.gov.
We are grateful to have been ranked #1 on U.S. News & World Report's list of the best children's hospitals in the nation for the third year in a row, an honor we could not have achieved without the patients and families who inspire us to do our very best for them. Thanks to you, Boston Children's is a place where we can write the greatest children's stories ever told.”