Is Your Child Fueled?

Food Plan For Health

Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends healthy eating for children and adults.

Healthy Eating

This diet includes fruits, vegetables, whole grains, fat-free and low-fat dairy, protein, and oils.

Calorie Restriction

These guidelines also advise limiting solid fats (primary sources of saturated and trans fatty acids), added sweets, and sodium (salt) intake.

Figures On Obesity

There's little evidence that these nutritional standards are followed. In the US, 100.1 million (41.9%) adults and 14.7 million (19.7%) children are obese, according to the CDC.

 Health Guidelines

These results show that most kids and teens don't follow DGA feeding guidelines.

What's Malnutrition?

Malnutrition harms children and the global economy. Malnutrition is "deficiencies or excesses in nutrient intake, imbalance of essential nutrients, or impaired nutrient utilization" according to the WHO.

Malnutrition/UnderNutrition

Many people use "malnutrition" and "undernutrition" interchangeably, but they are different. However, malnutrition includes undernutrition.

Undernutrition Risks

Energy consumption is the main cause of undernutrition, regardless of other nutrients.

Stunting

Chronic or recurring undernutrition in gestation and early childhood causes stunting. Low height-for-age indicates inadequate growth and development.

The Effects Of Stunting

Due to limited education and learning issues, stunted children earn less as adults. Paradoxically, they are more likely to be overweight and obese than normal-height youngsters.