Healthy eating is associated with reduced risk for many diseases, including several of the leading causes of death: heart disease, cancer, stroke and diabetes.
Healthy eating in childhood and adolescence is important for proper growth and development and can prevent health problems such as obesity, dental cavities, iron deficiency and osteoporosis.
Benefits of healthy eating:
Proper nutrition promotes the optimal growth and development of children.
Healthy eating helps prevent high cholesterol and high blood pressure and helps reduce the risk of developing chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease, cancer and diabetes.
Healthy eating helps reduce the risk for developing obesity, osteoporosis, iron deficiency and dental cavities.