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How Is Nutrition associated with Toddler's development
Toddlerhood represents striking changes in children’s development. It is a period of a time of rapid cognitive, social-emotional, and physical development. Changing nutritional needs accompany these developmental milestones and the toddler’s diet has an impact in establishing food preferences and healthy eating behaviors. Learn about nutritional landscape & dietary patters in toddlers as well as effect of nutrition on toddler’s growth and development
Nutrition during early years has a significant effect on the normal growth and development of the brain, and functioning of the immune system. The brain has a central role in supporting toddlers’ developmental progress in movements, vision, language skills or cognition. Adequate nutrition has a significant effect on brain growth and development during early years, influencing the developmental progress of toddlers.
Additionally, proper nutrition during toddlerhood, with adequate levels of nutrients that contribute to the normal function of the immune system, such as vitamins A,C, D, iron, zinc is key at this stage of life once immune system is undergoing through significant maturation.