Providing the best nutrition for your child starts with choosing healthy foods.

When you create healthy eating habits for your children at a young age, it can reinforce smart nutritional choices as they grow older. So it's important to start early. Kids with a well-balanced diet are more attentive in school, have an easier time with physical activities and have more energy overall. The first step is to take a look at the nutrition facts labels to determine the amount of nutrients in the foods you purchase.

Select fresh, wholesome foods and read labels in order to help make healthy and nutrient dense choices. Here’s a quick guide to some of the nutrients your child needs, where they can get them and why they’re an essential part of a healthy life: