Toddler Nutrients By: Tamia Roberson

Toddler Nutrient needs:


Calcium is essential in helping to build a child's healthy bones and teeth such as vitamin c and vitamin A. Iron is necessary for a child to build healthy blood that carries oxygen to cells all over the body. Protein helps a child's body build cells and break down food into energy and fight off infections. Carbohydrates ae actually the body most important source of energy which helps a child's body to use fat and protein for building and repairing tissue. Fats are easily stored in child's body.

Calories a toddler needs:


After the babies first year , growth shows down by about 30 percent , and so many appetite. Infants need about 35 to 50 calories per pound while toddlers require 35 to 40 calories per pound. Children 1 to 7 years old require 75 to 90 calories per kilogram , or about 34 to 41 calories per pound of body weight each day. Children 1 to 3 should consume 45 to 65 percent of their calories from carbohydrates, 5 to 20 percent from their protein and 30 to 40 percent of their calories from fat.

Toddlers health concerns:


Allergies: Occurs when the child's immune system reacts to substances in the environment that are harmless to most people. Asthma affects 1 in 5 Australian children. Bladder infection is more common to girls than boys. The toddler use the restroom more often which causes irritation. Vomitng and diarrhea is an illness that is more common in toddler because they put everything in their mouth which causes the symptoms.

Toddlers are most likely to suffer these symptoms and go through changes because they are trying to get to know things and how things work especially when their brain is still developing and their eye vision is changing from black ad white to colors. Toddlers suffer more symptoms and are at risk of things more than a teenager.

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