Nutritional deficiencies can lead to a number of health problems in children. Proper nutrition begins with the foods you buy and continues at home in the way they are prepared and served. A child that gets a healthy start with good eating habits and nutritious foods can look forward to lifelong health. Young children need a variety of foods to build strong bodies and stay healthy. Food also supplies the energy that children need to grow and develop normally.
Eating right is also very important for children with acute and chronic illnesses.
The Children's Nutrition Center in the Division of Gastroenterology and Nutrition at Hopkins Children's provides nutrition care and education for both healthy and ill children.