COLUMBUS, OH--(Marketwire - Sep 10, 2012) - The dietary needs of growing children change as their bodies develop. For this reason, notes an article in The Huffington Post, it is important that parents are aware of the vitamins and nutrients that their children need at each stage of development. Nature's One, the leader in organic pediatric nutrition is helping parents make sure their children are receiving the right nutrition throughout these stages of growth.
According to the article, infants and toddlers need a great deal of calories, fats, and proteins. Fat, in particular, is integral in the development of the brain. In addition to supporting brain growth, these nutrients sustain the physical development of a child.
Once the child turns two years old, the need for a high percentage of fat is diminished. Toddlers still need a good source of fat in their daily diets, but parents are encouraged to avoid too many fatty foods and snacks and to limit their consumption. Additionally, it is recommended that toddlers secure their proteins from lean food items. The article offers fish, dried beans, low fat dairy products, and chicken as examples of such proteins. Furthermore, it asserts, "a broad variety of vegetables, fruits and whole grains, should become staples with most meals."
Once children grow into adolescence their nutritional needs spike because the dramatic growth spurts that typically occurs during this time must be supported by extra healthy eating and physical activity.
Nature's One agrees that parents should remain vigilant regarding their children's dietary needs--and understand how these needs will change from one phase of development to the next.
"You may be surprised to know that kids' nutritional needs actually increase as they get older assuming they are getting an appropriate amount of physical activity," says Nature's One Director of Nutrition Services Diane Wilson. "For example, by the time your child reaches puberty, his or her nutritional needs are at the highest they've been since he or she was a baby. Kids need proper nutrition and physical activity to maximize their potential."
To assist parents in providing for the dietary needs of their children, Nature's One has pioneered the organic pediatric nutrition industry. With a line of organic, trusted products, the company supplies parents with items that support the growth and development of their kids by providing the nutrients and other substances that they need at each stage in their young lives.
Founded in 1997, Nature's One is a leader in the organic pediatric nutrition industry. Highly regarded for its Baby's Only Organic® Formulas, Baby's Only Essentials® Supplements, PediaSmart® Organic Complete Nutrition Beverages, and PediaVance® Organic Electrolyte Solution brands, Nature's One has spent over 15 years dedicating its resources to the research, development, and production of high quality nutritional solutions for infants and children.