Healthy For Life - Toddler Nutrition

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Healthy Toddler Nutrition: Vitamins and MinealsSource: Texas Heart Institute "Project Heart" Activities for the Classroom www. Texasheart. Org


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The most abundant mineral in your body.  Vital for building strong bones and teeth. Toddler food sources include dairy products and dark leafy greens.
  • 2. 
    Excessive loss of water from the body. Especially harmful condition in children.
  • 3. 
    An essential mineral because it works with the red blood cells to deliver oxygen to the tissues.Food sources include lean meat, chicken, raisins, leafy vegetables and fortified cereals.
  • 4. 
    Works with calcium to build strong teeth and bones.  Unprocessed foods including meat, chicken, eggs, and dairy products.
  • 5. 
    Helps prevent dental cavaties.
  • 6. 
    Mineral that is needed by every organ in the body. Important to heart, bone strength, and the production of proteins and energy.  Food sources include whole grains and fruits. 
  • 7. 
    The second most abundant trace mineral in the body.  It plays an important part in the immune system by protecting your child from infections and colds.  Food sources include red meat, chicken, whole grains and enriched cereals.
  • 8. 
    Helps the kidneys work properly, benefits the heart, digestive and muscular systems.  Food sources include fruits like bananas, potatoes, and milk
  • 9. 
    Food to which one or more ingredients have been added to increase its nutritional content.  Foods may be fortified to add a vital nutrient not usually found in that food.
  • 10. 
    For normal growth and development.  Especially important for the thyroid gland and hormone production .
  • 11. 
    A fat like substance present in the body cells that is needed for many essential processes. 
  • 12. 
    Fats that appear to lower LDL cholesterol levels and may help raise HDL cholesterol levels. Use plenty of these food sources: olive oil and canola oil.
  • 13. 
    Fats to be avoided.
  • 14. 
    Fats that seem to lower cholesterol levels.
  • 15. 
    Fats that appear to raise LDL cholesterol in the blood stream. Avoid eating foods with high levels.
  • 16. 
    Important for growth and repair of many tissues in the body.  Enhances the immune system.
  • 17. 
    Helps the body maintain calcium and phosphorous at healthy levels.
  • 18. 
    Helps with blood clotting.
  • 19. 
    Helps the body manufacture red blood cells and maintain a healthy digestive tract.  Sometimes called the "anti-stress" vitamin because it helps us cope with stressful conditions.
  • 20. 
    Especially important in maintaining healthy nerve cells.