Healthy Eating in Children: Problems Caused by Poor Nutrition
British Columbia Specific Information
Healthy eating is important to your child’s growth and development. To learn about breastfeeding, formula feeding, your baby’s first foods, feeding your toddler, food allergies and food safety, visit our Healthy Eating Infants and Children web page. Canada’s Food Guide recommends a balanced diet that includes choosing a variety of different foods. For more information on choosing a balanced diet, visit Canada’s Food Guide.
Physical activity goes hand in hand with a balanced diet to provide a healthy lifestyle for your child. For information on physical activity guidelines for children, visit HealthLinkBC’s Physical Activity for Everyone webpage, the Canadian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines: For the Early Years (0-4 Years) or For Children and Youth.
You may also call 8-1-1 to speak to a registered dietitian, Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., or you can Email a HealthLinkBC Dietitian.
Adaptation Date: 1/19/2023
Adapted By: HealthLink BC
Adaptation Reviewed By: HealthLink BC