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The school stage of 6 to 10 years is the slowest growth period in childhood and precedes the 'Pubertal Stretch'. At this stage they can grow from 5 to 6 cm and gain 3 kg annually. The energy they need to ingest varies from 1500 - 1700 kcal per day, adjusting to the age, height and low growth of this stage.
Therefore, the food that we give them at this stage, will be rich in vitamins and minerals. This is why fruits, vegetables and unprocessed foods will be our best allies. How our children consume it is very important. Raw and shelled fruits will always be better.
The school stage is characterized by a high demand for brain activityFor this we must deliver the necessary energy to our brain for its optimal functioning. A breakfast rich in fruits, nuts, dairy and cereals, is an ideal breakfast to fulfill this function.
Let's reinforce healthy eating habits from a young age, that will help us avoid future chronic diseases derived from overweight or obesity. Let us train healthy and happy children!
Menu prepared by Danay Ahumada, Nutritionist.
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