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"Kids love to snack, and the good news is that snacking is important to a child's well being.
Children are growing and developing rapidly. Active children have an increased need for energy as well as other essential nutrients, but they have small stomachs. They need to eat a lot, but have difficulty eating a lot at one time ... Here are some quick and easy snack ideas for you to try. Enjoy!
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My son is only nine and weighs about 109 pounds. He is about 4 foot 2 inches tall. I am worried. Should I put him on a diet?
Let him eat what the rest of the family eats, only don't let him "pig out." For snacks limit them to fresh fruit and veggies. Also make sure he does plenty of active play, instead of watching TV, playing video games, etc. I have a grandson that was overweight in elementary school, but when he reached middle school age, he went on a growth spurt and at that time his weight matched his height. He is a sophomore now and is 6'3" and isn't at all overweight, with a 34-36 inch waist.