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Diet and good health

Diet and good health


A well-balanced diet is appropriate for a person of any age. A healthy diet is especially important for children since a variety of food is needed for proper development. Other elements of good health include exercise, rest and avoidance of stimulants such as sugar and caffeine.

Review Date 9/21/2011

Updated by: David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc; Neil K. Kaneshiro, MD, MHA, Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine.