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Judith E. Brown
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Textbook Problem

Several health and professional organizations and agencies, such as the AAP, the AMA, and the USDA, have published similar recommendations for a healthy diet for young children. Briefly describe the food components of such a diet.

Summary Introduction

To describe: The food components of a healthy diet as published by health and professional organizations, such as the AAP, the AMA, and the USDA.

Introduction: The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), and the American Heart Association (AMA) are the professional health agencies that regularly publish data on the basis of research and determine guidelines for people in order to have a healthy life.

Explanation

A healthy diet comprises food that is nutritious and well balanced. It should contain all the essential nutrients such as vitamins, proteins, carbohydrates, fats, fibers, and minerals.

As per recommendations from health and professional organizations, such as the AAP, AMA, and the USDA, a diet should include the following components:

1. Cereals and whole-grain bread should be included in the diet as a carbohydrate source...

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