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Family First: Updated nutrition guidelines for children

What should your child eat to keep them healthy?

HARTFORD, Conn — What should your child eat to keep them healthy?

It's a question that often prompts a discussion. Your pediatrician may give you guidelines set by the American Dietary Association but those guidelines change every few years.

The changes come from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). 

Every five years, these departments adjust what’s best for kids when it comes to nutrition. This year, they’ve put recommendations for babies closer in line with young kids and teens.  

One of the biggest changes includes introducing allergic foods to children sooner rather than later. 

You can find the full guidelines here.