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Child Nutrition Quiz

Take our quick quiz to figure out how your child is doing nutrient-wise — and whether to consider a supplement.
 

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1. Does your child have the four food groups — produce, whole grain, dairy, and protein — on his plate at each meal?
Yes
No


2. Does your kid eat green veggies at least three times a week?
Yes
No


3. Does he eat red or orange fruits or veggies at least twice a week?
Yes
No


4. Does he eat blue or purple fruits and veggies at least once a week?
Yes
No


5. Does he eat five servings of any produce a day?
Yes
No


6. Does your child eat fish or other omega-3–rich foods like walnuts or flaxseed at least twice a week?
Yes
No


7. Does your child have at least three servings of low-fat dairy a day?
Yes
No


8. Does your child eat at least three servings of whole grains (for example, a cup of whole-grain cereal, a slice of whole-wheat bread, and a half cup of whole-grain pasta) daily?
Yes
No


9. Does your child get at least five ounces of protein each day (a small chicken breast or can of tuna is three; 1 Tbsp of peanut butter or an egg is one)?
Yes
No



Score your quiz:
How many times did you answer Yes?

8 or more
You’re doing great! Stay the course.

5 to 7
You’re doing better in some areas than others. Review your No’s—with a little more focus on those weak spots, your child will be right on track.

Fewer than 5
Sounds like you’ve got a pretty picky eater on your hands. Follow our advice here, but also talk to your doctor about which supplements might be right for your child.

Plus:
The 4 Nutrients Kids Need
How Picky is Your Picky Eater? Quiz

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