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Why are carbohydrates important for my child?

Children and teenagers need carbohydrates which gives them energy for growth. Carbohydrates provide the body with a source of fuel and energy that is needed to carry out daily activities and exercise. Any extra energy is stored in the body until it is needed.
 
The body needs a constant supply of energy in order to function properly and a lack of carbohydrates in the diet can result in tiredness or fatigue, poor mental function and a lack of endurance or stamina.

Carbohydrates are also vital in order to ensure the brain, heart, nervous, digestive and immune systems work correctly. Breakfast cereals, fruit, vegetables and wholemeal bread are all excellent sources of carbohydrates.
 

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