Children's requirements

Children's requirements

Children's nutrition and development

Children are beings in the making, for whom essential growth and development are major consumers of nutrients and micronutrients. Their requirements are therefore higher, varying not only according to age but also size, activity level and growth cycle.

A special mention for calcium and vitamin D, required for children's bone growth and development, and for iodine, which also supports growth.

Also a special mention for iron, which helps to promote the child's cognitive development.

The INCA 2* national dietary survey of 2006-2007, carried out with children and adolescents, demonstrated that many children do not receive sufficient nutrients for growth.

* AFSSA report from 2009.