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Nutrition in Life's Vital Stages


Good food choices can help you have a healthy pregnancy and baby. Find ideas to help you eat healthy during pregnancy.

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The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists


IHS supports breastfeeding exclusively in the first six months of an infant’s life-meaning no formula, other liquids, or solids. Breastfeeding in the second six months of life is encouraged, as solid foods are introduced.

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Infants and Toddlers

Nutrition is vital for healthy growth and development in the first two years of life. Learning good nutrition habits early helps children develop healthy eating patterns for life.

Children and Teens

Eating habits start early — Kids and teens need a variety of nutrient-dense foods from each food group to build healthy eating habits to last a lifetime.


Adults and Elders

Enjoy a variety of foods from each food group to help reduce the risk of developing chronic diseases such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and heart disease. Choose foods with little added sugar, saturated fats, and sodium.