FORT POLK, La. — April is the Month of the Military Child and the military health system understands that children have different nutritional needs than adults to support their developing minds and bodies.
A healthy diet lowers the risk of chronic diseases that can affect kids for a lifetime and good nutrition can enhance a child’s academic performance.
First Lt. Rebecca Prince, chief of nutrition care for Bayne-Jones Army Community Hospital, said the difficulty in motivating kids to eat healthy is getting them to care about nutrition and what their parents feed them.
“Our biggest obstacle is getting kids