Is it really so bad for a child to live on chicken nuggets and cucumber slices?

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How does childhood nutrition impact our kid's potential?
How does childhood nutrition impact our kid's potential?

Kids and meals... for some it's no big deal, but for others, it's a dreaded daily ordeal. 

If you have a picky eater then you'll know the frustration of trying to get a child to eat one balanced meal, let alone managing to ensure a healthy diet overall. 

Sometimes it feels easier to just give up and let them live on toast and chicken nuggets, or cucumber and chips. But by doing this, are we risking our children's health and their future? 

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