Fruits, Vegetables, Whole Grains, Fatty Acids (like in cold-water fish), Legumes, Protein, healthy oils (olive, avocado, nut) and variety variety variety of all the the above. Want more specific? Food selections that have every color of the rainbow in it - red, blues, greens, oranges, yellows, purple. Minimal sugar, fat, processed foods (like most white breads, lunch meats, crackers snacks, processed cheeses), soda, juice (some fruit juice is okay, but real fruit is best). Best rule of thumb is to eat food that "remembers" where it came from. Variety is essential to healthy brain and body development...they go together at ANY age.
at 11:23 PM on Mar. 21, 2009