These diets provide adequate nutrition for the child of any developmental age and will aid in establishing good eating habits.: These diets are based on the basic food groups with considerations of the Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDA) for age. Food group quantities may be divided to include between-meal snacks. The age of the child will determine consistency and amount of foods to be eaten. Education, with the support of the health care community, combined with health policy and environmental change to support optimal nutrition and physical activity, are central to this health strategy.