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When looking at the needs of an infant and toddler compared to an adult can be very different. When looking at the nutritional needs of adults on the back of labels show the required amount of daily vitamins, and minerals one should be taking in a day. However the FDA will not put the nutritional needs of a child or infant on the labels because there are restrictions as to what a smaller child can consume, and FDA does not want parents to strictly follow the recommendation for children because it is important young children get fats in their diet to help them grow. Small children and infancy is a very important growing time and development in a child’s life (Kurtzweil, 1995). There can be nutritional information on some labels for children under the age of 2, this information can consist of the amount of fat, what vitamins and minerals are in the product, and the amount of protein found in the food. The main product that is monitored for children in the protein intake because of the rapid growth levels children grow in and the rapid development children go through. There is also food serving sizes listed on the product label including the serving size for a child under the age of 2. The requirements for an adult and child are very similar; the only big difference is children have fewer restrictions to follow in their diets. This is because of the growth periods children go through and they have to have enough fat so their bodies can grow and become healthy.