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Expert: Children should eat healthier earlier

Written By: Walter Hoerman MD - May• 16•11

Children should be given a wide variety of healthy foods right from the start, including lots of fruits and vegetables. This is about a particular diet, but the whole vegetables and fruit recomendations are universal…

“Children need to be given the taste of these more healthful foods for their palate before they are exposed to hamburger, french fries and pizza, the staple of many their diets, he said.

“We need to get our kids exposed to a whole different set of food groups,” said Esselstyn, who also suggests staying away from chicken nuggets and milk. “These foods are so heavily subsidized. It may be the cheapest way to get food in front of the kids, but in the long haul, it’s not healthy.”

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Expert: Children should eat healthier earlier

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