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Common childhood nutrition concerns

Common childhood nutrition concerns

A nutritionist from University of Maryland Medical System regularly provides a post to the Picture of Health blog. The latest post is from Faith Hicks.

For new parents, it can be difficult to sort fact from folklore when it comes to your child’s nutrition. They receive feeding advice from all directions – relatives, the media and other parents. Here is a registered dietitian’s take on four common childhood nutrition myths.

1. High blood pressure and heart disease are middle age problems, so I don’t need to worry about my child’s diet contributing to those diseases now.

Actually, cardiovascular disease can start in the kindergarten years. We know...