11 Apr '11, 6pm

Why a Toddlers' Diet Should Be Different From Adults: The proliferation of childhood obesity, asthma, food aller...

Why a Toddlers' Diet Should Be Different From Adults: The proliferation of childhood obesity, asthma, food aller...

Itís very tempting to give toddlers food they shouldn’t have. When confronted with toddlers sitting in their high chairs, begging for some of the salty crisps everyone else is scarfing down, most people find it hard to resist. But many foods particularly processed and junk foods can be harmful for young children. Adult foods are often far too high in salt and sugar for toddlers. Young children should consume less than two grams of salt a day, about a third of the amount recommended for adults. Also, avoid giving your toddler sugary treats. Opt for natural sugars in fresh fruit, rather than candy or foods with added sugar. High intake of refined sugar has been linked to hyperactivity and behavioural problems in children and contributes to a wide range of other health issues.

Full article: http://ecochildsplay.com/2011/04/11/why-a-toddlers-diet-s...

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