The Truth About Healthy Eating
One of the biggest challenges parents face is trying to figure out what to feed their kids. With so much conflicting nutritional information out there, it's easy to get confused about what's best. For instance, some of my patients' parents incorrectly assume that their own dietary rules and restrictions -- such as limiting fats or cutting out sugars -- apply to their kids.
Here, the truth behind some common myths so you can make sure you feed your children healthy foods that will help them grow. Just remember: Since kids have different body types and caloric requirements, you should talk to your pediatrician about your child's particular needs.
William Sears, M.D., is a contributing editor to Parenting. His latest book, The Successful Child: What Parents Can Do to Help Kids Turn Out Well, will be published next month by Little, Brown and Company.