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Health Tip: Monitor Fat in Preschoolers' Diet

Health Tip: Monitor Fat in Preschoolers' Diet

05/07/13

(HealthDay News) -- Once children reach the age of 4, they will need less fat than in the first years of life.

Experts say parents should monitor dietary fat to help children maintain a healthy weight and establish good eating habits early in life.

The American Academy of Pediatrics offers this advice on reducing fat in your preschooler's diet:

  • From age 1 to 2, children with a family history of heart disease, obesity or high cholesterol should drink 2 percent reduced-fat milk.
  • All children should be switched to 1 percent low-fat milk after the second birthday.
  • Serve your child lean meats, grilled fish or broiled fish.
  • Limit the amount of cheese your child eats.
  • Limit fruit juice to 4 oz. to 6 oz. per day of 100 percent fruit juice, and offer whole fruits as much as possible.
  • Offer low-fat snacks such as fat-free yogurt, pretzels or fresh fruit.
  • Prepare foods using lower-fat cooking methods such as broiling, roasting and steaming. Use small amounts of olive oil or nonstick cooking spray.
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Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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