Pediatric Dentistry of Suffolk County I & II
Commack (631) 486-6364
Medford (631) 320-0880
Hey, parents! Are you doing everything you can to keep your
children healthy? Your child’s diet is a huge part of their overall health.
Although you don’t have to cut out all of those yummy sugary foods we all love once in a while, remember, everything in
Here are a few foods you should only let your child eat
sporadically. What foods do you have trouble keeping away from your children?
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For more information about foods that may be harmful to your child's health, please CLICK HERE.
Microwave Popcorn: Microwave popcorn contains various
chemicals that can be harmful to your children’s health. If popcorn is
something your children love to snack on, try popping your own instead of
purchasing it at the grocery store.
Processed Meats: Although many processed meats appear to be
kid-friendly and super easy to prepare for a meal, these meats are filled with
nitrates, fat, preservatives and sodium. If your kids are requesting lunch
meat, stick with preservative-free options, or slice your own turkey and chicken
breast at home.
Soda: As we mentioned earlier, everything in moderation. An
occasional soda is OK, however, several sodas throughout the day
for your child. Soda contains various acids and high levels of sugar that
aren't good for your children’s overall health.
Yogurt: Overall, yogurt is an extremely healthy option for
any diet. However, yogurt geared towards children is not. Most of the healthy
ingredients are overshadowed by all of the artificial colors and sugar that
children’s yogurt contains. Try buying plain yogurt and sweeten it up with
fruit, nuts or raisins.
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