No. Dairy is rich in calcium, which is crucial for your kid’s growing bones. It is also loaded with protein, among other important nutrients. Children need three servings a day of dairy foods such as cheese, milk, and yogurt. Toddlers need sufficient amounts of fat and cholesterol for optimum brain development. As they grow older, they should eat a lower-fat version of this diet recommended for adults.
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