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  • My toddler eats up to three slices of cheese in a day. Is that too much cholesterol for her?

    by Justine Camacho-Tajonera . Published Aug 14, 2009
  • 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.
    l Sunil Sazawal, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D., associate professor, department of international health, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, U.S.
    l SMART PARENTING May/June, November/December 2003, March, April, June, July, August, November 2004, April, May, June, September, December 2005

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