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  • Can I let my child eat food that’s fallen to the floor and stayed there for 5 seconds?

    Here's what a doctor says.
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    Not really. “It’s not advisable to let a child eat food that has dropped to the floor, whether in the kitchen, bathroom, dining area, or otherwise,” Dr. Ventura says. “Food should be prepared as cleanly as possible.”


    • Maria Christina Ventura, M.D., D.P.P.S., pediatrician, Marikina Valley Medical Center; diplomate, Philippine Pediatrics Society


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