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Child Diet Strategies

- Find a balance with dietary calories and physical activity.

- Get sixty minutes of moderate to intense physical activity daily.

- Try to limit the amount of fruit juices and eat fresh fruits and vegetables daily.

- Reduce the amount of sugary beverages and snack foods as well as salt intake.

- Use nonfat or low fat milk.

- Use cooking oils and soft margarines low in trans fatty acids instead of butter.

- Eat more oily fish that is prepared by baking or broiling.

- Eat whole grain cereals and breads.

Reference: American Heart Association

Nutrition Information

last update: March 2006

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