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Never Too Early To Learn About Low Fat?

Samantha was in most ways a typical patient, slightly round in the middle but otherwise healthy. She knew a few things about healthy eating; she ate cereal with nonfat milk for breakfast, and made an effort to eat her fruits and vegetables. When I asked if she liked eggs, she said “yes, but only the whites.” When I asked why, she answered rather matter-of-factly. Read More

the media has brainwashed people

People have been so brainwashed by the media and pharmaceutical commercials that they are avoiding what truly is healthy. People don't seem to understand brain cells are created using fatty acids so if one avoids milk fat, egg yolks, butter and meat one is not getting needed nutrition especially with young children who are still growing brain cells. I suspect dementia may also be caused by this since people have been brainwashed to think they must take cholesterol lowering medicine which then causes their brain problems. I switched back to traditional foods of 2% milk, butter, whole eggs and have better health tests than ever. What one needs to avoid is so much medication and also fast foods and prepackaged foods that are nothing but a mixture of chemicals.

I agree with the author. As

I agree with the author. As a dietitian focused on obesity prevention strategies, I do spend a great deal of energy focused on the early care setting. The great number of children participating in childcare gives us a unique opportunity to reach children as they are developing their eating habits. However, I prefer to take a positive, strengths based approach, introducing and increasing healthy foods, rather than teaching "bad" foods.

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Pam Schoenfeld, MS, RD, is a registered dietitian and a mother who envisions a world where all children have access to nourishing foods to help them grow up happy and healthy.

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