Diet & Snacking
Q: Can you suggest a healthy diet for my children?
You should include the major food groups in your child’s meals every day. They should consist of fruits, vegetables, breads, cereals, dairy products, meat, fish and eggs. A healthy, balanced diet naturally supplies all the nutrients your child needs to grow. Diet can vary for children with special needs.
Q: Does my children’s diet affect their dental health?
If your child has a diet high in carbohydrates, such as sugar and starches, they are at a higher risk of tooth decay. If your child has a balanced diet, the teeth will develop properly and have healthy gum tissue.
Q: What can I do to make my children’s diet safe this their teeth?
A variety of foods contain sugar, and all sugars promote tooth decay. Foods with starch turn into sugar, and include crackers, pasta, pretzels and potato chips. Even fruits, a few vegetables and most milk products have sugar. Be sure your child has a balanced diet by checking how often they eat foods with sugar or starch in them.