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Today I am joined by Addie Dulaney Majnaric, RDN to discuss some nutrition pet peeves as well as some travel tips for eating healthy.
One of the biggest things we can do for our family is to maximize health through nutrition. While it is true, children can survive on adequate calories, proper growth, brain development, and immune function rely on nutrient dense foods.
Many people think sodium is not an issue for children, but they are at risk for hypertension and inflammation with excessive sodium intake. A recent study published in JAMA sited that children get upwards of 2/3 of their calories from ultra processed foods. These are foods high in sugar, salt and oil as well as stabilizers and preservatives that can be highly allergenic. Nearly all soybean oil that is used in processed food comes from genetically modified soybeans. Organic ingredients is exceedingly rare in take out or drive through foods. This translates into high levels of glyphosates and other pesticide exposure.
We will discuss this and much more in this episode.