5 Steps to Nutrition: The AAP Suggests a Whole-Diet Approach! by Donna John

Nutrition
10 months ago
5 Steps to Nutrition: The AAP Suggests a Whole-Diet Approach!

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is urging families to take a broader approach to nutrition and consider the whole diet. The policy statement recommends a five-step approach: 

  • select foods from all five food groups
  • offer a variety of food experiences
  • avoid highly processed foods
  • use small amounts of sugar, salt, fats and oils with highly nutritious foods
  • offer appropriate portions

“No ingredient should be banned. A small amount of sugar or fat is OK if it means a child is more likely to eat foods that are highly nutritious,” says Dr. Robert Murray, author of the statement.

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