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  • Dietary Recommendations for Healthy Children - Fats
    The American Heart Association has dietary recommendations for infants, children and adolescents to promote cardiovascular health.

  • Cholesterol Guidelines for Children
    Who set them? The recommendations were made by a 12-member panel of experts in pediatrics, nutrition and heart disease and were issued by the National Cholesterol Education Project, sponsored by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. They are endorsed by 42 major health and professional groups, including the American Heart Association and the American Academy of Pediatrics.

  • Fats
    With all the negative press fat has received, it's easy to forget that the body needs some fat to build healthy cells, cushion internal organs, keep skin and hair healthy and provide a layer of insulation beneath the skin.

  • Fats as Food
    Nutritionally fats and oils are valued as a source of energy. Because they contain less oxygen than other nutrients, they oxidize more readily and release more energy.

  • Fish and Fish Oil
    Summaries of the latest research on the health benefits of the omega-3 contentof fish oils.

  • Hidden Fats in Food
    Beware of fat hidden in foods that you would not expect. Salads are notorious for hidden fat because of the dressing. Salad dressing may contain up to 20 grams of fat per serving.

  • How Food Works - Fats
    We all know about the common fats that different foods contain. Meat contains animal fat. Most breads and pastries contain vegetable oils, shortening or lard. Deep fried foods are cooked in heated oils. Fats are greasy and slick.

  • Increasing Fats in Child's Diet?
    Your doctor told you to increase the fats in your son's diet because they are an energy-dense source of calories. There are nine calories in every one gram of fat in comparison to four calories for every one gram of protein or carbohydrates.

  • Know Your Cholesterol Number
    What is your cholesterol number and why is it important? Cholesterol is a fat-like substance that is carried by the blood to all parts of your body. Though some of the cholesterol comes from food, the majority is made by your body. If there is too much cholesterol in your blood stream, there is a chance that it will eventually collect in the walls of the blood vessels and, in time, even clog the blood vessel(s).


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