Cheese May Be Key To Avoiding Zinc Deficiency In 1 Year Olds
Getting the right amount of nutrients is important for infants, especially for those who were breast-fed when they were younger.
According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), older infants aged 7 to 12 months who were breast-fed when they were younger are at an increased risk of zinc deficiency. As a precaution, the NIH recommends these babies be fed age-appropriate food, which could mean eating approximately 3 to 4 ounces of cheddar cheese a day.
Youngsters who suffer from zinc deficiency can experience a loss of appetite which may affect their growth and development.
Recently, Manfred Stanek, who is the CEO of U.S. Zinc, called attention to zinc deficiency in children around the world.
"Zinc deficiency is a worldwide problem, with more than 450,000 children under the age of 5 at risk of dying every year," Stanek said.
Cheddar cheese is one of the more popular cheeses and may be added to various appetizer dishes during the holidays. However, parents should make sure that children do not overindulge in cheese, or any other food.
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