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Cheese May Be Key To Avoiding Zinc Deficiency In 1 Year Olds

December 17, 2010 by  

Cheese may be key to avoiding zinc deficiency in 1 year oldsGetting 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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  • Cathy

    Are you kidding me? Cheese is packed with fat and cholesterol. Another BS recommendation from some freakin’ institute. Let’s fatten those kids up and set them up for heart disease. Plus dairy products are mucus forming, a big cause of cancer. Healthy my ass.

    • Rebecca

      We are talking 3oz per day…not a Kraft 24 slice packet.

    • Raggs

      Yep… It sure didn’t take long for the morons to come out of the ground… ( like you )

      I was going to post that I love cheese and that I was afraid obama and idiots would take that from children… Guess I was right..

      You my friend are completely stupid! I have been eating cheese ALL of my life and I’m in good health and not over weight.. your tofu diet is just what you need.
      So you do that and STOP telling people what the F-K they need to eat!
      People like you sicken even the most caring people, you give a very bad name ( as with michelle obama )to this country!

    • http://marcum@wildblue.net coal miner

      Cathy,

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  • Raggs

    What the hell is wrong with us!

    This stupid BS of if you eat a slice of cheese the government is going to throw you in jail..

    Damm the f-n government and I will continue to eat everything I want!
    I cannot believe this country has stooped so low that we need a nanny.

    I have a suggestion for all of the idiots that thrive on welfare…
    GO —–YOURSELF and keep your stupid ass opinions to yourself!

    • http://?? Joe H.

      Raggs,
      if the progs have their way, the welfare perps might be the only ones that can AFFORD cheese!!

  • http://com i41

    The crap theories of drinking skim milk and eating chicken and fish, is just more feel good crap at its finest. The reason we have fat kids is the parents are to worried about Johnnie gt hurt playing dodge ball or tag. Suzie cann’t drink any whole milk at 2 because she might get fat, or do anything real physcial for fear of getting a wowie. The fish has mercury in it, and affects pregant mohers and the fetus, just creating more no minded socialist. The brains need rich fatty foods first few years for brain development. Also now the”expert” finding that beef is a good supply of omega 3. Which isn’t suprizing since when the chicken production became controlled by Tyson, suddenly it was the wonder food. When Smithfeild gained control of pork production, pork became the new white meatand good for you. Now that the new federal regulations will give more control to he 4 slaughter plants, which also have mega feedlots, which have hooked up with Wal-Mart, which only pays for product is sold. Now with Omoron’s favorite roping mare, Michelle promoting nuts berries and grains, citizen can only guess what is coming down the pipe. The nuts, grains, and berries is just the same feeding ration for fattening and feeding out all livestock.

    • Granny Mae

      Guess what? I like nuts , grains and berries, and CHEESE, beef and pork and just about anything in the food line! I eat eggs fried in real butter every day of my life and when the doctor found that out he had me go have a heart cath done! The heart cath proved that I had not problems with blockage and infact they told me my heart looked like a brand new one! I have no trouble with colesterol . So I will continue to eat the way I have always eaten, fresh from the farm food all grown naturally! My animals eat what they would eat if they were left to their own. There is no factory made foods bought for my animals! There was at one time but I learned better so now they and we all eat natural ! I love Cheese ! Natural aged cheese !

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