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A 34-year-old member asked:

Is there an app to get kids to eat better that works?

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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
NO: No it would be too cumbersome to put common sense in an app. Kids are tough when it comes to diet but as my mother said, if you don't eat it now, and you don't have a choice, you'll eat it later...

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