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What are the effects of an unbalanced diet on young children (for example, eating just pbj on bread)?

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Dr. Alfredo Garcia
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In brief: Unbalanced diet

Pbj especially with whole grain bread may not necessarily make an unbalanced diet.
It is rich in energy, provides the desired type of fat, is rich in protein and is a good source of fiber. A child who does not eat fruits and vegetables may need supplemental vitamins. Drinking milk will provide calcium and additional calories. Don't worry - this might just be a transient phase.

In brief: Unbalanced diet

Pbj especially with whole grain bread may not necessarily make an unbalanced diet.
It is rich in energy, provides the desired type of fat, is rich in protein and is a good source of fiber. A child who does not eat fruits and vegetables may need supplemental vitamins. Drinking milk will provide calcium and additional calories. Don't worry - this might just be a transient phase.
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