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Our 8 yr old is 35th percentile for height, 3rd percent for weight, and overall healthy. Should we restrict junk food intake or let her eat anything?

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Dr. Bac Nguyen
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In brief: Junk food?

No medical professional in his/her right mind is going to recommend junk food.
.. If both (parents) are on the small side, children are likely to be so as well. It is a plus that she can eat anything because of her body size, but i would increase nutritious foods before allowing junk food---which is ok once in awhile. Best of all, check with your doc who has been seeing your child over the years.

In brief: Junk food?

No medical professional in his/her right mind is going to recommend junk food.
.. If both (parents) are on the small side, children are likely to be so as well. It is a plus that she can eat anything because of her body size, but i would increase nutritious foods before allowing junk food---which is ok once in awhile. Best of all, check with your doc who has been seeing your child over the years.
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