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  Nutrition Tips For Lead Poisioning Prevention  
Source: SCCPHD
Food Tips to help protect your child from lead poisoning For ages 1 to 6 years

Itīs harder for lead to get into the blood when your child eats:

  • Regular meals and snacks
  • Foods high in calcium
  • Foods high in iron

HEALTHY EATING CAN HELP PROTECT YOUR CHILD FROM LEAD POISONING

Serve your child food at regular times during the day.

Sample Menu

Breakfast
milk, dry cereal, orange juice

Snack
whole wheat crackers, applesauce

Lunch
tuna sandwich, banana, carrot sticks, milk

Snack
graham crackers, yogurt

Dinner
lean hamburger patty, noodles, broccoli, bread, milk

Remember: younger children need smaller servings.

Serve plenty of these foods.

Foods high in calcium for strong bones and teeth: milk, cheese, yogurt, broccoli, tofu, corn tortillas, sardines, dark green leafy vegetables

Foods High in Iron for strong blood: lean meats, chicken, dried beans, cereal with iron, dark green leafy vegetables, dried fruit

Give your child these foods every day:
5 Fruits & Vegetables or more servings
7 Breads, Cereals & Grains or more servings
2 Milk Products or more servings daily total: 16 oz. (whole milk until age 2)
2 Protein Foods daily total: 3-4 oz.

To help your child have a healthy weight, serve high fat foods less often such as, fried foods, fries, chips, ice cream, candy, snack crackers.

Eating less fat may help protect your child from lead poisoning, too.