Nutrition Tips For Lead Poisioning Prevention
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
- 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.
milk, dry cereal, orange juice
whole wheat crackers, applesauce
tuna sandwich, banana, carrot sticks, milk
graham crackers, yogurt
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 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.