Maria Monteverde RD CDN. Nutritionist. Schneider Childrens' Hospital. DrMDK.com
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Host: What foods would you to recommend to increase the calcium in the diet besides giving the only limit of 16 ounces of milk, what else would you recommend? Maria Monteverde: I can definitely give yogurt. There are lot of yogurts out there, all natural yogurts that don't have the added sugars to them and you have ones like YoBaby or Stonyfield. Also, any kind of low fat cheese, I would give that especially if the child a little overweight. You could start giving a 2% or like fat skin would set out, not necessarily fat free but a lower fat cheese which still has enough part of fat content, enough for the brain development that we are concerned with. Host: So we are giving like a milk by-product that is a little bit healthier than just a pure milk product, is that true? Maria Monteverde: Yeah, it gives them some protein in it and some other stuff. Host: And it would still like encourage a lot of stuff with little calories, is that correct? Maria Monteverde: I guess, it is.