Childhood nutrition: from breastmilk to burgers

Prim Care. 1994 Dec;21(4):655-72.


Well-child care provides opportunities for nutrition education and the prevention of nutritional diseases. It is important to look at not only the food that is eaten but the relationships in which the food is offered. Significant impacts on the prevalence of iron deficiency and poverty-related malnutrition are possible. More research is needed on cholesterol reduction and on the prevention and treatment of obesity.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Anemia, Iron-Deficiency
  • Arteriosclerosis
  • Breast Feeding
  • Child
  • Child Nutritional Physiological Phenomena*
  • Child, Preschool
  • Diet / adverse effects
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Infant Food
  • Infant Nutritional Physiological Phenomena
  • Nutrition Policy
  • Nutritional Sciences / education
  • Obesity
  • Physician's Role
  • Physicians, Family