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Why Is Kid's Food so Unhealthy?


Grilled cheese, chicken nuggets and French fries are some of the most classic "kid's menu" items in America. Bettina Elias Siegel, food policy activist and author of Kid Food: The Challenge of Feeding Children in a Highly Processed World (Oxford University Press, 2019), talks about how children's food has taken a nutritional nose dive and how parents and educators can work around it.


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