Five must-have healthy foods for children

May 14, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
Tasty and nutritious superfoods that your kids will eat. Registered dietitian and contributor to the Today Show, Elizabeth Somer, shares her top picks.

Superfoods packed with nutrients and phytochemicals that lower children's risk for diseases such as the common cold and heart disease or osteoporosis later in life:

  • DHA-fortified milk
  • Oranges and strawberries
  • Broccoli
  • Old Fashioned Oatmeal
  • Extra-lean meat or legumes

About Elizabeth Somer:

Elizabeth Somer, MA, is a registered dietitian who has carved a unique professional niche as one of the few, if not only, dietitians who are well-versed in nutrition research. For the past 20 years, she has read more than 100 studies a month, packaging that information into easy-to-read books, magazine articles, lectures, continuing education seminars, and practical news for the media.

Elizabeth Somer has written several books:
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Age-Proof Your Body
Nutrition for a Healthy Pregnancy
Essential Guide to Vitamins and Minerals
The Nutrition Desk Referance

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