The nutritional choices you make for your children are crucial, setting the stage for good health and good habits for years to come. If you've heard about the benefits of organic food
, you may be wondering if it's worth the extra expense... especially if you're on a budget.
According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, what is most important is that children eat a variety of fruits, vegetables, lean meats, whole grains and low-fat or fat-free dairy products, whether or not those are conventionally or organically grown. However, organic foods do have lower levels of pesticides
and drug-resistant bacteria.
Pediatrician Clara Filice, MD, FAAP, offers helpful tips on navigating the grocery aisles for the best health and nutrition benefits, while staying within your budget.