Healthy Start: Nutrition in Early Childhood
Host: Darryl S. Chutka, M.D. [@chutkaMD]
Guest: Angela C. Mattke, M.D.
The early years of a child are extremely important for establishing growth, maturation, and development. Good nutrition is felt to be an important component for these benefits to take place. Yet, there’s evidence that a substantial proportion of our children are not receiving the nutrition they should. Inadequate nutrition can lead to issues not only in later childhood but chronic health problems in adulthood as well. The topic for this podcast is “Nutrition in Early Childhood”. We’ll be discussing such issues as: What are the most common nutritional deficiencies our young children face? What are the potential long-term complications of inadequate nutrition in early childhood and what’s the solution to improving nutrition? My guest is Angela C. Mattke, M.D., a pediatrician from the Division of Community Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine at the Mayo Clinic.