Are Herbal Supplements Good for Children?

by Roberta Duyff, MS RDN FAND

Are Herbal Supplements Good for Children? Although touted as "natural" remedies or "healthy" alternatives, herbal supplements should be used only under the guidance of a qualified health care provider. Their effects can be powerful, potentially harmful to your child, and perhaps ineffective for the advertised benefit.
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Roberta L Duyff MS RDN FAND

Roberta Duyff, MS RDN FAND

Author of "Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Complete Food and Nutrition Guide, Fourth Edition" and "365 Days of Healthy Eating from the American Dietetic Association" (both published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New Jersey).




  • Cook healthy

    Involve your child in the cutting, mixing and preparation of all meals. Even a snack can be healthy.

  • Eat right

    Sit down together as a family to enjoy a wonderful meal and the opportunity to share the day's experiences with one another.

  • Shop smart

    To encourage a healthy lifestyle, get your children involved in selecting the food that will appear at the breakfast, lunch or dinner table.

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