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High Cholesterol in Children: Help without Harming

From the Show: Eat Right Radio
Summary: With the epidemic in pediatric obesity, we are seeing an increase in high cholesterol levels among children.
Air Date: 2/22/16
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Angela Lemond, RDN
Lemond Angela 1928smallAngela Lemond works in private practice, assisting children, adults and families with nutrition for disease prevention as well as food therapy to treat a variety of medical conditions. Lemond is a board-certified specialist in pediatric nutrition and earned a certification in child and adolescent weight management. On her blog, LemondNutrition.com/blog, she and her team write about a variety of practical nutrition topics on children, adults and families, and her experiences as a full-time, working entrepreneur balancing fitness, nutrition and family bonding. Lemond is active in her state dietetic organization; she is the 2015-2016 president-elect of the Texas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Lemond is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Allied Health Sciences Center.
High Cholesterol in Children: Help without Harming
With the epidemic in pediatric obesity, we are seeing an increase in high cholesterol levels among children.

In fact, the American Academy of Pediatrics is now recommending that pediatricians do a standard cholesterol screen at annual visits for all children 9-11 years of age.

It is important that any nutritional intervention that involves food restrictions be done carefully by a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) with pediatric expertise to avoid unintended consequences of those restrictions.

Angela Lemond, RDN, discusses high cholesterol in children.

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