High Cholesterol in Children: Help without Harming

  • Topic Info: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.
  • Host: Melanie Cole, MS