U.S. Department of Agriculture recommends children get their oils from fish, nuts, avocados, and liquid oils like olive oil.Photo by Alan Berger"Trying to cut way back on fats and oils may seem like a good idea," the USDA adds. "But your child needs some fats and oils to be healthy." Why?
- For energy to play, learn, and grow
- To grow properly
- To utilize vitamins from food
- To provide flavor to foods (something a good extra virgin olive oil certainly adds to cooked veggies and other foods)