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Arsenic in Food

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Arsenic in Food

Recently the Food and Drug Administration investigated rice and rice-containing foods and found variable amounts of arsenic present. Last year, similar concerns were raised about arsenic in juice products. The FDA continues to research the potential risks of consuming arsenic. While the American Academy of Pediatrics does not recommend eliminating rice products from your child’s diet, they do encourage parents to offer their children a wide variety of foods (including other grains such as wheat, oats and barley) to decrease their child’s exposure to arsenic from rice. Does this information affect the food choices you make for your child?

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  1. Yes! Rice is not a daily offering at our house, but for many families it is. If it was, I would be making major cutbacks.

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