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Balancing Food Preferences with Nutrition Knowledge

Researchers and educators from the University of Arkansas Pine Bluff are exposing preschool children to the benefits of yogurt.  The increased consumption of yogurt is beneficial as yogurt provides protein in a more digestible form, and it is a source of a considerable amount of calcium.  Children in preschools have a high incidence of respiratory and gastro-intestinal infections.  When 4-5 year olds were fed 8 ounces of yogurt per day for 42 days, there was a reduced percentage of children having gastrointestinal symptoms  and the duration of gastrointestinal symptoms versus those in the control group.    

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