Policy on Dietary Recommendations for Infants, Children, and Adolescents


The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) recognizes its role in promoting well-balanced, low caries-risk, and nutrient-dense diets for infants, children, adolescents, and persons with special health care needs. A healthy diet is essential to optimal growth and development and prevention of chronic diet-related diseases such as caries, obesity, and cardiovascular disease.