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Dr. William Adams Pediatric MedicineMedicine is a family tradition for Dr. Adams. Originally from Martinsville, VA, his father was a doctor. Dr. Adams is a graduate of the University of Virginia and the Medical College of Virginia. He completed his residency at Penn State University, where he also served as chief resident. He wonders at the ordinary things children do.

Why Do Kids Eat So Weird?

Compared to adults, kids do seem to eat pretty weird. The classic "Food Guide Pyramid," developed by the United States Department of Agriculture, is intended to guide Americans in general. We tend to forget that it is not intended as a specific guide for children. (There is a food pyramid for children though). Children are growing; adults aren't. The concern is that children have markedly different requirements than adults, and lumping them together doesn't work. Read more here.

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