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Everything You Need to Know About Kids' Nutrition in 9 Tweets (ABC News)

With so much conflicting information, knowing what to feed your kids can be a harrowing experience. Should you go organic? Are genetically modified foods safe? Should I put my child on a diet? What if I can't get my kid to eat anything besides pizza?

During this week's ABC News Health tweet chat, we asked some of the top "tweetiatricians" in the country to weigh in on the best way to feed your child a happy, healthy diet. If you missed it, here's the full transcript. If you're interested in just the highlights, scroll through the tweets below.

Intro of veggies before fruit is a practical way to teach little ones a variety of flavors vs preference for sweet #abcdrbchat

- Roberta Anding (@RobertaAnding) March 25, 2014

T2: Avoid hot dogs, popcorn, other choking hazards #abcDrBchat

- UPMC/PittHealth News (@UPMCnews) March 25, 2014

. @Lizzyfit, new research shows earlier introduction helps fortify against allergies #abcdrbchat

- UH Rainbow Babies (@UHRainbowBabies) March 25, 2014

RT @LivingWellDoc T4 Parents control WHAT a child eats, child controls HOW MUCH #abcdrbchat

- Angela Mattke, M.D. (@DrAngelaMattke) March 25, 2014

T5: Keep offering it. They may need more than 10 exposures to accept a new food. #abcDrBchat

- UPMC/PittHealth News (@UPMCnews) March 25, 2014

Who likes kale anyway?! MT @Robinsbite Parents, please know ur kids don't need to eat kale and quinoa to be healthy! #abcdrbchat

- Nick Hanson (@nhanson22) March 25, 2014

T5 #Parents need to not only teach #kids about healthy eating, but be role models! Lead by example & kids will follow. #abcdrbchat

- Lori Rosenthal, RD (@LoRoRD) March 25, 2014

Littles only want junk food?Remember,they can't drive themselves to store yet-fill your cart w/healthy foods,&they'll eat them #abcdrbchat

- Heidi Murkoff (@HeidiMurkoff) March 25, 2014

T10: Need more evidence - but no current information that GMO foods are bad or dangerous #abcDrBchat

- Dr. James Perrin (@AAPPres) March 25, 2014

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