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COVID may turn kids into fussy eaters

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Updated: January 19, 2022 09:08 PM
Created: January 19, 2022 03:42 PM

Children who have recovered from COVID-19 may experience a distorted sense of smell afterward, which could affect the foods they will eat.

Experts in the UK released new guidance on Tuesday about the disorder called "parosmia", which causes people to experience strange and often unpleasant smells.

It's relatively common after a COVID infection, with 250,000 adults in the UK estimated to have suffered parosmia as a result of having the coronavirus.

Researchers say that could be a reason why children who have recovered from COVID might find it hard to eat foods they once loved.

So what can you do?

Experts suggest encouraging kids to try different foods with less strong flavors such as pasta, bananas, or mild cheese.

Vanilla or flavor-free protein and vitamin milkshakes can also help children get the nutrients they need without the taste.


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