Learn about normal cholesterol levels in kids, causes of high cholesterol and ways to keep your child healthy.

High cholesterol is not just a problem for adults. Understanding childhood cholesterol and making simple lifestyle and dietary choices can help prevent serious health risks in your child's future.

Learn about normal cholesterol levels in kids, causes of high cholesterol and ways to keep your child healthy.

Learn more about different types of cholesterol and how it can affect kids.

Foods that can help lower pediatric high cholesterol include: 

  • Canola oil
  • Almonds
  • Walnuts
  • Tuna
  • Swordfish
  • Salmon
  • Fruits
  • Vegetables
  • Whole grains

Avoid foods which can increase "bad" cholesterol. Saturated fat should make up no more than 8-10% of your child's overall fat intake. Trans fat should be avoided entirely. 

See which foods that are high trans-fat and high in satured fat to avoid.