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Diet of beans

Can a child live on nothing but beans and water twice a day for extended periods of time, say up to a year? What would be the consequences of such a diet, and could it be considered abusive if the parents or caregivers were financially able to provide other food but refused?


This would be very concerning. Such an extreme restricted diet would lead to serious nutritional deficiencies in an adult let alone a child. Eating a single food item is never going to meet the nutritional needs of a growing child. Deficiencies over time can lead to a variety of medical conditions and seriously compromise the health of the child. With the exception of people living in a 3rd world country and experiencing a famine, there is no reason why anyone should raise their child on such a diet.

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