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Should We Eliminate the Concept of "Kid Food"?

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Last month, in the health section of U.S. News & World Report, Dr. David Katz, a specialist in internal and preventive medicine, made a case for eliminating the concept of "kid food" -- essentially foodstuffs that are marketed to children.

"Every species teaches its kids how to eat," says Dr. Katz. "Every species but ours. We have invented an entire industry devoted to feeding kids differently."

Does Dr. Katz's notion of ridding the country of kid food have a restaurant application as well? I asked a few Valley chefs and restaurateurs and this is what they had to say.

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Laura Hahnefeld
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