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Children who Did Not Eat their Fruits and Vegetables Went Blind

One mother said she decided not to intervene in her boy's diet to avoid fighting with him.
The Dana-Dwek Childrens Hospital, tel Aviv.

The Dana-Dwek Childrens Hospital, tel Aviv.

Two boys have gone blind from an extreme vitamin deficiency, after eating almost no fruit and vegetables, another child is suffering from severe orthopedic difficulties for the same reason, and a fourth, 6-year-old child has been admitted at the Dana-Dwek Children’s Hospital in Tel Aviv with a limp and bone pain due to vitamin deficiencies, Yediot Aharonoth reported on Monday.

The mother of one of the boys who were blinded talked about what he used to eat every day: “My son was a very picky eater, for a long time he ate mostly pitta with chocolate spread and cereal without milk. He did not touch meat, fruit and vegetables.”

The mother said she decided not to intervene in her boy’s diet to avoid fighting with him: “I was not aware of the dangers of eating like this.”

After a while, the boy began to experience headaches, caused by cranial pressure due to a vitamin A deficiency.

Today, she says, her boy’s diet has improved, he gets a vitamin supplement and his vision is improving. But the doctors say his vision will never return to what it used to be. “Our child went blind because of our ignorance,” the mother said sadly.

At the Dana-Dwek Children’s Hospital, doctors treated a 6-year-old boy who experienced severe bone pains and was limping. They discovered that suffered from a deficiency of vitamin C. After inspection, they found that his diet and was particularly poor, consisting only of processed schnitzel.

Dr. Aviva Fatal-Valvsky, head of Pediatric Neurology at Dana-Dwek, related: “When we checked with the parents of two children what they eat, it turned out that one of them eats only bread with chocolate spread.”

Fatal-Valvsky added: “Kids are very picky eaters, and eating an unvaried diet based on a very limited number of foods, may develop into many vitamin deficiencies.”

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5 Responses to “Children who Did Not Eat their Fruits and Vegetables Went Blind”

  1. Don Mcglaun says:

    Unbeliieveable

  2. Something is wrong with the parents here. I suspect extreme negligence.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Not all can be said to be negligence. Families with a limited budget don't buy fruit and veggies. We are a small nonprofit in Tsfat and from the beginning that's what we have been providing needy families – fruit and veggies. Growing children need good food. Nothing is unbelievable. Lev U'Neshama

  4. Don Mcglaun says:

    BUYING CHOCOLATE IS CHEAPER THAN BUYING FRUITS AND VEGGIES? AND IN THE INTERVIEW, THE MOM STATED 'SHE DIDN'T KNOW THAT THE KIDS NEEDED FRUITS OR VEGETABHLES SPECIFICALLY'. I REALIZED ONLY TOO WELL THAT MILLIONS OF PEOPLE DO NOT HAVE PROPER NUTRITION. HOWEVER, THEY'RE NOT EATING CHOCOLATE EITHER. THAT'S A WHOLE NEW BALL GAME!

  5. Jo Naylor says:

    I do not believe this article on children going blind at such a young age because of deficiencies in their food, then why aren't all the kids in Africa and those countries cripples and blind, etc., as they have no living foods whatsoever in their diets; this is a story to defame the Jewish parents again, they are not the kind of people who would let their kids go without nutrition.

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