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Diet and autoimmune diseases

A balanced, healthy diet is critical to the growth and development of all children, especially if their health is already compromised by an autoimmune disease such as juvenile idiopathic arthritis. In this Children's Channel video, Steven Spalding, MD, director of the division of rheumatology at Akron Children's Hospital, discusses how to use meals and snack time to ease and even eliminate some of the symptoms associated with these diseases.