Home Health Parents News Now Organic Food No More Nutritous for Kids Than Conventional Organic Food No More Nutritous for Kids Than Conventional By Holly Lebowitz Rossi October 24, 2012 Advertisement Save Pin FB More Tweet Email Send Text Message Print shutterstock_88224745 29974 The nation's pediatricians have weighed in on the issue for the first time, and they say that when it comes to nutritional value, organics are virtually indistinguishable from conventionally produced foods. "Pretty much every study shows no nutritional difference," said Dr. Janet Silverstein, a professor of pediatric endocrinology at the University of Florida. She's a co-author of the report published Monday by the American Academy of Pediatrics. Silverstein and her colleagues reviewed the available studies on organic and conventionally produced foods, including produce, dairy products and meat. They considered research about issues including nutrition, hormones, antibiotics and synthetic chemical exposure, plus factors such as environmental impact and price. Overall, the docs came to a conclusion that may surprise some parents who believe organic is best for their kids "In the long term, there is currently no direct evidence that consuming an organic diet leads to improved health or lower risk of disease," AAP officials said in a statement. Image: Baby food, via Shutterstock By Holly Lebowitz Rossi Save Pin FB More Tweet Email Send Text Message Print Comments Add a Comment Be the first to comment! No comments yet. Advertisement Close this dialog window Add a comment Organic Food No More Nutritous for Kids Than Conventional Add your comment... Cancel Submit Success! Thanks for adding your feedback.