The most common chronic disease in young children is not what you think. It’s not the viruses that cause constant runny noses or those dreary nights of when a child wakes mom up in the middle of the night and says, “I feel sick.” Actually, the answer is dental caries, also known as cavities.
If you have ever heard of “food scientists,” you might have wondered what they do exactly. I met my first food scientist at spa opening party. She worked for a well-known Dallas-based sour cream company and described her project as bettering the taste of their sour cream to stay ahead of their competitors. Simply put, to make their food tasty.