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An altered diet is only a temporary way of protecting your child. The best way to prevent lead poisoning is to have the child's home inspected and deleaded.
Give your children foods high in calcium and iron and low in fat to help prevent lead poisoning.
Foods high in calcium help keep lead from being absorbed by the body. Calcium helps make teeth and bones strong.
Foods high in iron help keep lead from being absorbed by the body.
Iron works better when it is eaten with foods high in vitamin C.
Children are most often poisoned by lead dust and lead paint in older homes. Lead dust can come from:
Lead dust settles to the floor and gets on children's hands and toys. It gets into their bodies when they put their hands and toys in their mouths.