KadıköyŞifa Hospital Child Health and Diseases Specialist Yeşim Eker; draws attention to the preparation and storage conditions of ice cream, which contains many useful nutrients. protein, carbohydrate and fat, as well as A, B, C, D and E group of vitamins, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, sodium, potassium, iron, zinc, minerals, such as the presence of high nutritional value is a food. Especially for young children, ice cream should be given at a temperature close to room temperature. From the age of 2, provided that consumption rules are complied with, 12 months of the year can be given daily 100 g (1-‐2 balls) of ice cream every day or every other day. Milk products are perishable and easy to grow in microorganisms. Hygienic ice cream produced from pasteurized milk does not adversely affect children when lying or eaten in small pieces. In fact, ice cream produced and stored under healthy conditions is a very healthy food for children and has no harm. However, ice cream produced and / or stored under inappropriate conditions can cause infections and epidemics. Therefore, it is necessary to consume ice cream sold in healthy packages rather than open ice cream. There is a false belief that ice cream causes throat infection among the people. However, there is no proven relationship between cold fluid or food consumption and throat infection. Excessive cold drinks and food in the mouth of the throat without waiting at all in the region can lead to temporary constriction of the vessels and the mechanism of resistance to infection and may prepare an environment suitable for infection. Although there is no “evidence-based” publication on the subject, it is possible that it causes disease in people who are prone to infection. However, there is no reason why ice cream prepared under hygienic conditions to be eaten by lying or by taking it in small amounts or by keeping it in the mouth or drinking warm water in between can cause throat infection. Children often eat ice cream with appetite and fast because of them sore throat may be a bit more likely to say. In addition, there are publications that point out that the exposure of the throat to the cold increases the frequency of headaches. Although ice cream is made of milk, it contains sugar which we call simple sugar. Excessive consumption of sugar can cause diarrhea and tooth decay. There is no harm in daily consumption of ice cream in weak children with energy shortages. Overweight children who do not need excess energy are more likely to consume 1.2 times a week. In particular, it is necessary to pasteurize the milk from which the ice cream is made and prevent it from spreading with microorganisms during preparation. Milk is a very suitable environment for the growth of microorganisms. Bacteria can grow more easily especially in summer months. For this reason, freezing in the heat breaks down more easily and becomes harmful to health. For this reason, caution should be exercised in outdoor ice creams. Packaged ice creams may be preferred. These products should also be considered, storage and expiration date. There is no evidence that ice cream has a digestive accelerator effect. Excess ice cream and frequent consumption can cause overweight by overloading unnecessary calories. It is important to get enough calcium in child nutrition. Milk, cheese, yogurt are the most important sources of calcium. One glass of milk (240 ml) contains 300 mg of calcium, while 1 pack of ice cream (52 g) contains only 70 mg of calcium. In a recent report by the American Academy of Pediatrics entitled kalsiyum Calcium requirements in children “, milk, yoghurt, cheese and various vegetables and fruits (broccoli, spinach, oranges, potatoes) are considered among the recommended nutrients for calcium requirements, while ice cream is not included. So ice cream is not the basic food in child nutrition. This taste, which children enjoy with, is an additional supportive food for children who do not consume enough milk and milk products if they are consumed as 1.2 balls once a day. It also gives them a sweet coolness in summer. It increases the happiness hormones in children and makes the family relations more positive.