I know that feeding your little one healthy food is easier said than done! BUT, what you feed them today has a huge impact on their health later in life! That is why I have teamed up with Beech-Nut to bring you this sponsored segment: New Research on Infant & Toddler Nutrition. If you’re a mom to a little one, you need to watch this video.
New Research on Infant, Toddler Nutrition
As a mother to my almost 2-year-old son Ransom Kingsley, I know that feeding your little one a healthy, well-balanced diet is easier said than done. As a registered dietitian nutritionist I also know how critically important it is to build healthy habits with our children starting from the moment we introduce solid foods. That is why I have teamed up with Beech-Nut Nutrition to share with you the new research on infant and toddler nutrition.
Watch the Video Below!
- Just-issued research from Beech-Nut shows that babies have more balanced diets for the short window between 6-8 months when they are given baby food. Once processed table foods are introduced, their diets jump in sodium and added sugar.
- By 12 months babies are consuming more foods high in sodium and added sugars than they are nutrient-rich foods like whole grains, vegetables and whole fruits.
- By 15 months, babies eat 6 ½ teaspoons of added sugars per day, mainly from fruit drinks, soda, cookies, sweetened yogurt and ready-eat-cereals, which are introduced into the diet as early as 9 months. What it means: To put that into perspective, an 8-ounce cup of cola has about 6 ½ teaspoons of sugar. So, babies are eating as much sugar in a day as what you’ll find in an entire cup of soda!
- Less than half of babies are consuming any vegetables by the time they are 23 months old. And, for the babies who do eat vegetables, the most common veggie is potatoes from French fries and potato chips. What it means: When processed options like fries and chips are the most common form of vegetable, babies are missing out on nutrient-dense choices found in green veggies. In fact, only 1 percent of babies consume green vegetables!
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I hope this new research on infant and toddler nutrition inspires you to feed your babies just a few more fruits and vegetables each day! Remember, even just baby steps are steps in the right direction. From the time we introduce solid foods to our babies we are shaping their health so start your little ones off on the right foot as soon as possible ♥ Be sure to share this article with a mom you know, and don’t forget to Pin this article for later!
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