What to Feed Your Baby: A Pediatrician's Guide to the Eleven Essential Foods to Guarantee Veggie-Loving, No-Fuss, Healthy-Eating Kids
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As a pediatrician, spokesperson for the American Academy of Pediatrics, and mother of three boys, Dr. Tanya Altmann knows that good nutrition is essential for healthy kids. In What to Feed Your Baby, Dr. Tanya provides the latest nutritional recommendations and best practices for feeding babies and young children. The simple, fool-proof program focuses on serving eleven foundation foods: eggs, prunes, avocado, fish, yogurt/cheese/milk, nuts, chicken/beans, fruit, green veggies, whole grains, and water. What to Feed Your Baby helps parents set their children up for a lifetime of healthy choices—and say goodbye to picky eating forever!
soft or mashed foods, depending on their preference. While it’s perfectly fine to offer pieces of food from your plate, remember that you’re training your little one’s palate, so try to avoid sugar, salt, and other additives that your infant doesn’t need (and you really don’t either). At the first taste of juice or fast food (with their added sugar and salt, respectively), your infant may get hooked, so delay juice and fast food as long as possible. Dr. Tanya’s Tip: Two Spoons Are Better Than
short-order cook. You will have the best results if you make (or a caregiver makes) one meal for everyone, with individuals choosing which components they want to eat. 3. Keep your home a safe zone. You may have done an excellent job of shielding your child from juice, birthday cake, and piñata candy, but exposure increases at this age as he attends more birthday parties and playdates. It’s important to keep the food in your house healthy and simple—save the juice boxes and candy for parties and
includes grains and carbs. I’ve shared why I believe family meals are important and how to keep them super and simple. Now it’s up to you to plan a little and incorporate meals into your family’s busy life. Starting early will help set the routine and pattern for healthy family meals as your children grow. As your kids experience events during the day (both positive and challenging), they will think to themselves, “I’ll share this with Mommy and Daddy tonight at dinner.” It’s a special way to
statements such as, “Bananas in particular, though rich in vitamins, are a naughty food for baby and should be had in moderation.”36 Fruit is a wonderful and healthy food you should serve frequently. Another example is: “Jarred baby foods are made at such high heat that any vitamins once in that all-natural, organic container of butternut squash have been nearly obliterated (and then added back in artificially).”37 This is a pretty broad statement with little factual backup. Two especially
to Give Your Child a Head Start in the First 3 Years and host of VH1 Family Therapy with Dr. Jenn “What to Feed Your Baby whips together equal portions of facts and kid-friendly recipes for parents hoping to raise healthy eaters. Dr. Tanya’s recommendations and list of Eleven Foundation Foods provide an easy-to-follow guide for parents looking for advice and feeding schedules to help even the pickiest kids. This is a must-have book for every family’s dinner table!” — Jennifer Shu, M.D.,