Good nutrition during a child’s earliest years sets the foundation for lifelong health. It provides the essential building blocks for brain development, healthy growth and a strong immune system. However, too many children in the U.S. are not getting a healthy diet – fewer than half of children eat a vegetable on any given day. What’s more, determining what to feed their little ones can be overwhelming for new parents. More than half of mothers say they receive mixed messages about what to feed their young children. Parents both need and deserve practical and trustworthy information on infant and toddler feeding.
1,000 Days has launched a series of bite-sized videos on one of the biggest questions parents have: how to introduce solid foods. 1,000 Days partnered with experts including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Healthy Eating Research (HER) to provide accessible and evidence-based information about what, when, and how to feed infants and toddlers. The series of 12 videos can be found at www.thousanddays.org/for-parents.
Here’s the first video, “Is your baby ready to start eating foods?”