Did you know that French fries are the most commonly consumed vegetable by toddlers age 15-24 months? (Not surprising to me at all actually.) Or that soda is being served to infants as young as 8 months? These are the findings from Gerber’s Feeding Infants and Toddlers Study (FITS), a groundbreaking study of the dietary patterns and nutrient intakes of 3,000 infants and toddlers from 4-24 months, which revealed inappropriate foods entering the diet at a shockingly young age and that as many as 25% of children did not consume a single fruit or vegetable serving on a given day.
I am a firm believer of having at least 2 vegetables with every meal and always have fruit in the house. All three of my boys eat both and while my oldest would rather do without, he still eats them because he knows the benefits of them. I can’t stress it enough that it almost always takes more than 2 or 3 times to get your child to really get a hold of the taste. Keep trying!
Gerber is dedicated to improving the nutrition and eating habits of your growing children from birth to preschool through the Start Healthy, Stay Healthy campaign. Create your own Start Healthy Stay Healthy pledge and don’t forget to check out the Start Healthy, Stay Healthy YouTube channel!
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