healthy eating
October 10, 2018

Consumer Reports’ food safety team analyzed 50 nationally distributed packaged foods made for babies and toddlers, checking for cadmium, lead, mercury, and inorganic arsenic, the type most harmful to health. Their testing showed concerning levels of arsenic, cadmium, and lead in many popular baby and toddler foods.

Author: Jesse Hirsch
Source: Consumer Reports
Estimated time to read: 27:41

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August 9, 2018

Picky eating is common among toddlers. Babies usually grow a lot and quickly in their first year but their growth rate and appetite slows down in the second year. In addition, toddlers are learning lots of new skills like talking, walking, scribbling and so forth. During this period of rapid change, they often seek consistency as much as possible, including sticking to the same small group of foods.

Children’s appetites and eating behaviors typically level out with time. But here are simple tips that can help parents get through the picky eater stage.