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GREAT webpage from
on solids with answers to why to wait till 6 months to start solids

We pay upfront for food that
is good for us, or we pay
out back in health care cost.

Optimal nutrition is the
you can give yourself or
your children!

Fish is very important for brain development of the baby during pregnancy and children under age 2

Kids Eat what their PARENTS EAT
so Moms and Dads need to
          Someone once said, "We are what we eat?" A statement with much truth!  It's true as well that what we eat today, isn't the same food our ancestors ate.  While we enjoy an abundance of foods rich in textures and taste, many of our foods today are over processed and have little to offer nutritionally.  The results is we are well fed, but nutritionally starved.  In general as a culture, our bodies are getting bigger, yet our health is growing poorer. As a culture, we have become caught up in the fast pace, fast food, more is better lifestyle.  Globally obesity has reached epidemic proportions. In many developing countries, obesity co-exists with under-nutrition. Type 2 Diabetes is becoming increasingly more common even starting as early as middle school age students.  
         What can we do?  We can become educated and make wiser choices and teach our children about making healthier food choices.  Healthcare prevention by improving nutrition is much less expensive than the cost of treating major disease caused by poor nutrition.  

Food, Nutrition, Physical Activity, and the Prevention of Cancer: a Global Perspective
(includes 138 mentions of breastfeeding as cancer prevention)

"Children are being harmed more by poor diet than
by exposure to alcohol, drugs and tobacco combined."
Dr. David Katz, Yale School of Public Health
The Wall Street Journal, March 10, 2004

Baby Led Weaning is a website and online forum for feeding food instead of commerical baby food and letting baby take the led to good nutrition and weaning

BMI For Adults Widget

Opitimal nutrition can reduced
obesity and help eliminate Type II diabetes

For Parents a FREE online, easy to use,
Weight Lost Program
Recipes, Online Peer Support, Menu Planning, Exercise Tips
(Best of the Web Business Week, seen on Today, USA Today,
People, Ellen, Good Houskeeping, The Doctors)
Understanding Why Sugar is So Bad for Us
Robert H. Lustig, MD, UCSF Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology,
explores the damage caused by sugary foods.
How Our Western Environment Starves Kids' Brains


 Nutrition Books for Baby and Family

Milk Soy Protein

The best time
to start
a healthier diet
& lifestyle
is NOW.


 Baby Food Recipes

With a little planning, and a blender, a fork, a strainer, a food mill, or a baby food grinder, you can make foods for your baby at home.

Pureed Fruit Delight
1/2 cup freshly cooked or home-canned fruits, or cooked dried prunes (without sugar) (Use apples, pears, peaches, nectarines, apricots or prunes)
2-4 teaspoons liquid (water, unsweetened fruit juice — not citrus — or formula)
Remove skin and seeds. Press through a sieve, or put ingredients in food mill or blender and puree until smooth. Serve or freeze. Freeze no longer than one month.

Yummy Fresh Fruit
3/4 cup ripe fruit (uncooked peaches, nectarines, pears, or apricots) without sugar
1 tablespoon unsweetened fruit juice (not citrus)
Remove skin and seeds. Puree ingredients in baby food mill or blender until smooth. Serve or freeze. Freeze no longer than 1 month.

Vegetable Medley
1/2 cup cooked fresh, frozen or canned vegetables (potato, sweet potato, green beans, peas, carrots, yellow squash), without salt added
2-4 tablespoons cooking liquid, formula or water
Cook fresh vegetables or use frozen or canned vegetables without salt or seasoning. (Read labels for ingredients.) Press vegetable chunks through a sieve or baby food mill. Thin with cooking liquid or formula to eating consistency. Or put cooked vegetables and liquid in a blender and puree until smooth. Serve or freeze. Freeze no longer than 1 month.
Note: After the individual vegetables have been fed several times, some good combinations are: potatoes and carrots, potatoes and green beans, carrots and peas.

Applesauce Deluxe
1 medium apple
4 tablespoons pineapple juice
Peel, quarter, and core apple. Cook with pineapple juice until soft. Blend until smooth in texture.

Bananas Plain and Simple
Ripe bananas may be pureed or mashed and fed to your baby directly.

Your Choice Combo Dish
(for babies over 8 months)
1 cup cooked, cubed or diced meat (cut off fat)
1/2 cup cooked rice, potato, noodles, or macaroni
2/3 cup cooked, diced vegetables
3/4 to 1 cup liquid (formula, broth, or water)
Combine and blend until smooth. Serve or freeze in serving-size containers. If frozen, use within 1 month.
Note: If you prepare combination dishes, use them only after you have fed the individual food several times.

Simple Strained Meat or Poultry
(for babies over 8 months)
1/2 cup cooked meat (small pieces of lean chicken, beef, turkey, or pork)
2-4 tablespoons meat broth or formula
Cook lean meat (fat, skin, and connective tissue removed) over low heat in a small amount of water. Puree meat and liquid until smooth. Serve or freeze. Freeze no longer than 1 month.

Egg Yolk Puree
(for babies over 8 months)
Cook 1 egg in simmering water 15 to 20 minutes. Remove shell. Remove yolk and mash with 1 tablespoon of formula or water until smooth. Serve or freeze. Freeze no longer than 1 month.
Note: Use only the yolk. Avoid feeding egg whites until 1 year to avoid problems with allergies. Use the extra egg white in the family’s casseroles, salads, or sandwiches.

Creamy Custard
(for babies over 1 year)
3 egg yolks
2 tablespoons sugar
2 cups milk, warmed
Mix egg yolks and sugar. Stir in milk and mix well. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until mixture coats the spoon. Refrigerate. Use within 2 to 3 days

Q: Is it harmful to feed baby carrots?
                                                A: Myths and Facts About Nitrates and Homemade Baby Food

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