Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Get the white out of baby's first foods, pediatrician says

Concerned about increasing childhood obesity and growing rates of diabetes, some pediatricians want to change how babies eat.

Pediatrician Alan Greene is encouraging parents to abandon white rice cereal in favor of more nutritious brown rice cereals or even a homemade brown rice mash or vegetable purée. He is concerned that babies are getting hooked on the taste of highly processed white rice and flour, which could set them up for a lifetime of bad habits, such as a weakness for cakes and cookies.

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