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Baby Food: Is it Loaded with Sodium and Sugar?

February 4, 20159 min
Do your kiddos eat commercially prepared foods? They may be loaded with sugar and sodium! Way too much for children to be eating!Approximately 79% of US children aged 1 to 3 years exceed the upper level of 1500 mg/d of sodium recommended by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) for this age group, and 23% of US children aged 2 to 5 years are overweight or obese.What does this mean for your child?According to the 2014 American Academy of Pediatrics Nutrition Handbook, “food choices to be encouraged, whether home orcommercially prepared, are those with no added salt or sugar.”Listen in as Melissa Cogswell, MD discusses the latest findings and the truths behind today's commercial baby foods. 

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