Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Nourishing your Little One

Last week the CBC published an article about a University of Calgary study which has been done on baby and toddler foods available in Canadian supermarkets. The study found that 53% of these foods had more than 20 per cent of calories coming from sugar and some even had more than 80% of calories from sugar.

"After examining sugar and sodium levels on 186 food products specifically marketed for babies and toddlers and sold at nine stores in Calgary, Elliott found:
  • 40 per cent of products listed sugar — or some variant like corn syrup, cane syrup, brown sugar, or dextrose — in the first four ingredients on the label.
  • 19 per cent listed sugar in some form as either the first or second ingredient."
Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/health/story/2010/06/28/baby-toddler-food-sugar.html#ixzz0sutlqCu2

If you find this as shocking and horrifying as I do, you may be interested in attending my free workshop
this THURSDAY - BABY STEPS: INTRODUCING SOLID FOODS. Participants will learn how to make their own sugar-free baby foods, while gaining an understanding of the key components to infant nutrition.

In this interactive, baby friendly, workshop we will explore:
- how to let your baby guide the process
- how to get started
- key stages in introduction
- which foods are best at each stage of introduction
- how to avoid, and detect allergies and sensitivities
- making your own baby food (we will make, and taste some in class!)
- recipes for baby food, and methods for storage and freezing
- what to look for with store-bought products
- recommended resources and references

Email Alicia asap if you would like to register, as there are few spaces available!

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