I wasn’t going to post anything this week — as I’m away from my broadband connection in the city. However, this study (which I heard about on NPR) is so disturbing that I had to post something about it. I still can’t believe people would think that this kind of a diet is suitable for a baby!
Even before their second birthday, many American children are developing the same bad eating habits that plague the nation’s adults — too much fat, sugar and salt and too few fruits and vegetables.
A new study of more than 3,000 youngsters found significant numbers of infants and toddlers are downing french fries, pizza, candy and soda. Children aged 1 to 2 years require about 950 calories per day, but the study found that the median intake for that age group is 1,220 calories, — an excess of nearly 30 percent. For those 7 months to 11 months old, the daily caloric surplus was about 20 percent.