Nurturing Care Framework Provides Opportunity to Invest in Nutrition

Ensuring the health and potential of a child starts in pregnancy and continues throughout life. In fact, a child’s brain and body grow more rapidly in the 1,000-day window between pregnancy and age two than at any other point in human development. To take advantage of that window of opportunity, various “nurturing care” supports including … Continued

Statement on President Trump’s proposal to cut funding for CHIP

This week the White House proposed to cut $7 billion from the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). This directly contradicts a bipartisan bill passed by Congress and signed into law by the President just a few months ago that extended funding for CHIP. This abrupt about-face threatens the health insurance coverage for the more than … Continued

What foods should my baby avoid?

Before your baby turns 1, there are some foods you should avoid giving him or her. Some foods should be avoided because they could cause sickness or safety concerns, while other foods should be avoided because they are unhealthy. Foods to avoid include: Cow’s milk: Drinking cow’s milk before age 1 may put your baby … Continued

What foods should my baby avoid?

Before your baby turns 1, there are some foods you should avoid giving him or her. Some foods should be avoided because they could cause sickness or safety concerns, while other foods should be avoided because they are unhealthy. Foods to avoid include: Cow’s milk: Drinking cow’s milk before age 1 may put your baby … Continued

How to cook baby’s first meat

As your baby begins to try foods for the first time, it is important that he or she eat foods that are rich in iron and zinc. Iron is a key nutrient that is important for babies’ growing bodies and brains. Meats – like chicken, turkey and beef – are full of iron and can … Continued

No-cook first foods

Not all homemade baby foods require cooking. Try these easy, no-cook first foods for babies. All you need is a fork for mashing. Banana Simply peel a ripe banana and mash it with a fork. Add water, breast milk or infant formula for a smoother texture. Avocado Cut and peel the avocado. Mash it with … Continued

How to cook sweet potato

Sweet potatoes are rich in several essential nutrients like potassium, calcium, and vitamins A, C, and B-complex. All of these are important for your baby’s growing body and brain. And sweet potatoes are simple to make! Here are steps to cook sweet potato for your baby: Step 1: Wash, peel and cut your sweet potato … Continued

How to cook broccoli

As your baby begins to try foods for the first time, it is important that he or she eat foods that are rich in iron and zinc. Broccoli is full of iron and other important nutrients that are essential for baby’s growing body and brain. And it is easy to make! Here are steps to … Continued

How to win at mealtime

Your baby is hungry… now what? With these helpful hints, mealtime can be as easy as Ready, Set, Go! Get Ready: Before you feed your baby, wash your hands and theirs. Get Set: Set your baby in a high chair so that he or she is sitting up-right. And help set the mood by removing … Continued

What to expect when introducing first foods

So your baby is ready to try foods for the first time? Great! As a first step: Start with a small amount of a single-ingredient food. As a tip, you can put a small amount into a bowl for your baby to sample, and then store the rest in the refrigerator or freezer to use … Continued