Did you know that french fries are the most commonly consumed vegetable for toddlers? You probably did not even think of it. I have noticed that most of my friends are too tired to cook, or too lazy to buy raw vegetables for their toddler. Mothers are taking their children to McDonald’s and Wendy’s at the age of 10 months. Infants are drinking Pepsi from a bottle at a young age. I have to be honest, my mother did the same thing for me. She used to think that shaking the bottle up and making all the fizz go away, made the Pepsi “more healthier” for me. It is very devastating to hear that 25% of children do not even consume a single fruit or vegetable serving on a given day. America is having an increased number of overweight children, mainly because children are starting bad habits at such a young age. The Start Healthy, Stay Healthy campaign is dedicated to providing consumers with the importance of starting healthy eating habits at an early age. Gerber’s Feeding Infants and Toddlers Study performed a study concerning dietary patterns and nutrient intakes of 3,000 infants and toddlers from 4-24 months, which revealed inappropriate foods entering the diet at a very young age. Gerber is encouraging mothers to take a pledge. Gerber is taking a pledge, also. Gerber pledges “to help nourish a healthier generation, one baby at a time.” Now is the time for you, as a mother, to take a pledge! You can create your own Start Healthy, Stay Healthy pledge with other mothers and stick to it. Keeping your baby happy and healthy should be a number one priority. Take the time to check out the Start Healthy, Stay Healthy YouTube Channel! To spread the word and encourage mothers to take a pledge, Gerber is giving away a Gerber diaper bag backpack filled with a recipe tin and teddy bear to one lucky Pj Mommy reader!
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