I’ve been reading several books on toddler food and they all agree that some of the foods that is marketed to children is actually not very nutritious. Since apparently I can’t believe the packaging in the grocery store either, I’ve been trying to educate myself on nutrition before I shop, including the current Department of Agriculture recommendations at choosemyplate.gov, especially the section for preschoolers.
Two books I have found useful as my own baby starts eating more food from the family table are:
- The Baby Food Bible by Eileen Behan
- The Yale Guide to Children’s Nutrition, edited by William V. Tamborlane, M.D.
From the popularity of the new children’s nutrition books at the library, I can assume that this is a topic of interest to other parents in our community.
Does anyone else have a favorite source of healthy kid-friendly recipes, or a favorite book title to share?