Tuesday, 26 June 2018

Baby food pouches can be a gateway to bad eating habits

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Pouches of pureed baby food can seem like a godsend to busy parents, but some experts say that babies and toddlers who use them too much can miss out on the developmental skills that will contribute to healthy eating habits.

The features that make pouches so convenient, though – the smooth texture and squeeze packaging – have some experts concerned. They caution against relying on them too much, saying that they can be a gateway to bad long-term snacking habits and routine overeating (not to mention the environmental impacts of the single-use packages).

They may be super convenient and healthy, but experts say your toddlers might be missing out on other important skills in the long run.

Read more @ https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/lifestyle/food-pouches-good-for-babies-eating-habits-parents-10452890

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