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Sweet excess: How the baby food industry hooks toddlers on sugar, salt and fat

Posted on AllSides October 17th, 2019
From The Left

Leading health organizations recently released their first consensus recommendations about what young children should be drinking: only breast milk or, if necessary, infant formula until a baby is six months old, with water introduced around then, and plain cow’s milk at around their first birthday.

That’s it. No juice, no flavored or plant-based milks, no caffeinated beverages or sodas.

The good news is parents of infants seem to be on the right track — breastfeeding is on the rise. But once children get into the toddler zone, it’s pandemonium.


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