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Introducing Foods to Your Infant

Introducing Foods to Your Infant

I distinctly remember our first family Thanksgiving after our daughter was born. Danielle was almost six months old and her diet consisted of breast milk, occasional formula, infant rice cereal, and fork mashed banana.  Seated in her special clip-onto-the-table-seat at the large oak dining room table, she looked happy and excited to watch all the joyfully animated faces of her aunts, uncles, grandparents, and cousins.  As I fed her spoonfuls of Gerber Rice Cereal followed by some banana, I felt sad for her. ...

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What is a Healthy Plate?

What is a Healthy Plate?

“Just tell me exactly what to eat!” This is what most people think they need to be told in order to have success with losing weight, lowering cholesterol, controlling blood pressure, or whatever clinical outcome they hope to achieve. Yet, when health care providers comply by handing out just such a specific diet plan dictating EXACTLY what, when, and how much to eat—the joy is only momentary. Within days, most people find that such a restrictive diet cannot be continued. How do you watch others enjoying...

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