Heart Health Starts In Infancy

by Roberta Duyff, MS RDN FAND

Heart Health Starts In Infancy Develop heart-healthy eating habits from the start. Breastfeed for the first year and transition to other nutrient sources between four to six months. Wait until a baby is at least six months old to offer juice, then limit it to 4 to 6 ounces per day. Avoid overfeeding or forcing a baby to finish meals if he or she isn't hungry. Repeatedly give healthful foods, even if he or she initially won't eat them. And avoid introducing foods without overall nutritional value, just to provide calories.
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Roberta L Duyff MS RDN FAND

Roberta Duyff, MS RDN FAND

Author of "Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Complete Food and Nutrition Guide, Fourth Edition" and "365 Days of Healthy Eating from the American Dietetic Association" (both published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New Jersey).




  • Cook healthy

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