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New Guidelines Suggest Introducing Foods like Peanuts to Babies as Young as 4-6 Months Help Prevent Allergies
Jenna Helwig, Parents Food Editor and author of a new book, REAL BABY FOOD tells us how.
Until now, we believed that introducing babies to foods slowly would reduce the risk of developing an allergic reaction. Now, new research indicates that the delay could potentially increase the risk of developing a food allergy. The latest recommendations from the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology are in sharp contrast to earlier guidelines that children should put off having foods like peanuts, eggs shellfish, and fish until age 3.
Parents magazine food editor, Jenna Helwig, helps parents navigate these new guidelines and offers tips on how to cook for babies and toddlers from 6 months to 3 years in a way that makes the process easy, fast, and flexible, starting with simple purees and moving on to finger foods and toddler meals.peanuts
• Results of the new LEAP Study (Learning Early About Peanut Allergy) indicating that a delay in introducing potentially allergenic foods to babies might actually cause more harm than good.
• How to safely introduce new foods to baby and toddler.
• How to encourage a lifetime of clean healthy eating for your baby.
• How to discourage “picky eaters”.
• How not to leave out the rest of the family when making dinner for toddler.
JENNA HELWIG is the food editor for Parents magazine and has ap-peared on the Today show numerous times demonstrating kid-friendly recipes. She is also a freelance writ¬er, culinary instructor, and person¬al chef, and founded Rosaberry, a culinary services company devoted to helping families eat better. Jenna lives in Brooklyn with her husband and daughter.