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Gerber Puffs Cereal Snacks Banana & Strawberry Apple -- 4 Canister


Gerber Puffs Cereal Snacks Banana & Strawberry Apple
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Gerber Puffs Cereal Snacks Banana & Strawberry Apple -- 4 Canister

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Gerber Puffs Cereal Snacks Banana & Strawberry Apple Description

  • Melt-In-Their-Mouth Good
  • Perfectly Sized For Picking Up
  • Non-GMO Project Verified
  • No Artificial Flavors or Artifical Sweeterners
  • 5 Essential Vitamins and Minerals For Babies
  • 2g of WHole Grains Per Serving

Crawlers

Your child may be ready if she or he: • Crawls with stomach off the floor • Begins to self-feed with fingers • Begins to use jaw to mash food.

 

Specially Made For Your Child

The experts at Gerber have designed the Graduates line of meal options, drinks and snacks for the developmental and nutritional needs at each stage, from Crawlers to Toddlers age 2 and older.


Directions

Use within 14 days for optimal freshness.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.


Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 60 Pieces 7 g (About 1/2 Cup)
Servings per Container: About 12
Amount Per Serving% Daily Value
Calories25
Total Fat0 g0%
Sodium0 mg
  Total Carbohydrate6 g6%
   Total Sugars1 g
Includes 1 g Added Sugars
Protein0 g0%
Iron1.4 mg10%
Vitamin E0.5 mg10%
Thiamine0.05 mg15%
Niacin0.6 mg
Vitamin B60.05 mg15%
Other Ingredients: Rice flour, whole wheat flour, wheat starch, cane sugar, whole grain oat flour, dried apple puree, natural banana flavor, less than 1% of: mixed tocopherols (to maintain freshness), sunflower lecithin, caramel color, turmeric extract color,
Warnings

This product should only be fed to seated, supervised children who are accustomed to chewing solid foods.

Caution: Discard plastic strip after opening.

Consumer Storage Instructions.

This product should only be fed to seated, supervised children who are accustomed to chewing solid foods.

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Yes, Toxic Metals Lurk in Baby Food. Here's How to Avoid Them.

If you have a baby, you likely were startled by an October 2019 study showing 95 percent of baby food containers that were tested had at least one of four toxic heavy metals — arsenic, cadmium, lead and mercury.

The study, commissioned by the Healthy Babies Bright Futures initiative, found that one-fourth of the 168 baby foods tested contained all four of these toxic heavy metals.

Baby Boy Leaning Forward in High Chair Being Spoon Fed by Parent Who Has Ensured No Toxic Metals in Baby Food | Vitacost.com/blog

“Even in the trace amounts found in food, these contaminants can alter the developing brain and erode a child’s IQ,” the study warns. “The impacts add up with each meal or snack a baby eats.”

Samantha Radford, who holds a Ph.D. in analytical chemistry and runs the Evidence-based Mommy website, says it’s virtually impossible to avoid these toxic metals in our food supply. That’s because these metals are found in soil, Radford says, and anything that’s grown for us to consume — from apples to zucchini — comes from the soil. Therefore, you can’t entirely avoid these metals if you buy regular or organic baby foods or you make your own baby foods.

Thankfully, you can take steps to lower your baby’s exposure to arsenic, cadmium, lead and mercury.

1. Skip rice cereal.

Healthy Babies Bright Futures identifies rice cereal as the No. 1 source of arsenic in infants’ diets. As an alternative, try cereals with lower-arsenic ingredients like oatmeal and multigrain flour.

Your baby won’t be missing out on much by removing rice cereal from their diet, as it’s low in protein and high in carbs.

2. Ditch rice-based snacks.

Puffs and other snacks made with rice flour are loaded with arsenic, according to Health Babies Healthy Futures. Therefore, you should opt for rice-free packaged snacks. Even better, go with snacks like apples, unsweetened applesauce, bananas, beans, cheese, grapes, hard-boiled eggs, peaches or yogurt, the organization recommends.

3. Cut back on carrots and sweet potatoes.

While carrots and sweet potatoes supply vitamin A and other nutrients, Healthy Babies Healthy Futures says they’re laced with cadmium and lead. You can still put carrots and sweet potatoes on your baby’s plate, but be sure to add plenty of other fruits and vegetables to minimize the impact from cadmium and lead, the group says.

4. Be choosy about juice.

Healthy Babies Healthy Futures advises that apple, pear, grape and other fruit juices include arsenic and lead.

“Levels aren’t as high as in some other foods, but toddlers drink juice often, so it’s a top exposure source,” the group says.

To reduce reliance on juice, quench your youngster’s thirst with water or milk, Healthy Babies Healthy Futures recommends.

5. Ditch teething biscuits.

Teething biscuits seem innocent enough, but they frequently contain arsenic, cadmium and lead, according to Healthy Babies Healthy Futures. In addition, they lack nutrients and can lead to tooth decay. Instead of teething biscuits, doctors and dentists suggest teething-pain solutions like a frozen banana, a peeled and chilled cucumber, or a clean, cold wet washcloth or spoon, according to Healthy Babies Healthy Futures.

What else can you do?

Aside from making changes in your little one’s diet, you can sign a petition started by Healthy Babies Healthy Futures calling on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to limit the amounts of arsenic and lead in rice-based baby foods, particularly rice puffs.

“The FDA must set strong standards that require baby food to have no measurable amount of these heavy metals in children's food products, and companies must swiftly remove these toxins,” U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, a Connecticut Democrat, says in a news release. “Anything short [of that] is a repugnant failure to protect children from irreversible health impacts during critical developmental years.”

Healthy Babies Health Futures notes that baby food companies are working to boost the safety of rice-containing baby food. For instance, levels of arsenic in infants’ rice cereal are nearly 40 percent lower today than what they were 10 years ago.

In the end, Radford says parents shouldn’t be “overly alarmed” by the metals-in-baby-food study, since “the metal content of baby food really isn’t any more elevated than all the other food that adults and older children consume every day.”

“While you may be hoping to create a perfect world for your baby, keep in mind that food contaminants can occur in any part of our food system. Also, pollutants are found in our air and water, and vary based on location,” adds Amanda Kostro Miller, a registered dietitian who sits on the board of advisers of the Smart Healthy Living website.

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