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Serenity Kids Organic Butternut Squash & Spinach Pouch -- 3.5 oz Each / Pack of 6


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Serenity Kids Organic Butternut Squash & Spinach Pouch -- 3.5 oz Each / Pack of 6

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Serenity Kids Organic Butternut Squash & Spinach Pouch Description

  • Organic Butternut Squash & Spinach with Avocado Oil
  • No Sugary Fruits
  • Non GMO Project Verified
  • USDA Organic
  • 6+ Months

Serenity Kids® Makes Baby Food For Conscious Families

 

Veggies & Fats

Babies need veggies and 30 g of fat per day to help grow their bodies and brains.

 

4 Simple Ingredients

organic butternut squasg

organic spinach

organic avocado oil

water

 

Our Organic Butternut Squash & Spinach baby food is packed with nutrition and flavor because every bite counts! This savory blend of butternut squash and spinach has zero added sugars or sugary fruits which allows your little one to develop a love for the rich taste of squash and greens at an early age. We add organic avocado oil for essential fatty acids that aid in nutrient absorption and brain development. Plus, we only use the highest quality of ingredients that are USDA certified organic and grown exclusively on American farms!

 

With no added preservatives, our allergen-free, easy grab and go pouch is the most nutritious low sugar baby food option for your little one. Make your baby a Serenity Baby!


Directions

Refrigerate after opening & serve within 24 hours. Do not microwave.
Free Of
Gluten, grains, dairy, nuts, eggs, fillers, added sugars and GMOs.

*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: 1 Pouch (99 g)
Servings per Container: 6
Amount Per Serving% Daily Value
Calories80
Total Fat5 g17%
   Saturated Fat1 g
   Trans Fat0 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium10 mg
Total Carbohydrate9 g9%
   Dietary Fiber0 g
   Total Sugars2 g
     Includes 0g Added Sugars0%
Protein1 g5%
Vitamin D0 mcg0%
Calcium25 mg10%
Iron1 mg10%
Potassium130 mg20%
Other Ingredients: Organic butternut squash, organic spinach, organic avocado oil, water.
Warnings

Caution: Keep cap out of reach of children. If cap seal is broken or pouch looks damaged or unusually inflated, please discard. Always use with adult supervision.

The product packaging you receive may contain additional details or may differ from what is shown on our website. We recommend that you reference the complete information included with your product before consumption and do not rely solely on the details shown on this page. For more information, please see our full disclaimer.
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Can You Train Your Baby's Taste Preferences?

Whether you’re already a parent or hope to become one soon, you may have wondered what sort of eater your little one will become. Will they refuse to eat anything besides chicken nuggets and apple juice, or will they love foods like broccoli and salmon? It’s a common belief that your child's taste preferences are unchangeable, and that dealing with picky eating is an inevitable part of parenthood. Thankfully, this doesn’t have to be the case! Read on to learn about what influences a child’s taste preferences and how you can help develop them into healthy, adventurous eaters.

Baby in High Chair With Spoon in Mouth Developing Healthy Taste Preferences by Eating Nutritious Food | Vitacost.com/blog

When do taste preferences develop?

Believe it or not, your baby begins to taste different flavors while still in the womb. Amniotic fluid during pregnancy is flavored from the foods and beverages the mother has consumed. This means that what a woman eats during pregnancy not only provides nourishment to herself and her growing baby, but may also be the start to shaping baby’s food preferences later in life. In fact, studies have shown that infants of mothers who ate large amounts of things like carrots and garlic during late pregnancy were more accepting of those flavors after birth. Pretty incredible! Your child’s flavor preferences continue to develop after birth. Breastfed infants will be exposed to the flavors of what their mother eats, since breast milk also passes on flavors to a nursing infant. As they get older, the introduction of solid foods serves as an even greater opportunity for flavor exposure. These early experiences, along with other biological, social and environmental factors serve as the foundation of food preference development.

How to help train your child’s taste preferences

Shaping your child’s taste preferences is much more in your control than you may think. Here are some tips:

1. Start early.

This means even before birth, if you can help it. Consider following a healthy pregnancy meal plan filled with whole, nutrient-packed foods and that encourages variety. If you plan to breastfeed, continuing to follow a balanced and varied diet can further help train your baby’s palate.

2. Offer a wide variety.

Once your baby is ready for solid foods, which the World Health Organization recommends starting at around 6 months old), focus on providing as many options as possible. Research shows that more variety in baby’s diets may lead to better food acceptance for the remainder of their lives. While you can introduce new foods in a variety of ways, participating in baby led weaning may help them become exposed to a wider variety of flavors and textures of different foods compared to other feeding practices. You can read more about baby led weaning in this post.

3. Encourage, but don’t force.

It can be tempting to try to force your child to eat certain foods that you perceive as healthy, yet studies show that this may backfire. Pressuring your child to eat something and having overly controlling feeding practices can interfere with taste preference development, cause a decreased liking of that food, and/or lead to more picky eaters. While it is your responsibility to offer the foods, your child is the one to determine how much and whether they choose to eat it.

4. Keep trying.

Don’t be discouraged if your child dislikes or won’t eat something the first time. Infants and toddlers may need as many as 15 exposures before accepting a new food. So don’t give up! Pairing new foods with ones your child already likes may also help with food acceptance and therefore assist with developing their taste preferences. Baby’s and young children base their food choices on things they are familiar with, so the more exposure, the better.

5. Utilize as many senses as possible.

Food acceptance involves much more than taste. Allow your child to explore their other senses by using strong smelling herbs and spices, letting them touch and feel different textures with their hands and mouth, and making sure there’s plenty of colors available for them to see. These help keep things interesting and exciting, and may help them be more accepting of new foods.

6. Consider starting with savory flavors.

While the American Academy of Pediatrics says that order may not matter when it comes to introducing solid foods, there may still be benefits to beginning with non-sweet flavors. Since your child already has an innate love for sweet things, you can help them learn to adapt to alternative and less popular flavors from things like vegetables, meats, dairy, and beans by offering them first, and doing so often. This doesn’t mean that sweet fruits are off the table, but try not to have them be the bulk or the sole source of foods offered. Keep in mind that foods with added sugars should not be offered at all before age 2, according to the new 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee.

7. Be a good role model.

Your baby is constantly watching you, as this is a major way that they learn. If you want them to eat a variety of healthy foods, make sure you’re doing so yourself. With baby-led weaning, you can even offer them age-appropriate foods directly from your plate!

8. Build upon healthy habits.

As your child grows, you will face endless opportunities to provide them with “kid food”, which usually involves little variety and are often not the healthiest choices. Rather than always succumbing to ordering from the kids menu, encourage your child to continue eating foods they have learned to accept at home. Don’t be afraid to offer them the same foods that you eat!

What if your child is already a picky eater?

If your child is struggling to accept many foods, all hope is not lost. It is never too late to work on shaping your child’s taste preferences by encouraging them to try new foods. While you may be faced with resistance for a while, it can be especially rewarding when they finally do begin eating a wider variety of foods. Nearly all kids will go through a picky eating phase at one time or another, so recognize that it can be temporary. Continue doing what you can to encourage healthy habits, and remember not to blame yourself.

In summary

As a parent, you play an important role in developing your child's taste preferences. Teaching them to accept a variety of healthy foods early on can jumpstart healthy eating habits throughout the rest of their life, which will have a big impact on their overall health. While you may not ever have complete control over what sort of eater they become, you can focus on what you can do, and try to have fun with it along the way!
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