Peanuts!

The American Academy of Pediatrics recently released a report encouraging early introduction of peanut based foods to prevent allergies.

There is a growing body of research that indicates early introduction of peanut-based foods to infants as early as 6 months (after other solid foods are tolerated) can prevent peanut allergies.

“There is no reason to delay giving your baby foods that are thought of as allergens like peanut products, eggs or fish,” said Dr. Scott Sicherer, MD, FAAP, a coauthor of the report. “These foods can be added to the diet early, just like foods that are not common allergens, like rice, fruits or vegetables.” Continue reading “Peanuts!”

Apple Taste Test

Need a creative rainy-day activity that’s fun AND encourages adventurous eating? Try an apple taste test!

Collect a variety of apples such as: Gala, Red Delicious, Honeycrisp, or Granny Smith.

At home, line up the apples and make observations with your budding scientist. What do you see? Is the apple round or oval? Red, green, or yellow? Shiny or dull? Which apple would you guess is the sweetest?    Continue reading “Apple Taste Test”