Babies need protein and healthy fats to grow their brains and bodies. Unfortunately, most baby food on the supermarket shelves is low in these macronutrients, and alarmingly high in sugar.
How can we nourish our little ones well from the start? Joe and Serenity Carr, the couple behind Serenity Kids baby food, offer their tips on today’s podcast.They cover how to handle picky eaters, the “flavor window” from 4 to 18-months that is critical to broaden a child’s palate, the importance of modeling healthy eating, and what fats to avoid & which to include when nourishing children.
They also tell their own health journey and why they are so committed to helping every family make every bite count for their little ones.
Highlights from the conversation include:
- Joe and Serenity’s health stories
- How they filled a hole in the baby food market
- The scary amount of sugar in store-bought baby foods
- Why conventional baby food is generally high in sugar, and low in fat
- The lack of nutrient density in baby food (especially pouches)
- Health concerns with store-bought baby foods
- Feeding a baby nutrient-dense foods vs. store-bought foods
- Unhealthy symptoms that are deemed normal
- The “flavor window” for children
- How convenience doesn’t always have to be unhealthy
- Concerns over foods in pouches
- Handling picky eaters
- Importance of modeling good dietary habits
- How parents with “bad” food behavior can raise children to have better habits
- Healthy fats vs. industrial seed oils
- Leaky gut and mental health issues in America
Joe and Serenity’s website