Welcome to Nutritious Start!
I’m delighted that you’re here! That tells me that you have either decided to make baby food or you are weighing your options. I hope to encourage working and stay at home parents, like YOU, to give your precious little ones a nutritious start by providing wholesome baby food recipes and simple directions for storing baby food! Making and storing baby food will also save you time and money!
See Homemade vs Store Bought Baby Food to help you weigh your options.
Nutritious Start Provides
This is a new site. New baby food recipes and articles written by Professor Claudia Cochran (my sister!) will be added often.
- Answers to important FAQs
- Stage 1 and Stage 2 puree baby food recipes
- Finger foods and Smoothie recipes
- Information about food allergies
- Top 10 choking hazard foods
- Foods that cause gas and bloating
- Current Dirty Dozen and Clean 15 reports
- Directions on how to store baby food
- Directions on how to create puree combinations
- Rachel’s Essentials
- Nutrition facts and health benefits for all ingredients
We want this site to include topics about Nutrition and Nurturing. Claudia’s Corner is a site about nurturing those beautiful babies. This section includes articles and posts about Parenting topics for babies of all ages. Claudia will be sharing articles about our own challenges that we have faced as parents and also our viewer-inspired articles.
The Importance of Early Childhood Nutrition
Establishing healthy eating habits during infancy is one of the best things that you can do for your baby!
Good nutrition plays a very important role in all of the fetal development stages and continues throughout the early years of life.
An inadequate diet can lead to nutrient deficiency diseases such as kidney disease, cancer, diabetes, hypertension, obesity and eating disorders. Malnutrition reduces cell production, which can cause impairments in sensory, motor and cognitive brain development.
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