Do you remember the first time you fed your child baby food? I remember. I made my own for the most part, but when I didn’t have time I bought jars. I know not all parents have the time to make their own baby food, but did you ever wonder what was “really” in those baby food jars? Beech-Nut knows we worry about the foods we feed our babies, and that’s exactly why they are now revealing their recipes to the public.
|One of my favorite pictures of Brody (2010)|
I remember the first time I fed Brody solid food. It was fresh mashed carrots and yellow squash. With food all over his face in the above photo, it reminds me of when we went to restaurants we would pack food from home for him. I know it’s a lot of work to make your own baby food, but thankfully there are alternatives to good nutrition baby food.
In case you haven’t heard, Beech-Nut is the first baby food company in the U.S. to reveal exact percentage of ingredients in its jars and pouches. That makes them a transparent company that is honest in labeling practices. You certainly have to appreciate that. They have listed the percentages of each ingredient for all its jars and pouches on their website. Now, that has to be reassuring for parents, especially first-time parents.
A great article from the Center For Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) mentions that Beech-Nut has disclosed exact percentages of key ingredients. For more on that story visit CSPI website.
I remember last year trying a couple of Beech-Nut’s baby foods in the jar…and I distinctively remember liking them so much that I used them in my juices. As a concerned parent, still to this day I hover over what we feed Brody. He’s 5 yrs old now and going into Kindergarten. I will be packing a lunch for him everyday.
To see the percentage of breakdown of the ingredients included in Beech-Nut jars and pouches and to learn more about their transparency efforts be sure to visit Beech-Nut today!