Does Your Child Need Allergy Free Options?
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Kate Geagan, M.S., R.D.N.
Dietitian and sustainable nutrition pioneer
At the Earth’s Best® brand, we are parents too, which means we understand what it’s like to want the very best for your kids while also trying to navigate the challenges of modern parenthood.
While certainly there are a lot of cool upsides to being a budding eater today (quinoa and kale never looked so good!) we know that, for this generation, food decisions are made with careful regards to things like food allergies, food sensitivities and a whole lot more.
No matter where you are on your journey right now, it’s a good idea to talk with your pediatrician about your plans. She or he can be a trusted partner when it comes to sorting the latest science around food allergies.
“A” is for…. Allergen Aware.
For some, the switch can start as early as the first spoonful- so as you begin your baby’s lifetime food adventure, check out the most current guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics when it comes to how (and why) to introduce allergens to your precious little one here. For others, allergen awareness may come a bit down the road, to accommodate siblings, friends, or to meet school or childcare requirements.
Find the Foods that Best Fit Your Lifestyle.
As food continues to evolve, the Earth’s Best® brand is right there with you, every step of the way. We are committed to giving caregivers the confidence that their tot can savor a wholesome snack crafted with an understanding that many families have allergy concerns. With our high sourcing standards and thoughtful nutrition, our Gluten Free options, such as Gluten Free Veggie Nuggets, are baked with a crispy rice and potato flour coating, formulated without the 8 major allergens, designed to be a part of a complete meal.
No matter where you are on your journey right now, it’s a good idea to talk with your pediatrician about your plans. She or he can be a trusted partner when it comes to sorting the latest science around food allergies. If you do decide to remove certain foods or food groups, your pediatrician can also make sure your little one is still getting all of the essential nutrients he needs to grow and thrive with the right food alternatives. For instance, if you are avoiding cow’s milk, choosing a calcium-fortified non-dairy soymilk ensures your child gets enough calcium and vitamin D for bone development.
Please always discuss any health and feeding concerns directly with your pediatrician.
Last modified: September 9, 2019