Earlier this week, I attended a nutritional talk by Dr. Tanya Altmann, sponsored by Stonyfield Yo Baby at Claudine Artisan Kitchen and Bakeshop in Encino, with Once Upon a Farm Organics. Based on her book, “What to Feed Your Baby,” Dr. Altmann went over the Eleven Foundation Foods Every Baby Needs.
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Since the event was sponsored by Stonyfield Organic Yo Baby, the focus was on DAIRY.
Dairy products are packed with a powerful punch of nine essential nutrients: calcium, potassium, phosphorus, protein, vitamin A, vitamin D, vitamin B12, riboflavin, and niacin.
-from “What to Feed Your Baby “by Tanya Altmann, M.D.
Stonyfield’s founder Gary Hirshberg shared the story about how their organic farm started with seven cows, and how him and his wife’s passion to provide nutritious, organic, healthy products are a result of wanting the best for their children. He focused on the importance of consuming organic products, and the difference of intake children have than adults regarding food and environmental factors. In light of current events, he highlighted how the current government doesn’t support organic farming or scientific facts, so it’s important for parents to do their due diligence when it comes to doing research.
Pediatric doctor Dr. Tanya Altmann, whose practice CALABASAS PEDIATRICS also includes health maintenance, prevention and wellness, addressed the following points:
- The best window for introducing new foods to children is in the first two years of life (but if you’ve missed that window, it’s never too late)
- (Food) Allergies are not due to early exposure, but rather environment and underexposure
- EGGS make the best breakfast
- A good rule to follow: PROTEIN in the morning and no fake colors before noon
- Dairy is important in a diet, mainly for Vitamin D
- Smoothies should contain natural products, and yogurt makes a great base
- Probiotics in yogurt are excellent
- Teach yourself and your children to count ingredients on food labels. LESS THAN 10 is ideal
- Practice daily intake of prunes
Thank you for the important information and the wonderful brunch!
Dr. Tanya Altmann
A working mother and UCLA-trained pediatrician who practices in Southern California, Dr. Tanya Altmann is a best-selling author, network television parenting expert, and entertainment industry and child product industry consultant. Dr. Tanya is an American Academy of Pediatrics spokesperson, approved by the national physician organization to communicate complicated medical issues into easily understood concepts.
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Stonyfield organic yogurts, smoothies, soy yogurts, frozen yogurts, milk and cream are sold in supermarkets, natural food stores and colleges across the country. They are all made without the use of toxic persistent pesticides, artificial hormones, antibiotics or GMOs.
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Once Upon a Farm Organics
Organic, Cold-Pressed Fruit and Veggie Blends with healthy fats. Available in the refrigerated section of stores and shipped directly to your doorstep.
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Disclaimer: Westside Mommy was invited to this event as a member of the media. No monetary compensation was exchanged for this post. All opinions are honest and 100% my own. This post contains affiliate links, which means I get a small percentage of the completed sale when clicked. Thank you.