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Balanced Diet Baby – See What Babies eat across the world

 

Around the world, babies are not eating enough fruits and vegetables, which are essential for a healthy diet. Yet studies have shown that eating these foods early in life can help your baby enjoy them as an older child. Here’s a snapshot of what babies are eating in three countries, and five ways to help your little one make a healthy start…

Wednesday, January 6th, 2021

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