Marketing for baby and toddler food and drinks often contradicts the advice of health professionals, using messages that may lead parents to believe these products are healthier alternatives to breast milk or homemade food, according to a new study by the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity at UConn.
“Babies and toddlers should not consume any added sugar,” says Marlene Schwartz, Center director and a report author. “But many of the products companies are marketing for very young children contain cane sugar, sucrose, agave, and corn syrup. This must stop.”
—Daniel P. Jones