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Nutrition & Feeding

Why We Made Shakers
We created Shakers, to offer parents a healthy, balanced beverage that can help make sure your kids are getting the nutrients they need...
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Why this is just as important – or more – than your child’s nutrition.

Sarah Remmer, RD is a mom of three, a Registered Dietitian and owner of a nutrition consulting and communications company based in Calgary, AB.

Feeding-by-Colour: Nothing Mellow About Yellow

This week we’re looking beyond the beloved banana, at some of the other sunshine-hued foods that can give baby’s nutrition a boost and expand their palette.

It’s no secret that dark leafy greens are good for us. But have you ever wondered what the benefits for baby really are?

You may have heard the saying, “Food before one is just for fun.” And to a large extent, that’s true. Here’s a list of the top 12 nutrients important for proper development:

Remember paint-by-numbers? Well we’re talking feeding-by-colour! When it comes to fruits and vegetables, often the colour of the food is a great indicator of what nutrients it’s full of.

What food is your baby ready for?

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4 months old Begin with an iron-fortified cereal (rice, oat). Start with one tsp. of prepared cereal, ensuring the texture is runny. Gradually reduce the amount of liquid. A baby will start with 2 to 3 tsp. once a day and progress from there. learn more
5 months old Begin with an iron-fortified cereal (rice, oat) or puréed single ingredients like apples, bananas, pears, butternut squash and sweet potatoes. Try each new food on its own for a couple days to watch for allergies or intolerances. learn more
6 months old Start serving puréed fruits, vegetables and iron-rich proteins with cereal like oatmeal or brown rice. You could try apples, bananas, pears, pumpkin, sweet potatoes, butternut squash, carrots, strained chicken or turkey. learn more
7 months old Now that baby has had a variety of fruits, veggies and protein, experiment with flavours. Mild herbs and spices such as cinnamon, ginger, vanilla and basil help babies develop their palates, making the transition to table food easier. learn more
8 months old After enjoying cereal and puréed fruit, veggies and meat, baby may be ready for new textures. Introduce mashed versions of fruits and veggies and finger foods like ripe banana, peas, pasta and cheese. You can also add yogurt into the diet. learn more
9 months old After enjoying cereal and puréed fruit, veggies and meat, baby may be ready for new textures. Introduce mashed versions of fruits and veggies and finger foods like ripe banana, peas, pasta and cheese. learn more
10 months old Your baby is now ready to eat all cereals, fruits including berries and citrus, and vegetables including corn, spinach and tomatoes. You can also add whole eggs and all types of fish to their diet. learn more
11 months old Your baby is now ready to eat all cereals, fruits including berries and citrus, and vegetables including corn, spinach and tomatoes. You can also add whole eggs and all types of fish to their diet. learn more
12 months old Your baby is adapting to a greater range of foods and becoming more curious. Continue to offer variety with puréed, mashed, diced and bite-sized pieces. Veggies should still be gently cooked and meat tender and bite-sized. learn more

growing up gourmet

meet our registered dietitian, sarah remmer
Sarah Remmer, RD is a mom of three, a Registered Dietitian and owner of a nutrition consulting and communications company based in Calgary, AB.

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My sister, Jill, and I grew up with wholesome, flavourful food, and our company was born because we wanted the best for our kids. Here’s what we have learned after 10 years of feeding babies.