Health: Junk Food Starts Early

The eating habits that are fueling an epidemic of obesity are starting in the crib, according to a new survey. Hint to parents: babies don't thrive on soda and candy.

Number of U.S. infants and toddlers who daily eat:

9 to 11 months 19 to 14 months

Candy 3% 10% Pizza 2% 11% Sweetened beverages 4% 23% French fries 9% 21% Hot dogs, sausage or bacon 7% 25%

Sources: Feeding Infants & Toddlers Study by Gerber Products Co.; Mathematica Policy Research Inc.


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