I was watching the news yesterday morning. This is nothing new, Brian loves to sit in the mornings, have his coffee and watch Fox news. He will also read the paper, but he enjoys his morning news. I don’t usually pay that much attention, but I was completely outraged yesterday.
The story was about the new infant and toddler formula – chocolate flavored. Yes, I said chocolate flavored formula for babies. My mouth fell open and then out it came – are they kidding? What are they thinking? Of course, they aren’t thinking. What about the childhood obesity rates we already have? Brian just looked at me like I had lost my mind. I may have….
I still can’t believe that someone thinks this is necessary. The proponents said that toddlers can be picky and they may not eat, therefore this will help them to get the nutrients they need. I feel that this taking the easy way out. There are so many ways to get kids to eat fruits and veggies. Mostly by introducing them at an early age and continuing to do so. I have read that children have to try foods 4-5 times before they decide they like it. I think it is our job as parents to introduce our children to eating healthy foods. After all, we want our kids to be healthy and happy!
So, I had to do a little research on this ridiculous formula.
I found out that they are also offering a vanilla flavored option. I found out that each serving (7 oz) contains 19 grams of sugar.
I can not believe that anyone thinks that giving an infant that much sugar that early in life is a good idea. Babies and toddlers certainly do not have a taste for sugar unless you give it to them. They don’t know what they are missing and they don’t need it.
I truly believe that babies do not need animal products to thrive. Dairy products are not necessary to anyone and they really don’t do your body any good, in my opinion.
Ok, I’m going to get off my soapbox for now! Brian told me to quit yelling at him over this, I guess I am a little opinionated on this subject!
What are your thoughts? I’m open to hearing all sides!! I think I need to go on a media diet. No more news or papers for me!
Off topic: today’s workout song of the day really ages me. I remember this song and going to the skating rink! Fun!