Milwaukee Edition
Bookmark and Share Email this page Email Print this page Print Feed Feed

Fast Foodies

Toddlers Routinely Reach for French Fries

tratong/Shutterstock.com

A collaborative study published in the journal Pediatrics concludes that toddlers under the age of 2 are more likely to eat French fries than vegetables on any given day; one in four 6-to-11-month-olds and one in five 1-year-olds consumed no vegetables at all.

This concerning downward trend began more than a decade ago. The percentage of babies and toddlers eating canned or frozen fruits and vegetables declined by 10 percent between 2005 and 2012, and the consumption of dark, leafy greens among those under 2 has halved since 2005. Dr. Annemarie Stroustrup, an associate professor with the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital, in New York City, says, “You often have to offer a new food to a toddler up to 10 times before they will eat it.”


This article appears in the October 2017 issue of Natural Awakenings.

Edit ModuleShow Tags

More from Natural Awakenings

Expand Healthy Horizons at Wellness Body, Mind & Spirit Expo

Those seeking a fresh approach to natural wellness can explore the latest in holistic and alternative health at the Wellness Body, Mind & Spirit Expo.

Victory Garden Initiative Expands Classroom 
and Event Space

Victory Garden Initiative is expanding their urban farm campus through the purchase of a building across the street from their urban farm in the Harambee neighborhood.

Amazon Rainforest Tour Explores 
the Healing Power of Nature

Sonia Vasquez of Amasonia is hosting an Amazon rainforest healing tour, June 30 through July 5, in which participants will have the opportunity to meet the indigenous and scientific communities in the Colombian Amazon forest.

Intravenous Nutrition Therapy 
Now Available at Zuza’s Way

Dagmara Beine of Zuza’s Way Integrative Care is now offering intravenous (IV) nutrition therapy, which is a method of feeding vitamins, minerals and amino acids directly into the bloodstream to correct intracellular nutrient deficiencies.

Citizens, Restaurateurs Reduce Plastic Pollution Through 
The Last Plastic Straw

According to the California-based nonprofit Plastic Pollution Coalition, over 500 million plastic straws are used each day in the United States. In today’s on-the-go culture, straws are typically used only for a short time and then discarded, ultimately becoming a source of plastic pollution in oceans and waterways.

Celebrate Earth Day with Rock the Green 
and Milwaukee Riverkeeper

From 9 a.m. to noon, April 21, Milwaukee Riverkeeper is proudly hosting their 23rd annual Spring River Cleanup with nearly 4,000 volunteers joining together across the Milwaukee River Basin to pick up trash, get outdoors and help to achieve swimmable, fishable rivers.

Dare to Be Aware Fair Celebrates 11 Years of Holistic Networking

This year’s fair takes place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., April 14, at Alverno College, in the Sister Joel Read Conference Center.

Letter from Publisher

For years, scientists and climatologists have been warning that the world will face severe water shortages resulting from a combination of climate change and the irresponsible overuse of precious water.

Gardening Asanas

Overdoing garden work can produce aches and pains, but by integrating yoga positions while planting and weeding, we can emerge pain-free after hours of being on our knees and bending.

Indigenous Wisdom

Indigenous elders from around the world meet together to pass down four sacred gifts of wisdom we would do well to heed.

Nature’s Remedies

Creatures in the wild ranging from microbes to elephants cope with parasites, pests and pain using natural substances; it all suggests why our preserving the natural world is good for us, too.

Healthy Climate, Healthy People

As the Earth slowly heats up, we’re being affected by rising allergens, disaster-related trauma and the increase in insects carrying dangerous diseases.

Add your comment: