One of the most common questions I hear from parents is, how do I know if my baby is eating enough? It’s perfectly natural to worry. But when you first wean and start the journey onto solids, those initial weeks and months are all about getting your baby used to solid foods.
What makes nutrient dense food?
How do you know if a food is good for your child or not? Does it tell you on the label? The ingredients list? The number of calories? Or do you look for the nutrient tables or traffic lights system? As parents and guardians, it can be so confusing to know if you’re making the right choices or not.
There are certain types of foods that are nutrient dense, because they provide a significant proportion of the key nutrients that are required for healthy development. A rainbow of vegetables, fruits, grains, and oils provides important nutrients and phytochemicals, essential fatty acids are critical for a baby’s brain growth and development