Lack Of Standards For Baby Cereals Puts Health Of Children In Low-Income Countries At Risk
Premixed cereals can be an excellent source of nourishment for babies by the time they reach six months. Not only do they contain solid foods necessary for healthy child development, but they are also affordable and readily available for parents to buy.
However, a new study reveals that a lack of consistency in the nutritional content of such complementary foods could result in children not getting enough nutrients to support their growth.
Researchers at Tufts University in Massachusetts along with their colleagues from abroad examined premixed infants cereals manufactured locally in 21 different Asian and African countries as well as those from Haiti.