With obesity showing up in children as young as 2, the American Dietetic Association last week unveiled feeding guidelines designed to address new parents' lack of knowledge of babies' dietary requirements. An August 2004 survey, conducted for Gerber Products, which funded and co-sponsored the initiative, found that 29% of new moms used food as a reward, and more than one-third of those that did were likely to offer unhealthful choices such as cookies and candy, for example. The new Start ...

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