The food we feed our kids and the impact on their health!

Screen shot 2014-08-22 at 12.21.28 PMThis video will show the impact of the food you feed your kids and their health. Diet is the most important way to keep a child’s immunity and defense mechanisms working, unless chronically or unusually ill babies are born with a powerful immune system that can be maintain with nutritious foods free of harmful toxins but unfortunately we live in a time when feeding our kids healthy wholesome food needs  extra effort and commitment. This video will make you think every time you feed your kids   Link to video

 

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What is lurking in your box of baby cereal, maggots?????

Screen shot 2014-08-21 at 9.45.08 AMTo all parents feeding babies anything from a box or pouch, you want to watch and share this video…here is one of the many reasons you need to pour out into a bowl or cup anything you are feeding your baby, you never know what is lurking inside, from mold to maggots and who knows what.. Here again is why we go through the trouble of making fresh food for our precious kids.. To think this is food for babies is disgusting..

‘This a must watch for all mothers. I am serious. I just opened a brand new box of Parent’s Choice baby cereal (wasn’t outdated) and still wrapped in plastic. Once I tore off the plastic and opened it, I thought I saw something inside of there. I assumed it was a piece of cardboard until it started to move. Yes that’s right I said move. Inside the box was meal worms or maggots, something like that, and not one, but several. I poured it all out in a glass bowl and was shocked”… Link to video Joni Baker

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CARRAGEENAN a controversial additive in milk is finally being removed!

carrageenanCARRAGEENAN an additive that is used as a ‘natural’ thickener and emulsifier in most milk products (organic/non-organic) is finally being removed by some companies, Change comes when we demand for it.

Please keep on reading your labels and never feed/eat any ingredients that you don’t know and have never researched it , While companies have to make profit we also have to protect our health especially that of our developing  children.  click link for complete details Huffingtonpost

 

The illusion of food is a hidden threat to our kids health!

Did you all see this video that’s gone viral about the walmart great value icecream sandwich that was left in the sun for an hour and it didn’t melt? The illusion of ‘food’ is another issue that we have to worry about, this is why we have kids who are undernourished though they eat 3-4 meals and snacks a day, these ‘food like’ stuff are a huge threat to health especially that of our children. This problem is more common that we all think and parents need to pay more attention.

We have to remember that when we buy ‘cheap’ food we are not getting a deal if it is not real food, we are simply being duped and we pay with health each and every day.  Link to viral video ABC13

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Why food pouches SUCKS, A must read by a mom.

food pouches-dangerAs a mother and nutrition expert this was the frustration that lead me to start teaching workshops in the late 90s (still do) and subsequently Yummy Spoonfuls our fresh from scratch organic baby food company was launched. if you feed your baby food from pouches  that you didn’t make at home you want to read this. If you have been to any of my workshops you have heard me talk about this , if you can please make your own baby food or buy fresh, these type of food might come in handy once in a while when you are totally strap for time but by no means should it be the food you feed your baby day in and day out.

This is a great article by  
Recently, I—and apparently a lot of other parents, too—have stumbled across a seemingly brilliant solution to this problem: spoutedblended fruit andvegetable pouches. (The annual revenue of Plum Organics, one of the first companies to sell these products, grew from $200,000 in 2008 to $39 million in 2011, according to Forbes.) Parents everywhere—including all-organic, anti-processed-food types—are raising tots who have plastic pouches growing out of their mouths, and can you blame them? The snacks are convenient; they’re virtually spill-free; they’re ubiquitous (on sale at Starbucks!); and they’re pure blended fruit and vegetables, so we can feel good about giving them to our kids.

I looked into these snacks last week, and I was sad to learn that they’re not as perfect as they seem. Certainly, if you’re choosing between a BuddyFruit Pure Blended Fruit To Goand a chocolate chip cookie, then God yes, pick the BuddyFruit.

Read full article here Slate.com

Why your baby needs to be eating organic spinach

Spinach-smoothie-mugSpinach is a nutritional bonanza, studies  continue to validate it’s ability to protect against cancer, it prevent the body’s cell from undergoing mutation and blocks the formation of nitrosamines which are potent carcinogens. Now you see why fresh organic spinach needs to be a part of your baby’s diet  (raw for older babies, our sone had his 1st raw spinach smoothie at 9months or  very gently steamed for younger babies)

This smoothie is made with organic : spinach, mango, banana, coconut water and chia seeds. This smoothie is very creamy and just perfect for baby who has already tried ingredients listed above and rule out allergies etc.

We also make an amazing dish for babies with organic spinach, organic kale and organic beets call super-green . We make it fresh and ship free to you anywhere in the USA.. To order visit our website http://www.yummyspoonfuls.com

 

The moment you start asking questions is when change happens!!

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And also ask is this going to nourish? is it real food? will this provide the nutrients or is this for fun? what is this ingredient that I can’t pronounce and have never heard about? etc.. the moment we start asking these questions is the moment we start making better choices.. We are what we eat and our kids what we feed them.

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Cree’s mommy Actress Tia Mowry-Hardrict talks Yummy Spoonfuls with People.com

When it was time for solid food Instant Mom  Actress Tia Mowry-Hardrict knew she wanted the freshest foods for her baby but her busy schedule didn’t afford her the time to cook his meals so she turned to Yummy Spoonfuls.. We are so excited to hear how  today he  loves his spinach and all the other fresh wholesome meals he eat as a baby.. Cree’s mama talks mommyhood, healthy eating  and everyday life with people.com tia-mowry-600x450 Click link people.com  for deets

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Everyday is Mother’s Day $700.00+ giveaway

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A group of the most beloved providers of services and products for mothers and babies got together to offer a bundled gift basket worth over $700 to one lucky winner to say thank you for being an awesome MOTHER

Some of the amazing goodies in the basket  to pamper both baby and mother are
A $100.00 gift towards a one of a kind 18X24 portrait by Maisie Thompson , a custom organic baby basket valued at $70.00 atlantababybaskets.com, a case of award winning fresh organic baby food including shipping plus an organic bib valued at $65.00 www.yummyspoonfuls.com , $100.00 gift certificate to amazing green make-up www.lamik-beauty.com, a $50.00 gift certificate from http://www.izzymaternityclothes.com, with summer around the corner, 2 cases (60 total) of organic tea/juice boxes and t-shirts valued at $70.00 from www.littlemetea.com, we also have a personalized Mommy Pendant valued at $149.00 http://www.themommypendant.com, Free 1 month subscription worth $49.99 to http://www.austinlloyd.com and 5 packs of NumNum valued at $50.00 by http://www.numnumdips.com/

 

This giveaway is in NO way sponsored, endorsed or administered by Facebook. By entering this giveaway you release them from any liability. Open to the US.)

Here is how to enter:
Upload a picture of you and baby to our Face Book page
Take a minute to like all the wonderful companies in the basket
www.facebook.com/AtlantaBabyBaskets
www.facebook.com/lamikcosmetics
https://www.facebook.com/yummyspoonfuls
http://tinyurl.com/izzymaternity
www.facebook.com/littlemetea
https://www.facebook.com/mommypendant
http://www.facebook.com/austinlloydbox
www.facebook.com/numnumdips

You have from May 9th through May 16TH to garner as many likes as possible to help you move to the next round..

Monday May 19th we will select the top 10 photos with the most likes

Monday May 26th we select the top 3 pics with the most likes

Ends Friday May 30st

Winner with the most likes will be announce Saturday.

This is gift from moms in business (sponsors) and not affiliated with face book.

Our babies and the foods we feed them..

fresh-is-best-agatha Feeding your baby (s) with intentionality and care will impart enormous benefits to their present and future health.

Freshly made food is far from easy, convenient or cultural-acceptable —but it is how families have been nurturing their babies for thousands of years and keeping them healthy.

Cook fresh for your baby (s) if you can or buy freshly made food, every child should have the pleasure of eating food that taste good, smells good, nourishing and not older than they are.  We are what we eat and our kids what we feed them.. #yummyspoonfuls

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