BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) — The USDA is issuing new dietary guidelines, which for the first time, include recommendations for infants and toddlers.
They include providing infants with supplemental vitamin D beginning soon after birth, because breast milk often doesn’t have enough.
Health officials also recommend that infants at six months of age be given nutrient rich foods without added sugar.
The guidelines also suggest introducing peanuts, eggs, and dairy products early, to reduce the risk of developing food allergies.
Supporters say for the first time in the 40-year history of the dietary guidelines, the USDA is following science, not responding to political pressure.
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