New US dietary guidelines: No candy, cake for kids under 2
December 30, 2020
Parents now have an extra reason to say no to candy, cake and ice cream for young children. The first U.S. government dietary guidelines for infants and toddlers, released Tuesday, recommend feeding only breast milk for at least six months and no added sugar for children under age 2.
"It's never too early to start," said Barbara Schneeman, a nutritionist at University of California, Davis. "You have to make every bite count in those early years."
The guidelines stop short of two key recommendations from scientists advising the government. Those advisers said in July that everyone should lim...