In the summer of 2019, the AAP (The American Academy of Pediatrics) issued its first statement on racism’s impact on child health and how to address it. In the summer of 2020, we have mass protests across our country standing up against the inhumane deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Amuad...
Only in 2009 did the medical community realize that synthetic chemicals commonly used in furniture, agriculture, cookware, food packaging materials, cosmetics and personal care products could impair hormones in our bodies and have serious and lifelong consequences for all of us. Even now, a decade later, awareness is still lagging despite other reports from the World Health Organization, United Nations Environment Program, the International Federation of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the American Academy of Pediatrics.
While this is a fun, new adventure, remember that even after starting solids, primary nutrition will be from breast milk or formula in the first year of life. No cow’s milk or juice yet either, please! Don’t be surprised if that first bite of avocado puree puts a weird face on your baby. That doesn’t mean stop trying.
Breastfeeding isn't easy. Just ask Maya Vorderstrasse (photo credit above - and we love her). It's hard! It takes a village. Manasa Mantravadi, M.D. weighs in on the powers of breast milk and the importance of encouraging moms to try it and educating them about its powerful benefits. Part of Ahimsa's mission is to encourage healthy habits from a young age. That starts in infancy - months before plates, cups or bowls are introduced!
Ahimsa’s primary mission is to get healthy food to ALL children. We understand that for many families, plates don’t matter if there’s nothing to put on them. This is why we have teamed up with The Patachou Foundation – to get plastic OFF the table and healthy food ON it! Read more about the AAP's recent findings regarding children's health issues linked to food insecurity.