Complementary feeding plays a primary role in the life of an infant, as long as the correct assumption of nutrients in terms of timing and quality is the key to a healthy growth. Since infants are totally dependent on their parents during complementary feeding, educational programmes and intervention plans are needed to educate parents and caregivers. As to this, children's sugar consumption throughout their life has been specifically investigated and several critical points have been detected, demonstrating how sugar intake should not be higher than necessary in children and should not include sweetened beverages in daily nutrition. The association between children's diet and the subsequent consequences in their later life has been extensively studied, pointing out how countries should invest in policies that aim at decreasing sugar intake and encouraging parents, as well as children, to a healthier behaviour. The aim of this article is to look at the problem from three different perspectives, the parents' one, the scientific one, and the paediatrician one, in order to offer a new insight on the future of complementary feeding.
|Titolo:||Sweet at birth, bitter in growth|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2020|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01.01 Articolo in Rivista|