With all the changes in food processing to technology, parents today are faced with decisions that they have never had to face before. Starting from the first moments of birth such as when to cut the umbilical cord, to what foods to give our children and whether foods should be organic or not. Check out this article by Mirna Sabbagh, nutritionist, dietitian, and IBCLC at myPediaclinic.
At myPediaclinic we give a large focus on child nutrition because it is the base of a healthy generation. For this reason we focus we urge every parent to do a nutrition consultation for their children starting with 6 months on what solids to give. A large part of it focuses on processed foods and whether products should be organic or not as this is a large concern for parents.
Mirna Sabbagh, the nutritionist at myPediaclinic in Dubai Health Care City and Dr. Medhat Abu-Shaaban the pediatrician at myPediaclinic take a scientific look at this issue. Research shows that the high levels of pesticides and insecticides found on fruits and vegetables can affect child development. The recent evidence can be summarized by a quote from the American Academy of Pediatrics.
The good news is though that not all products needs to be brought organic. The reason is because many products naturally have very low pesticide levels either because they have thick skin, or because pesticides are rarely used on them to begin with as seen on the above video.
To find out all you need to know about your child’s nutrition for optimal development, book your nutrition consultation with our nutritionist in Dubai today.