Food Marketing > Baby Food Facts
Birth to two years is a critical period for developing healthy food preferences and eating habits. However, formula and baby food manufacturers often market products that are not recommended by health experts (such as toddler milks and baby snacks) and promote them using claims and other marketing messages that do not correspond with expert advice about feeding young children.
Rudd Center Research
- Romo-Palafox, Pomeranz J, Harris J. (2020). Infant formula and toddler milk marketing and caregiver's provision to young children. Maternal and Child Nutrition, published online.
- Choi Y, Ludwig A, Harris J. (2020). US toddler milk sales and associations with marketing practices. Public Health Nutrition, published online.
- Harris J, Pomeranz J. (2020). Infant formula and toddler milk marketing: opportunities to address harmful practices and improve young children's diets. Nutrition Reviews, published online.
- Pomeranz JL, Harris JL. (2020). Federal Regulation of Infant and Toddler Food and Drink Marketing and Labeling. American Journal of Law and Medicine
- Romo-Palafox, M., Gershman H., Pomeranz, J., Harris, J. (2019). Marketing claims on infant formula and toddler milk packages: What do caregivers think they mean?. Rudd Brief.
- Baby Food FACTS. Nutrition and marketing of baby and toddler food and drinks. FACTS Report. November 2016.
Pomeranz, J.L., Romo-Palafox, M.J., & Harris, J.L. (2018). Toddler drinks, formulas, and milks: Labeling practices and policy implications. Preventive Medicine, published online.
Baby Food FACTS report summary
Baby Food FACTS report summary in Spanish
Expert recommendations for feeding infants and young children
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