LONDONDERRY, N.H., April 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Stonyfield, the country's leading organic yogurt maker, is proud to celebrate 16 years of making organic yogurt specially crafted just for babies with its YoBaby line of organic whole milk yogurts. Made with only the best, organic ingredients, Stonyfield YoBaby was a pioneer in baby and kids' yogurts providing parents with a healthy yogurt choice since 1999, and continues to be a leader in the category to this day with a full line of yogurt products perfect for developing healthy eating habits, including YoBaby, YoTot and YoKids. Made from organic whole milk and organic fruit, YoBaby yogurt is a perfect first solid food for babies six month and older as pediatricians recommend about half of a baby's calories come from fat during the first two years.
To celebrate 16 years of happy babies and parents, Stonyfield is partnering with Sally Kuzemchak, MS, RD, author of Dinnertime Survival Guide and blogger at RealMomNutrition.com, to provide parents with health and nutrition tips. Sally will be contributing a number of articles to the Stonyfield Yogurt Dish blog including insights on when to introduce babies to yogurt and why choosing organic foods is important for babies and toddlers.
"As a mom of two growing boys, I'm proud to be partnering with Stonyfield on its baby and kids yogurts," said Kuzemchak, MS, RD. "YoBaby, YoTot and YoKids yogurts have been lifesavers in my house providing my kids with great tasting snacks and meals they love and the nutritional benefits important to their growth and development."
As a registered dietician and mom who's seen it all at the dinner table, Sally's goal is to help parents raise "successful," versus good or bad, eaters. Sally's tips for raising successful eaters include the following:
- Serve one meal. Encourage your children to try new things by preparing one, family-style meal at dinner for them to try—don't be a short order cook! Prepare a few healthy sides, like salad or veggies, for them to fill up on in case they don't love the main dish. Also, always serve a kid-friendly favorite, like Stonyfield YoBaby, to ensure they'll like something on the table.
- Don't give up. Adapting to new foods can take time, especially for little ones, so keep trying to incorporate healthy favorites, like fish, beans and veggies, into meals in a variety of ways. It may take multiple tries before your child finally likes a new ingredient!
- Keep calm. Dealing with picky eaters is frustrating but it's important to relax and know tomorrow is a new day. If your child isn't digging dinner, rest assured that he or she likely had a nutritious breakfast and lunch, and you can always try again later that evening or the next day.
Available in plain and simple fruit flavors perfect for babies starting at 6 months, YoBaby yogurts are made with organic ingredients made without the use of toxic persistent pesticides, artificial hormones, antibiotics and GMOs. Growing kids can continue to enjoy their favorite snack, breakfast or lunch at any ages; YoTot and YoKids yogurts are ideal for children ages 12 – 24 months and 24 months and up, respectively.
To learn more about Stonyfield YoBaby, YoTot and YoKids, as well as all Stonyfield products, the brand's partnership with Sally Kuzemchak and more visit www.Stonyfield.com.
As the leading organic yogurt maker, we believe in real food made simply. By saying no to toxic persistent pesticides, artificial hormones, antibiotics and GMOs, Stonyfield has been saying yes to delicious, healthy food for more than 30 years. And while we're at it, we try to keep the planet healthy, too. To bring more sustainability to the marketplace, we're always looking for more innovative ways to do business. Want to know more? Visit Stonyfield.com, follow us on Twitter.com/stonyfield or find us on Facebook.com/Stonyfield.