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New Survey: Moms Need More Help on Nutrition Information
Date:1/26/2009

LATHAM, N.Y., Jan. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Many moms' New Year Resolutions may include "watch baby's nutrition" this year. According to the new Beech-Nut Advancing Nutrition Survey of more than 400 American moms with infants or toddlers across the country, nearly a third (29 percent) of moms give themselves a C or lower when it comes to making sure their baby gets the right amount of vitamins and minerals. Hoping baby grows up strong and healthy, 60 percent said their top worries about baby food nutrition include too much refined sugar, with fears of too much salt or sodium not far behind.

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With this in mind, Beech-Nut has outlined its commitment to deliver leading-edge products, including all natural foods that are free of added refined sugars, fillers and other undesired ingredients that are often added to infant and toddler foods. The "Beech-Nut Advancing Nutrition" initiative involves new product innovations and nutrition education, including a unique labeling initiative to help parents easily identify nutrition information in each product and link to the food groups in the U.S. Department of Agriculture's MyPyramid.

"Today's progressive moms have the highest expectations for the food they serve their children and their baby's diet is most certainly on the forefront of their minds," said Christoph Rudolf, president and CEO of Beech-Nut Nutrition Corporation. "But with mom's busy schedule, Beech-Nut products are specifically made to include the right nutrition combination for babies and toddlers -- an easy choice."

Recently launched, the "Beech-Nut(R) Advancing Nutrition" initiative involves new product innovations and nutrition education as well as strict standards for infant and toddler food, including the following three pillars:'/>"/>

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