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Artificial Sweeteners

Artificial sweeteners are chemical sweeteners used as a substitute for the calories (and taste) of sugar. Read on for more information about these substances.

Reading Food Labels and Allergen Labels

With the exception of very small food packets and unpackaged fresh foods (including produce and fish), all food sold in the United States is required to have a label. Here are some tips for getting the information you need from those labels.

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Generally speaking, when making food choices for your baby, consider natural, whole foods compared to those with chemical additives.


Preservatives keep food shelf-stable for a longer time. Here are some facts about preservatives you might want to consider when choosing food for your baby.

Artificial Flavors

Artificial flavors are chemical scents and fragrances that are added to processed foods, drinks, and condiments to maintain and improve flavor, such as MSG.

Artificial Colorings

Artificial colorings are chemicals that are added to processed foods, drinks, and condiments to maintain or improve their appearance.

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