Human milk is the perfect complex food to start. If there’s one time in life to choose organic foods, it’s the window of early development from pregnancy through infancy, when development is fastest and most complex.

Grain and growth

"Let every baby’s first food be a real food. It can be as simple as mashed avocado or banana."

Their rapidly growing bodies benefit most from building blocks and are most vulnerable to environmental toxins. In the U.S., the most common solid food for babies is conventional white rice baby cereal—basically refined white flour. This can set the trajectory of their taste preferences and metabolisms.

The power of whole, real foods

One high-impact simple thing to do? Let every child’s first grain be a whole grain. They won’t mind a bit.

And let every baby’s first food be a real food. It can be as simple as mashed avocado or banana that the baby has touched and seen you eat, learning where food comes from at the start.