Young parents are particularly attentive to their babies' nutrition.

As we know, new food practices are developing in French households: the rise of organic farming,

flexitarism

, the development of plants... A trend that, while affecting adults, is also beginning to appear on the plates of toddlers. Thus, according to a study by the Institut des Mamans (IDM families) conducted last June among a sample of 300 parents of children under 3 years of age, 12% of babies aged 6 to 35 months have adopted the flexitarian diet. A practice, which according to the institute, is clearly part of a transmission phenomenon.

Tomorrow, all flexitarians!

Indeed, 25% of mothers describe themselves as

flexitaristic

and say they reduce their consumption of animal protein. "This practice is part of a search for "better eating": they are also more concerned than others about sugar intake (73% vs. 50% for the total number of parents surveyed), added salt (74% vs. 43%) and will move more towards organic (71% vs. 38%)," says Myriam Le

Danvic

, director of the studies and insights department at IDM families.

This vigilance and desire to reduce animal protein consumption extends, for 27% of mothers who declare themselves to be flexitarian, to their children's diets. Similarly, 7% of

nonflexitarian

mothers also seek to limit the amount of animal protein consumed by their babies. A trend that should

therefore

be seen to take hold in the future.

Parents are also particularly vigilant about the content of their infants' plates and jars, especially the sugar content, which is scrutinized by 67% of parents, ahead of the added salt (60%) and organic (44%).

LSA - 28-08_2019
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