Food consumption is a significant and complex social activity - and what a society chooses to feed its children reveals much about its tastes and ideas regarding health. In this groundbreaking historical work, Amy Bentley explores how the invention of commercial baby food shaped American notions of infancy and influenced the evolution of parental and pediatric care. Until the late 19th century, infants were almost exclusively fed breast milk. But over the course of a few short decades, Americans began feeding their babies formula and solid foods....
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This week on the Splendid Table, we talk to food activist and McArthur Genius award recipient, Will Allen, about urban farming, journalist Adam Leith Gollner introduces us to the Italian region of Abruzzo, the Sterns are at Pie Hut in Sandpoint, Idaho, and Amy Bentley, the author of _Inventing Baby Food: Taste, Health and the Industrialization of the American Diet_,gives us a quick history of baby food.
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