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RIET69 SparkPoints: (47,087)
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2/26/13 1:33 P

Healthy? nah. Sugar and artificial color.

KFWOHLFORD SparkPoints: (2,949)
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2/26/13 12:27 P

Jello's totally natural. When you consider that it's made from animal hooves.
I don't eat it because I'm vegetarian.

Definitely not what you'd want to feed your baby as its first solid food. I'd go for a hot cereal like cream of wheat.

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2/26/13 11:39 A

Not healthy. At all. Unnatural, too.

DRAGONCHILDE SparkPoints: (58,406)
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2/26/13 11:12 A

Unless your nanny also happens to be a registered dietician, I would not be taking nutrition advice from her. There's a lot of folk "wisdom" to be had from people who take care of children for a living; that doesn't mean they know what they're talking about!

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SPOORK Posts: 1,193
2/26/13 8:27 A

Not healthy.

SAKURABLOSSOM9 Posts: 524
2/26/13 6:15 A

Jello itself I wouldn't call healthy. I keep it around for my sweet tooth at times. I cut fruit into Jello and refrigerate for a dessert.

DOUGLYE Posts: 1,541
2/26/13 3:37 A

I LOVE sugar free Jello.
Would I feed it to a baby?
Absolutely not.

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JENG829 SparkPoints: (15,098)
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2/26/13 1:08 A

I have no problem with the gelatin itself - and many people claim it helps relieve joint pain or helps their nails grow stronger. It's connective tissue and other bits of animal - which I think is great - respect & use the whole animal.

What bugs me about sugar free jello is the artificial colors, flavors, and sweeteners - not something I'd want to give my baby. You can buy plain gelatin & make it with fruit juice to avoid that artificial crud.

JOYOUS1917 SparkPoints: (19,811)
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2/26/13 12:38 A

Jello is made from the hooves of cow. You decide.
Give a child an artificial chemical?

Edited by: JOYOUS1917 at: 2/26/2013 (00:39)
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KRISTEN_SAYS SparkPoints: (74,148)
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2/25/13 8:44 P

I personally would NOT feed my 13-month-old sugar free jello. I wouldn't even eat sugar free jello. Or regular jello for that matter.

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DIETITIANBECKY Posts: 27,209
2/25/13 8:17 P

The nanny is wrong.

There are virtually no health benefits to gelatin or jello.
Only a very small amount of protein---and the protein is an incomplete protein source.

SP Dietitian Becky

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2/25/13 8:11 P

not sure how healthy or unhealthy it is, but i try not to give my kids sugar free stuff. i figure the less stuff added, the better. i will sometimes eat sugar free things.

Edited by: CLARK971 at: 2/25/2013 (20:13)
CEDARBARK1 SparkPoints: (2,485)
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2/25/13 7:51 P

Gelatin is healthy. Jello.. no. Sorry. I fear it is full of things I wouldn't want any child I loved to consume.

Edited by: CEDARBARK1 at: 2/25/2013 (19:52)
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SONICB Posts: 4,306
2/25/13 7:49 P

Jell-O isn't healthy so much as it isn't all that unhealthy. I don't have a box to look at the nutrition facts, but it can't have much nutritional value.

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2/25/13 7:10 P

We had some sugar free jello in our fridge, left over from a bout of stomach flu. Our nanny claims that jello is healthy for the blood, for the hemoglobin, and wants to feed it to our baby (13 months old). I think that jello, especially sugar free jello, is full of chemicals that I wouldn't want my baby to consume, and we only have it because it's gentle on queasy stomachs. What do you think?

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