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Comparing Ready, Set, Food! To SpoonfulOne: At A Glance
New Research on Food Allergen Introduction
The NIAID Guidelines state: "early introduction of peanut will result in the prevention of peanut allergy in a large number of infants."
Early and sustained introduction can be difficult, however. Infants are often picky eaters, so getting them to eat any foods consistently can be nearly impossible. In fact, in the EAT study, nearly half of the parents were unable to keep up with the feeding requirements needed to sustain exposure.
Fortunately, there are new products on the market that make early allergen introduction easier. Two of these products are Ready, Set, Food! and SpoonfulOne. We’ve compared the two products so you can make the most informed decision for your family.
Ready, Set, Food vs. SpoonfulOne: Don’t Miss A Critical Window
SpoonfulOne comes in three varieties: a powder to mix with food, a puff-based snack, and a hard oat cracker snack. However, all three varieties of SpoonfulOne are only for babies who have started eating solid foods reliably.
Although NIH and AAP guidelines recommend starting allergen introduction when your baby is 4-6 months old, many babies are not developmentally ready for solid foods at such an early age. Thus, most parents will have to wait until their baby is over 6 months old if they want to introduce SpoonfulOne.
Meanwhile, Ready, Set, Food!’s powder-based system (Stages 1-2) easily mixes with a bottle of breastmilk or formula, or into your baby’s puree (Stages 1-3), so you can introduce allergenic foods to your baby as early as 4 months of age, even if they are not yet ready for solids.
Most parents will have to wait until their baby is ready for solids if they want to introduce SpoonfulOne, therefore they may miss a critical immune window.
Ready, Set, Food! vs. SpoonfulOne: All-Natural with No Added Sugar
SpoonfulOne contains added sugar, used to mask flavors that babies might not enjoy. All three SpoonfulOne products contain (up to 2g of) added sugar in each serving (the oat crackers contain the most added sugar). In fact, sugar is one of the two top ingredients in their oat crackers and Mix-ins---and each serving of SpoonfulOne Mix-ins contains 50% sugar.
The added sugar means that all of SpoonfulOne's products are not consistent with the USDA-HHS Scientific Report of the 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, which states to "avoid foods and beverages with added sugars during the first 2 years of life." In fact, SpoonfulOne has the same amount of added sugar in 20 servings of SpoonfulOne Oat Crackers as a 12 oz. can of Coca-Cola.
SpoonfulOne has the same amount of added sugar in 20 servings of SpoonfulOne Oat Crackers as a 12 oz. can of Coca-Cola.
SpoonfulOne also contains added salt and unspecified “natural flavors,” and is not free from GMOs.
In contrast, Ready, Set, Food! is fully organic and non-GMO, with no added sugar or salt. It contains only the highest-quality ingredients --- nothing else.
Ready, Set, Food vs. SpoonfulOne: Follows Pediatric Guidelines and Dosing from Landmark Clinical Trials
SpoonfulOne's allergen dosages are not based on the LEAP, EAT, and PETIT landmark clinical trials. Their powder introduces over 90% less peanut, egg, and milk than the doses shown to be effective in these (LEAP, EAT, PETIT) studies. So, your child likely won't eat enough of each food for introduction to be effective if you use SpoonfulOne.
On the other hand, Ready, Set, Food! uses the exact amounts of peanut, egg, and milk used in the landmark clinical studies (LEAP, EAT, PETIT). It displays these amounts on each clearly labeled stick pack, letting you know at a glance how much of each allergen your baby is consuming. Also, it starts with a low dose of each allergen and gradually increases to the full dose (for Stages 1-2 systems). The PETIT study and leading pediatricians recommend this dosing, as it maximizes safety and efficacy.
In addition, new research shows that the SpoonfulOne Oat Crackers dosage for all three allergens -- peanut, egg, and milk -- is significantly low (less than 1 milligram or one thousandth of a gram) and may not be an effective form of early allergen introduction.
New research shows that the SpoonfulOne Oat Crackers dosage for all three allergens is significantly low (less than 1 milligram).
Whereas, our Ready, Set, Food! dosage for peanut, egg and milk is more consistent with the landmark research on early allergen introduction.
Ready, Set, Food!: Evidence-Based, All-Natural, Start At 4+ Months
Ready, Set, Food! is recommended by over 1,000 leading pediatricians, allergists, and experts because our evidence-based system:
- Follows the exact dosing used in recent landmark clinical studies
- Easily mixes with breast milk, formula or baby food
- Can be introduced as early as 4 months to any baby, regardless of solid food readiness
- Introduces top 9 allergens gently and gradually
- Is fully organic and non-GMO
- Contains no added sugar or other additives
Learn more about why Ready, Set, Food! is a reliable, healthy solution for early allergen introduction below, and sign up today to give your baby the best chance at food freedom with Ready, Set, Food!
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These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. If your infant has severe eczema, check with your infant’s healthcare provider before feeding foods containing ground peanuts.