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Best Food for Families, Infants, and Toddlers


Welcome to the Best Food for Families, Infants, and Toddlers (Best Food FITS) website.  Best Food FITS is a research project funded by the Texas Department of State Health Services and headed by Dr. Sylvia Crixell and Dr. BJ Friedman in the Nutrition and Foods Program. 



The purpose of Best Food FITS is to improve the health of children by reducing their risk for obesity.  The primary strategies are to:

          1.  Increase their intake of fruits and vegetables

          2.  Decrease their intake of sugar sweetened beverages (SSBs) such as sodas, chocolate milk, fruit drinks, sweet tea, and other drinks that have added sugars.        


More Information

Click one of our buttons below for more information about Best Food FITS:

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Sophia, 17 months old




BJ Friedman, PhD, RD

Sylvia Crixell, PhD, RD

Lesli Biediger-Friedman, PhD RD.

Nutrition and Foods
School of Family and Consumer Sciences
Texas State University
San Marcos, Texas 78666