Improving Infant Nutrition


Pablum was a breakthrough in infant nutrition when pediatricians Fred Tisdall, Theo Drake and Alan Brown, of the Hospital for Sick Children and the University of Toronto, developed the processed cereal in 1931. Easily digested and containing essential vitamins and minerals, the cereal came onto the market at a time when infant malnutrition was still a widespread problem in industrialized countries.

Pablum is credited with maintaining the good health of countless babies and helping to prevent rickets, a common childhood illness leading to bone fractures and deformity.