Children’s eating patterns seem set in infancy
Healthful eating early in life pays dividends later
CBC News Posted: Sep 02, 2014 3:02 PM
ETLast Updated: Sep 02, 2014 10:16 PM ET
Interesting article about a recent supplement of the Journal Pediatrics which included 11 U.S. government funded studies that tracked the eating patterns of about 1,500 individuals.
- infrequent intake of fruits and vegetables during late infancy was associated with infrequent intake of those foods at six years of age.
- researchers suggested that parents and caregivers get babies interested in fruit and vegetables by late infancy, between 10 and 12 months.
- repeated exposure to foods increases acceptance.
- parents should lead by example by eating all food groups.
- infant feeding does help predict some health outcomes later in childhood, such as some infectious diseases and childhood obesity, but not others like food allergies.
September 2014, VOLUME 134 / ISSUE Supplement 1
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