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Childhood Diet Habits Set in Infancy, Studies Suggest.

Previous research has shown that taste preferences are developed in infancy. Yet until now it was unclear how infant diets bear on what children prefer to consume years later, once in school. As it turns out, "when infants had infrequent consumption of fruits and vegetables, they also had infrequent consumption at 6," said Kelley Scanlon, an epidemiologist at the C.D.C.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

This is definitely a case of positive imitation of the parents’ eating habits as seen by the child.

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