Healthy Eating Habits Most Likely to Develop Early in Life

Whether you tolerate, like or dislike vegetables and fruits is most likely decided when you’re during your first year of life, a new study suggests.

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Between the ages of 6 months and 1 year is when we’re most likely to develop dietary habits based on what we’re fed, according to research conducted in Europe.

Getting your children to eat their veggies

If new moms want their children to eat veggies without frowning or throwing a fit later on, they should regularly feed them a variety vegetables during their first year of life.

Another thing moms should do? Eat vegetables regularly. The study also showed that children were more likely to eat a vegetable if they’re mother ate it frequently.

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Low vegetable consumption in children

Low vegetable consumption in children is a concern in Europe and also in the United States, even though more school kids are eating fruits and vegetables.

Vegetables are perhaps the most health-promoting food group on the planet, and eating more vegetables and fruits could save the United States trillions of dollars, so getting children to eat them is important.

If you’re looking to help your kids develop a love of veggies, here are five fun ways to get them excited about eating plants.

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