Food For Kids – Developing Preferences

Parents are important role models in their children’s nutrition. When children are exposed to novel flavors prenatally via amniotic fluid or during infancy via breast milk, the acceptance of those particular flavors is highly increased. Therefore, it is imperative that parents have healthy dietary habits if they expect their children to learn how to make nutritious food choices.

As children grow, they begin demonstrating personal preferences for certain flavors and textures. Research reports that only a few food preferences are innate, whereas many are discovered through trial and error. The same research concludes that most food preferences and dietary habits are strongly influenced by family values and attitudes regarding eating behavior. 

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