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Want Your Baby to Love Vegetables?

A taste for vegetables seems to develop early. Nutrition Diva suggests how to moms-to-be can be an influence on their baby's affinity for the taste of vegetables.

By
Monica Reinagel, MS, LD/N, CNS,
July 27, 2012

Want Your Baby to Love Vegetables?

A child who refuses to eat vegetables can be a big source of stress for parents who are trying to raise healthy eaters. Some kids just seem to be born with a taste for vegetables—they’ll eat whatever you put in front of them. Others steadfastly refuse to let a single carrot pass their lips. If you’re currently pregnant or breast-feeding, you may have an opportunity to have a positive influence on your child’s future preferences and eating habits. Research suggests babies born to mothers who eat lots of vegetables during pregnancy and/or while they are breast-feeding seem to have a greater affinity for the taste of vegetables.  So, belly up to that salad bar, Moms and Moms-to-be!  (You’ll benefit as much as your baby.)

See also:
What Not to Eat When You’re Pregnant
Nutrition Tips for Breast-feeding Moms
How to Raise Healthy Eaters
 

Baby With Vegetables photo from Shutterstock

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