This article confirms what I already believe - and consistently preach! Getting children interested and excited about food - not just eating it but about the food itself - has an impact on their choices.
A previous study I reviewed showed that pre-schoolers who are read stories, sing songs and play games about fruit and vegetables eat more of them than their peers. A considerable amount more and, not just initially but for 12+ months afterwards.
Many children I work with eat a wider range of food at daycare or Kindie (many don't so don't panic if this is your child) and so having this additional focus in the early years would be superb.
Much of our learning about food starts early so the more positive the connection the better placed we are to raise a generation of confident eaters who are comfortable tackling a variety of wholefoods.
Judith is passionate about good food and is even more passionate about enabling other people to enjoy the wide variety of fresh food available today.