How Early Should Parents Introduce Veggies to Babies?
Found on www.lifehacker.com, written by Dave Greenbaum. We all know kids and veggies don't always get along. To us this makes sense. What do you think? [caption id="attachment_1438" align="alignnone" width="300"] Photo by Janet Hudson[/caption] "Lima beans, brussel sprouts, and spinach aren't often the foods kids beg for. However, a recent study says you can get kids to like most vegetables if you put them on the menu as soon as you start solid foods. The research was done in the UK, Denmark and France with children ranging in ages from 4 months to 38 months. The 332 kids were introduced to a vegetable they hadn't tried before: artichokes. After between five to ten meals, 75% of the children under 24 months old ate the artichokes. The older children were more likely to reject the artichokes. The study suggests that if you want your kids to eat a larger variety of vegetables, instead of the typical carrots and peas, try giving them a larger variety of vegetables at a younger age. As your children get older, they'll be less willing to try new things. Sure, you may not like some those vegetables personally, but you can avoid passing on that trait to your children."