[Source: Psych Central]
Early childhood is a critical period for establishing healthy eating behaviors, yet many preschoolers in the United States are not meeting dietary recommendations.
Now, new research suggests the best way to develop healthy eating habits is to consistently expose preschoolers to healthy food choices. This allows a child to become familiar with good food without pressure.
In the new study, published in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, investigators discovered repeated exposure to healthy food choices helped children understand the benefits of healthy eating and increased their consumption of healthy food items.