The Critical Period to Introduce Food to Children: What Research Reveals

Based on the results of one study, between 1- 2 years is a sensitive period for learning about food and being willing to eat a wide variety of foods. By age four, the child's willingness to eat various types of food declines to low levels. 

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1: "A Sensitive Period For Learning About Food," Human Nature, 1994, by E Cashdan. (Citations: 170).

Abstract It is proposed here that there is a sensitive period in the first two to three years of life during which humans acquire a basic knowledge of what foods are safe to eat. In support of this, it is shown that willingness to eat a wide variety of foods is greatest between the ages ...



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