Yes, Kids Can Learn to Love Veggies; A Review of Evidence to Support Why Young Eaters Need Veggies ‘Early & Often’
By Partnership for a Healthier America, Emily Callahan
This resource by the Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) is a review of evidence to support why veggies ‘early and often’ is key to raising adventurous, healthy eaters for life. PHA analyzed research shows it is important to include in young children’s diets, varied and positive exposures to the taste, flavors, and textures of a variety of vegetables in order to cultivate a lifetime of healthy, plant-based dietary patterns, improve planetary health, and reduce the likelihood of developing obesity and other chronic diseases. This research fuels PHA’s newest campaign “Veggies Early & Often” that calls on industry leaders, health professionals, and early education partners to raise a generation of veggie lovers by prioritizing innovative approaches to introduce and sustain the consumption of a variety of vegetables that children accept and enjoy.
June 28, 2021