First Foods may set Lifelong Eating Habits


An eight-year study by the University of Texas suggests that food preferences may be formed as early as age 2.  Their findings imply that infant diets could be a cue for obesity later in life.  If this is true, then the future is not looking bright for current tots.  26% of 2 to 5-year-olds are at risk of becoming overweight, and 14% are already overweight. 

These numbers are more than double mid-1970’s levels, and are up approximately 35% in the past four years alone.  How is this possible?  By 2 years of age, approximately 20% of infants are eating candy every day.  If this doesn’t grab you, can you guess what the number one vegetable for toddlers is?  French fries.   Read the full story… from Time Magazine.

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Alisa is the founder of, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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