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Benefits of feeding babies fruit and vegetables

We were really pleased to read the following piece in The Gateway, the magazine of De Montfort University, Leicester, regarding the benefits of feeding babies fruit and vegetables …

“Babies weaned on home-cooked fruit and vegetables are more likely to eat fruit and vegetables as childen.

Dr Helen Coulthard from DMU, in collaboration with the University of Bristol and the University of Birmingham, analyzed data collected from parents born in 1991 and 1992.

Feeding babies home-cooked or raw fruit, or home cooked vegetables meant an increase in the consumption and variety of fruit and vegetables at age seven.

Weaning babies on ready-prepared fruit and vegetables, such as baby food jars and packets, made no difference to the increased eating of fruit and vegetables.”

Source: De Montfort University

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