Babies’ food choices more social than nutritional study shows

016382431-bBabies’ food choices more social than nutritional: study – National | Monkey see, monkey do – that’s how babies learn what foods to eat, says a study out of Cornell University. According to researchers, babies as young as a year old are able to pick up on subtle social cues which help them differentiate which foods their families like and dislike. Babies then formulate their own eating habits around what they observe, findings which suggests food selection is based more on social dynamics rather than nutritional needs.

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