Anzman-Frasca Study Shows Sooner Children Learn to Eat Healthy, the Better

Updated January 16, 2018

Stephanie Anzman-Frasca, PhD, assistant professor of pediatrics, is quoted in articles about the benefits of continuing to offer healthy foods to picky kids. “This method of simply repeating the child’s exposure to healthy foods has a robust evidence base behind it,” Anzman-Frasca said. “There are many studies with preschoolers who start out not liking red peppers or squash, for example, but after five to six sessions where these foods are repeatedly offered, they end up liking them.” Anzman-Frasca is the lead author of new research that reviewed more than 40 peer-reviewed studies on how infants and young children develop preferences for healthy foods, especially vegetables and fruits.