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Eating Out With The Kids

According to Isobel Contento, a professor of Nutrition Education at Columbia University's Teachers College in New York City, "Continued exposure to new foods is extremely important. Research suggests that children sometimes need to be exposed to food ten to fifteen times before they develop a liking to the food."

Research by Contento and many of her colleagues supports my hunch: Any kid can learn to dine out and enjoy a broader range of foods, if given the chance.

This article, written by Marion Winik, appeared online on CalorieLab Counter News or calorielab.com/news in January 2006.

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