Myth 17: Kids like candy better than fruits and veggies.

FruitContrary to popular belief, a new study released by First 5 California found that parents don’t need to sneak fruits and vegetables into their children’s meals — kids say they actually like them! Interviews with more than 100 preschoolers across California revealed that kids not only know it’s important to eat fruits and vegetables, they frequently prefer them to candy.

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Myth 12: Feed baby veggies before fruits.

We’ve all heard the warning, “introduce baby to vegetables before fruits or she will only want to eat sweet foods”. And well intentioned parents, who fed their baby bananas as one of her first foods, fret over visions of a future obese child who crosses her arms at the sight of a carrot and screams for Twinkies.

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