Parents and caregivers play a key role in developing children’s eating habits. Children’s eating is influenced by many things including the types of foods provided for them, how their meals are structured, role modeling of adults around them and the family and social environment. Positive early childhood experiences regarding food, as well as the social environment in which children eat, are critical to the development of healthy eating habits later in life.

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