|Parents have been told that they can shape their children's eating habits for a lifetime by serving fruit and vegetables while they are young.
Researchers at Washington University in St Louis have been looking at ways of getting children to eat healthily to combat child obesity, and one way was to create an environment in the home where kids reach for a banana instead of crisps.
A programme was tested by the researchers and Professor Debra Haire-Joshu of the George Warren Brown School of Social Work, where parents were taught how to provide preschool children with easy access to fruit and vegetables and tested whether children's food choices were affected by their parents'.
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