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Scientists from the Monell Chemical Senses Center have found that children who most prefer high levels of sweet tastes also most prefer high levels of salt taste and that, in general, children prefer sweeter and saltier tastes than do adults.
Do you love chomping on raw broccoli while your best friend can't stand the healthy veggie in any form or guise?
When are our adult food preferences formed? According to new research they are ingrained in us very early in the womb.
New findings from the Monell Center reveal that weight gain of formula-fed infants is influenced by the type of formula the infant is consuming.
How children respond to the smell of alcoholic beverages is related to their mothers' reasons for drinking, according to a new study from the Monell Chemical Senses Center.
By Savage, Jennifer S; Fisher, Jennifer Orlet; Birch, Leann L Introduction Eating behaviors evolve during the first years of life as biological and behavioral processes directed towards meeting requirements for health and growth.
If you couldn't get enough of sweets when you were young, chances are your child will share your palate's passion. That's because your taste preferences are, at least in part, influenced by your genes. However, age and culture can eventually override this genetic influence, a new study finds.
- A young chicken: also used as a pet name for children.