Partnership for Healthier America (PHA) has published a white paper featuring evidence that varied and positive exposures to the tastes, flavors, and textures of a variety of vegetables are important in young children’s diets. Key findings from the white paper include:

  • Veggies early and often are critical to a happy, healthy life
  • Through exposure early and often, kids can grow to love veggies
  • Early veggie variety is key to raising an adventurous, healthy eater
  • It's important to role model for kids—cook and eat a balanced, plant-forward diet.

PHA has provided a recorded webinar for Early Educators who are interested in working with families and caregivers. View PHA’s Veggies Early & Often Resource List for ECEs here.