Preschool Program Improves Young Children’s Food Literacy and Attitudes to Vegetables.
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Inadequate fruit and vegetable intake is a risk factor for the development of chronic disease and obesity. Only 3% of 4- to 8-year-old Australian children meet national vegetable intake guidelines (22% when potatoes are added, including fried potatoes), according to the 2007 Australian National Children’s Nutrition and Physical Activity Survey. Familiarity strongly influences young children’s food preferences, so early childhood is a crucial time for interventions that will influence lifelong tastes and food preferences.