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Public Health Professor Talks Picky Eaters with Huffington Post

Jenn Fisher Temple University Public Health Professor

Associate Professor of Public Health and Interim Director of the Center for Obesity Research and Education, Jennifer Orelet Fisher, Ph.D. spoke with The Huffington Post about how parents can cope with children who are picky eaters. 

"Fisher explains how this developmental phase, which peaks between ages 2 and 6, has evolved from a time where fear of strange foods kept kids from eating harmful toxins. Even though people no longer hunt for food, kids are biologically driven to be skeptical of unfamiliar foods. She says food neophobia will vary in children and often matches temperament. So you might see a cautious kid also cautious about new foods and a more easygoing one less afraid."

Read the full article: 8 Things Picky Eaters Wish Their Parents Knew 

Posted:  November 13, 2014