Maria Godoy, reporting for NPR's "All Things Considered", on how to raise culinarily adventurous children. Some of this I've already been doing, such as only feeding them what I'm already eating.
Exposing kids to a variety of flavors early in life "tends to produce kids who are more willing to try other things," says Birch.
"Babies are really born predisposed to learn to eat the diets of what the people around them are eating," she says.
But I really liked this particular insight. It does match what I've seen from my own children.
Ball points to advice his mother-in-law received from a pediatrician 40 years ago, back when his wife was a toddler: "Expect her to eat one meal, play with one meal, and ignore one meal."