Encouraging infants and young children to eat vegetables: practical tips
Dr Alison Fildes is a Research Psychologist with an interest in the development and modification of food preferences in early childhood. She completed her PhD in the Health Behaviour Research Centre at University College London, where her work explored the contribution of genes and the environment to children’s food preferences and related eating behaviours. Her research focuses on early childhood because of the importance of this period for programming later health outcomes. She has also been involved in the development of effective interventions to modify children’s food preferences with the particular aim of increasing fruit and vegetable consumption. As an independent expert, Dr Fildes’ role is to share her professional knowledge. She does not promote brands.