Study: Genetics play role in picky eating

Experts say parents must keep exposing kids to new foods
NEW YORK (WPVI) -- A recent study says picky eating in kids is probably partially due to genetics.

Scientists think that genes linked to a child's sensory repsonses make some of them more reluctant to try new foods.

That reluctance kicks in around age 2, and experts say it won't go away on its own - that parents need to work with children on it.

They say parents need to continue exposing kids to new foods - and remember, it can take 10 to 20 tries before they accept it.
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