Eat more fruit and veggies during your pregnancy and your child will be much more open to eating healthy later on in life.
Kids whose mums eat a varied diet during pregnancy and breastfeeding tend to have a penchant for those foods as they grow up.
Dr Julie Mennella at the Monell Centre in Philadelphia found the link between a mother's diet and her child's food preferences after she studied 46 babies between the ages of six and 12 months, focusing on this link.
Mennella was quoted by the Daily Mail as saying that her findings clearly show that children begin getting sensory information while still in the womb.
In one experiment, she found that those babies whose mothers regularly drank carrot juice ate twice as much carrot-flavoured cereal when they were being weaned.
Further to this, Mennella found that those babies who were given fruit and veg to munch on while they were being introduced to solid foods were far more likely to eat them later on.
In yet another test, babies were fed green beans for eight days. On the first day, they consumed about 50g of green beans, but by day eight that consumption had improved to 80g.
Whether breast or bottle-fed, Mennella believes babies will easily learn to eat healthy food if parents persist with giving them a range of fruit and veg when they begin solid foods.