Babies should be fed a “Nordic diet” rich in fruits and root vegetables to prepare them for a lifetime of healthy eating, experts say.
A trial conducted by the University of Umea in Sweden involved 250 babies, who were divided into two groups and given different weaning foods from four to six months of age.
Half of the babies had standard baby food, such as mashed bananas or peas, and the other half were given home-made Nordic recipes.
By the time they were children, those raised on the Nordic diet ate twice as much vegetables as the other group of babies. The Nordic diet, based on traditional ways of eating in countries like Norway, Denmark and Iceland, is rich in oils, fish and