So what is the go to fruit of kids ages 2 and up....APPLES! A new study published in the journal Pediatrics reports just that. Researchers looked at the fruit consumption of over 3000 children and apple consumption accounted for the greatest proportion, being 20 % overall. Kids ages 6-11 were more likely to eat whole fruit apples vs. kids 2-5 drank more apple juice.
" 'These findings provide some insight into what fruits children are eating and socioeconomic factors that may influence what fruit children want to eat and are being provided to eat,' according to a AAP press release that accompanied the study." as published in a summary of the research in TIME Magazine.
Apples are a great choice for kids and adults alike And now that it is fall they are in season too!
Enjoy them in my Apple Cinnamon Pancake and Applesauce Recipes!