23 Feb 2016

Picky Finicky Fussy Eating - Caitlin Daniel

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 1:35 pm on 23 February 2016
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Photo: Dean Jarvey / CC BY 2.0

Having a child that is a picky eater is something that many parents face. Caitlin Daniel has been studying how finicky eating has particular effects on the poor.

As a doctoral candidate in sociology at Harvard, Caitlin has spent more than two years studying how 73 Boston-area families decided what to feed their kids.

She tells Jesse Mulligan that even though low-income parents often want to serve their children healthy food, many are deterred by the prospect the child will reject it so fall back on less healthy foods they know their child will eat:

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