The Scientific Reason Why Your Toddler Only Loves Mac And Cheese

(…or hotdogs or yogurt or chicken nuggets…)

Mary Squillace
Sep 10, 2019 · 6 min read
Little boy about to eat a spoonful of macaroni and cheese.
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I often joke that if I were to draw a food pyramid to represent what my toddler actually eats, it would consist of a wide, sturdy base of starches and fruit and a fat midsection devoted to dairy (but let’s be honest, mostly cheese). Its pinnacle would be a nearly microscopic…