Healthy Starts: Introducing New Plant-Based Foods to Infants and Toddlers

Primary Objective

The goal for this study is to understand how the timing of offering a new food repeatedly affects how much of that food your child eventually accepts and how eagerly they accept it.

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You may be able to take part in Healthy Starts if you are at least 18 years old and you have a child between 9-12 months old, who was born full term and does not have a medical condition that makes feeding difficult. When you enroll, will visit the Children’s Eating Lab in Aurora 4 times over 3 months. You will offer the new food to your child at home 10 times over 6 weeks. As a participant you will receive food to offer your child and a gift card as a thank you for your time.

Main Procedures Involved: Observations of feeding your child in the Lab Offering your child a new food at home Completing surveys Measurement of length/height and weight

Duration of Participation: 3 months


$50 per visit; $200 total


CU Anschutz non-hospital research facilities

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Study ID

Protocol Number: 22-1618


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