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Re: [IP] Re: insulin-pumpers-digest V8 #622 - sweet tooth

At 11:41 PM 12/30/2004, email @ redacted wrote:
>At a conference several years ago I saw a presentation about the "taste"
>  preferences of newborns (who had not ingested anything since birth). 
> Guess what
>they were:  Sugar, Fat and Salt! We're all born with some combo of these
>  preferences, so don't feel guilty, just find the best ways for you to 
> manage it
>"healthfully!" ;}
>Diana - managing as best she can!

And, some tastes are learned.  For instance, I've watched many children eat 
gobs of sugar on cold cereal.  I was raised without sugar on cereal since 
my sister was diagnosed with diabetes before I was and sugar became 
relegated to the back of the cupboard in those days.  I never gave my 
daughter sugar on her cereal or bought her the sweetened cereals when she 
was little.  One morning after a friend's sleepover, she watched her friend 
put spoonfuls of sugar on her cereal.  So, my daughter tried it also.  She 
ended up pouring the sweetened cereal down the sink.  She told me later she 
couldn't understand how her friend liked it since it tasted awful.  She 
also once begged for a sweetened cereal, Strawberry Shortcake or something 
like that.  She tried it once and I ended up throwing the box of uneaten 
cereal out.  Even now as an adult, she never puts sugar on cereal and 
neither do I.  We prefer it with just milk.

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