What fruit do kids love?
Which fruit are they most likely to eat?
These are some of the questions children and their parents are asked by the government every year.
But a new survey of the most popular fruit for toddlers has revealed some surprising results.
The survey of more than 500 adults conducted by the online research service YouGov shows that the fruit for the first five years of life is a fruit with the biggest potential for young children to eat, with orange, mango and papaya topping the list.
The fruit is also the favourite among children who have never eaten it.
“It’s the most sought after fruit for children,” said Dr Susan Gaffney, who heads the Fruit and Vegetable Science department at the University of Exeter.
“If it’s just one fruit, it’s likely to be eaten more than if it’s two or more.”
For me, it comes down to a matter of taste.
It’s the only fruit that’s going to be as good as another fruit, so I’m not going to put it down.
“The report also finds that fruit has a reputation for being “too sweet” for toddlers, so some parents choose to buy their own sweet treats.
The report says that while some fruits, like bananas, have been shown to have no adverse health effects in young children, there is some evidence that bananas may increase the risk of obesity.
In the UK, fruit consumption is expected to rise as the economy recovers from the recession.
The number of children eating fruits, vegetables and dairy products in their diet is set to double by 2030, according to the National Institute for Health Research.
According to the US National Institutes of Health, the average American child eats two-thirds of their daily calories from fruits, berries, milk and other dairy products.