“There seems to be this window of opportunity between six and nine months—maybe even twelve months—where they’re just interested in food. And that predisposes them to healthy eating. They’re like baby birds. It doesn’t even matter if they like it. They just try it.” As The New Yorker’s Burkhard Bilger writes, “No diet has been more obsessively studied, more fiercely controlled, or more anxiously stage-managed than baby food.” Can this period of development be used to create lifelong healthy eating habits? Can Babies Learn to Love Vegetables? (Between politics and climate change, we’re destroying the future of your planet, but seriously kid, eat the carrot.)

+ Related: Nobody Asked for Twinkies Cereal, but Here We Are. (Counterpoint: Twinkies were introduced on April 6, 1930. People have sort of wanted a Twinkies Cereal ever since.)