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Starting babies on the “Nordic Diet” may hold the key to beating childhood obesity, researchers say. An international team found that this diet is rich in low-protein foods like berries, fish, root vegetables, and whole grains, and can instill healthier eating habits. Infants four to six months-old consumed small portions of these foods, as well as breast or formula milk. A year later, they were eating almost double the number of vegetables than those fed conventional baby foods. Lead author Dr. Ulrica Johansson, a pediatrician at the University of Umeå, says there did not appear to be any side-effects. “A Nordic diet with reduced protein introduced to infants naive to this model of eating, increased the intake of fruit, berries, vegetables, and roots, establishing a preferable eating pattern lasting over a 12-month period,” Johansson says in a media release. “There were no negative effects on breastfeeding duration, iron status or growth.”