Mom's Lasting Influence on Food Habits

Memories of mom cooking up a casserole or a quick after-school snack are more than just memories. Mom's behavior in the kitchen is highly influential in many of our own cooking, buying and eating behaviors according to new research from Sullivan Higdon & Sink FoodThink in "The Mom Influence" (2012).

Check out the slideshow above to uncover whether Americans really buy certain foods because their mothers did, whether moms have a greater influence on sons or daughters and more.

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