Question: Healthy eating is a critical component of healthy aging. When should one start
eating healthy? It turns out that it is never too early. For example, babies who
start eating healthy in the first year are more likely to have better overall health
as they get older.
Which one of the following is the CORRECT logical inference based on the
information in the above passage?
(A) Healthy eating is important for those with good health conditions, but not for
(B) Eating healthy can be started at any age, earlier the better
(C) Eating healthy and better overall health are more correlated at a young age, but
not older age
(D) Healthy eating is more important for adults than kids
Based on the information in the passage, the correct reasonable inference is:
(B) A healthy diet can be started at any age, the earlier the better.
The piece states that it is never too early to start eating healthily, citing that babies who start a healthy diet in their first year are more likely to be overall healthy as they grow This means they can from under good nutrition at any age, not just for babies. The phrase "the earlier the better" suggests that starting to eat healthy earlier in life can lead to better health. Therefore, option (b) is the correct estimate.
Choice (A) is incorrect because the passage does not imply that healthy eating is important only for those in good health.
Choice (C) is incorrect because the passage does not show that the association between healthy eating and overall health is stronger in younger children than in older age groups.
Choice (D) is incorrect because the passage does not suggest that healthy eating is more important for adults than for children.