Interesting Fact - Eating

Research carried out at Swansea University suggests that babies who are spoon-fed by parents are more likely to become overweight.

(The researchers believe the results of the study show that babies allowed to feed themselves during weaning are less likely to overeat and be overweight as toddlers as they can regulate their intake and stop eating when they are full.

Their study also revealed that spoon-fed children were more likely to grow up to be "fussy-eaters" than those left to their own devices.

This might explain why the phrase to be spoon-fed something is negative.  It means to be treated in a way that discourages independent thought or action. So don't be spoon-fed your English. Feed yourself.)

Source - Journal of Pediatric Obesity