Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Setting a Good Food Example

It's sad when common sense has to be researched and published as an academic study. Washington University in St. Louis is looking into healthy eating habits for children. It turns out that the best way to get kids to eat their vegetables is to start them eating vegetables at an early age.

No, corn syrup does not count as a vegetable.

One good thing that can be said about the study is that it was part of a program to teach parents about nutrition in their own homes. It provided education and outreach efforts designed to help parents make sure that their children were making healthy, nutritious choices about the foods that they ate. The bad news is that overweight children who had already been exposed to salty, sweet foods that were bad for them had already developed (negative) preferences.

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