Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Giving Your Child a Larger Helping of Fruit Makes Them Eat More


By Julia Moravcsik, PhD, author of Teach Your Child to Love Healthy Food

A recent study found that giving kids twice as much fruit on their plates made them eat more of the fruit. They ate almost half again as much fruit as they did if the portion size was smaller. So if they normally ate four strawberries, a big portion would make them eat six.

Tips and Techniques

Give your child an extra large helping of fruit. Of course you don't want to waste the fruit, so if your child leaves some on her plate, feel free to eat it. If she watches you eat it, it will help her model your good eating habits. And fruit is just as good for parents as it is for kids!

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