Getting Kids to Eat Their Vegetables

Do you, like so many other parents, have a hard time getting your little ones to eat their veggies? If so, take heart: A recent study just may offer you a solution, and a seemingly simple one at that. Last month, researchers at Stanford University found that teaching preschoolers that their bodies need a variety of certain foods to function encouraged the children to voluntarily eat more vegetables. Translation: If you teach your children well–about nutrition, that is–you can cut out the bribery and sneaky stuff and watch them make healthier choices all on their own. Published in Psychological Science, the findings suggest that young children are capable of grasping a “conceptual approach to nutrition.” According to researchers Sarah Gripshover and Ellen Markman, “Children have natural curiosity–they want to understand why and how things work.” So, what do all of you think? Are simple nutrition lessons enough to get young kids to eat healthier? (Photo: Romulo Yanes/Gourmet)

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